When I first wrote If, Never three weeks ago, I didn’t think it would have a sequel. Even in my wildest dreams did I think it would turn into a trilogy (and some of those dreams and pretty funky, thank you for asking.)

The initial premise of the first story was expanded on, and I enjoyed writing the second and coming up with another twist. But the next question was whether that was the last twist, or whether there was another twist somewhere to be had. I realised from some of the comments I’d had in person that some people were a little confused what had happened, and even thought that the carrier bag had been hidden outside. That made me realise that there was still some scope in these events, and that maybe that second twist should be resolved.

So it was a fairly straightforward thing to invent the brother-sister pairing, with the sister being the focus of the story.

Writing it was fairly easy, and again this was one that seemed to require little editing. The fact that they don’t seem to need that much editing suggests – to me at any rate – that my editing game needs working on. I spotted some typos in the printed versions of the first two stories while I was writing this one, which I went back and fixed, and resolved to be at least a better proof reader, if not a better editor, than I have been.

I’m quite satisfied with the result. The second one felt the most satisfying to write, of the three, but I’m not sure that this isn’t the most satisfying to read. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below…

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