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I wouldn’t just be surprised. I would probably be shocked and horrified but in a good kind of way.

Okay, it wouldn’t be good at first but it would be great in the grand scheme of things. What’s the quote? “The needs of the many outweighs the needs of the few.” — Spock? Because what I — the controller of the story — want for my story may not necessarily be what’s best for it. As backwards as that is, I think it’s kind of true. Sometimes we just have to sit back and let our story go for a bit. Wave it goodbye with tears in our eyes. Then yell at it when it hasn’t called us back in a year.

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