“Their lovemaking that night took on an urgency it had never before possessed; hard, driving, pleading.”
Ian and Dima are in love, but their lives are so different that Dima seems compelled turn his back on Ian’s pleading proposal. He’s unaware members of his family nurse bitter regret about their own decisions.
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My apologies for ending the last chapter in what seemed like a significant cliffhanger. As I serialize this novel for Medium, word-count often means I can’t stick with my manuscript’s original chapter organization. The play fight between Ian and Dima was not the original end of that chapter; it was just meant as a diversion to lead up to Ian’s big question.
Only after I posted did I realize that by “cliffhanger-ing” the ending, I was setting up expectations I wasn’t going to fulfill. I’ll chalk it up to a lesson in being careful about how I serialize.
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