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    Coven leader, Carol, has been single for too long. Aching with loneliness, she spontaneously turns a fascinating victim. Will this young woman make a proper mate? Can the newborn vampire adapt? More importantly, does she even want this life in the darkness?

    Below are my original Chapter 1 summary remarks. I'm leaving them to clarify the Chapter 1 comments for later readers.

     
    I will add a summary later via edit. What do you think? This might be a one-and-done, a shorty of a few chapters, or who knows. Feedback, please.

    Note to my readers: I will keep posting Feud chapters weekly.

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    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    88
    Kudos:
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    Therese Belivet flees the shadows of her youth, seeking a new life. The shifting America of 1962 is rife with opportunities for such rebirth. She's paid her dues; the hard-won Master's Degree and Teaching Credential top her resume. The twenty-two-year-old needs a chance, a break. Might a high-school English department head be her ray of light? Carol Aird of New York Public School District #3 has a discerning eye for talent and character; she seeks both at the New York State Teachers Employment Fair.

    Can a true, forever love blossom in an ordinary school setting?

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    Chapters:
    28/?
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    1806
    Kudos:
    174
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
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    For over a century, two northern California farming families, the Airds and Belivets, have been at odds. They raised various crops over the decades, but both clans began to concentrate on growing and harvesting walnuts in the 1920s. Deadly gun violence haunted this feud in the 19th Century. Later, the weapons became words and societal backstabbing.

    Therese Belivet returns to the groves in 1967 to teach at the local high school. Low and behold, Carol Aird's daughter, Rindy, is in Therese's Honors English class. Will it be two cats in a burlap sack or a pair of lovelorn souls discovering romance among the Walnut groves?

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    44,383
    Chapters:
    16/?
    Comments:
    172
    Kudos:
    91
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    3118
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    How would the story continue if Therese didn't show up at the Oak Room in the end, and chose to follow a different path instead?  

    Will their love pass the tests and challenges of their time and prevail at the end?

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    Words:
    69,471
    Chapters:
    22/?
    Comments:
    553
    Kudos:
    450
    Bookmarks:
    20
    Hits:
    11773
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    Therese Belivet is recently unemployed, searching for her place in the big city. When an unexpected encounter with the glamorous Carol Aird flips Therese’s world upside down, Therese must come face to face with the reality of love. And its hardships.

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    6,877
    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    30
    Kudos:
    96
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    1337
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    A talented best-selling novelist strives to continue her low-key life in the town of her birth. Surrounded by a handful of protective friends and associates, yet lonely for love, she overworks to sedate the pain of her aching heart. A chance encounter with two less fortunate than she sets her world spinning.

    Novel length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    46,593
    Chapters:
    23/23
    Comments:
    252
    Kudos:
    134
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    5240
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    Who knew leaving your journal in a random furniture shop would turn Therese's life upside down - in the best way possible.

    Or, Carol/The Price of Salt set in 2015. Therese is a college student and goes to Carol and Abby's furniture shop for inspiration for her finals project. Some events are from the movie, some are from the book, and some have been flipped around to play a better role.

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    22,720
    Chapters:
    10/?
    Comments:
    102
    Kudos:
    115
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    2833
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    I’d like to think of this as a throwback to Patricia Highsmith’s noir genre. What if two ordinary people, Therese Belivet and Carol Aird, found themselves embroiled in events spinning rapidly out of control? Who is to be trusted? What is to be believed? Can one of them actually trust her lover’s memories of the events?

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    82,566
    Chapters:
    35/35
    Comments:
    1938
    Kudos:
    105
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    5864
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    Comet 24 ricochets off asteroid Dirty Harry and strikes planet Carol.

    A riveting 24-hour crime drama and romance set in real-time, this story has twenty-four chapters representing one hour each.

    Note my scene breaks — dink-chug! dink-chug! dink-chug! dink-chug... — are representative of TV series 24's countdowns as were shown at beginnings, endings, scene changes, and commercial breaks — https://youtu.be/aqRtUwi3kv8

    Novel length.

    Language:
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    56,764
    Chapters:
    24/24
    Comments:
    202
    Kudos:
    36
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    2446
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    Carol Aird was certainly Therese’s friend. They’d met when Therese first started working at the advertising agency about a year prior. Carol worked in analytics, while Therese worked in creative. Their teams would meet up a couple of times a month, at most, but the first time the meeting happened, Therese and Carol sort of…hit it off. Therese couldn’t really explain it, but they’d just clicked, and that same night, Carol invited Therese (and, nicely, Dannie) out for drinks with her friends. Therese had barely noticed anyone else was at the bar besides Carol.

    Their timing, though, was never right.

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    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    85
    Kudos:
    183
    Bookmarks:
    8
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    A desperate woman must elude two groups of pursuers: deadly foreign agents and her own pathetically deceived Federal and state law enforcement agencies. She needs to rest, heal, and refuel. Will a sleepy inn nestled among California’s ancient Sequoias provide respite? Can the lovely innkeeper mend this fugitive's shattered heart?

    Once again, I'm writing in third person limited from Therese’s perspective.

    Novella length.

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    Words:
    19,110
    Chapters:
    9/9
    Comments:
    79
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    60
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    The events from the book told in the tone of the film. Like most films adapted from novels, Carol (2015) left out a lot of plot and scenes from Highsmith's "The Price of Salt." This work is a collection of those original moments from the book rewritten as if they had all made it in the film. Deviates slightly from both the book and the screenplay to incorporate my thoughts in recreating these moments and the main plot. Hope you enjoy!

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    Words:
    34,207
    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    88
    Kudos:
    114
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
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    All her life, Therese has been told to share.

    Share this, share that. Sharing is caring and if you don’t share, you don’t care, and therefore, you are a terrible person. Share your toys with the other kids who will no doubt lose them or take them, only to break them when you ask politely if you can pretty please have them back. Share your pencils with the other kids in your group, all of whom have somehow neglected to bring their own.

    More humiliatingly, share your mother with her new stranger husband and her unborn child, whom she already evidently loves more than you.

    Now Therese, in her much more independent adult life, chooses to be greedier. And when Therese has an opportunity to fall wholly, maybe even irrevocably in love with one Carol Ross, and have those same feelings reciprocated, Therese takes it. She takes it all.

     

    This one’s mine.

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    Chapters:
    3/10
    Comments:
    30
    Kudos:
    54
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    880
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    I listed Carol (2015) in the fandoms, but this story is strictly a TPOS sequel. I know there are scores of them, but I have only read a couple. So, forgive me if I touch on similarities; it's inevitable.

    Like Highsmith did in The Price of Salt, this story is in third person limited. Of my ten previous Carol AUs, only one has been written from that point of view, Spitfire Dawn. It's time for another challenge.

    Novella length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    28,384
    Chapters:
    12/12
    Comments:
    114
    Kudos:
    43
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    2160
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    Two women are meant for one another. However, their age gap, family tragedies, and a divided nation cast pitfalls in their path to happiness.

    Novel length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    71,610
    Chapters:
    28/28
    Comments:
    216
    Kudos:
    88
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    5853
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    Seeing Carol in her apartment was certainly different. She’d been there only a couple times - once to visit Therese and give her the camera bag, meeting Richard in the process, and the second time to help Therese with her bags for their trip. Now there Carol was, but to stay. She didn’t do as much poking and prodding as before. Her movements were timid, like last night, and she waited to move from the doorway.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    34,089
    Chapters:
    13/15
    Comments:
    580
    Kudos:
    701
    Bookmarks:
    30
    Hits:
    15906
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    Therese went to the beach in Miami as she was on vacation. But unfortunately, while she was swimming, her foot got stuck in some kind of web and couldn't get it out. It is when a lifeguard with a red swimsuit goes to her. What will happen between these two characters?

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    English
    Words:
    32,098
    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
    126
    Kudos:
    141
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    4601
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    A mother and her daughter struggle to survive in a harsh world. They open their door and hearts to a victimized stranger. Will this new arrival strengthen their stand or tax their resources to the brink?

    I am returning to my dark roots with this one. Let's step into a world that isn't near so fictional as it would have seemed before Covid-19.

    Novella length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,136
    Chapters:
    9/9
    Comments:
    78
    Kudos:
    52
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    1867
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    After a tough upbringing, Therese Belivet finally has a stable home and a family she loves. Now, her new job at The New York Times is a chance to make something of herself, and a step towards her dream of becoming a photojournalist. But there's just one problem that threatens to disrupt it all: she's falling in love with her boss's wife.

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    English
    Words:
    48,537
    Chapters:
    14/14
    Comments:
    221
    Kudos:
    331
    Bookmarks:
    20
    Hits:
    7744
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    SCAD senior Therese Belivet was not expecting more than some precious time with her mother over Christmas break. However, her mom's new neighbor has certainly spiked this season's eggnog.


    I'm seeking something different with this one. Let’s see what we can find.

    Note to Abby fans; she features large in this AU.

    Novel length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    103,377
    Chapters:
    37/37
    Comments:
    327
    Kudos:
    162
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    7698

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