I have this thing where I have no real interest in what I call “the random follow up”. ( Yeah, yeah, I know it sounds dismissive.)
These are the short stories which are neither epilogue nor sequel nor part of a series nor anything that seems to follow the plot/storylines of the earlier book. They just seem to depict a chance scene or event or whatever at some stage in the couple’s life.
I have seen a fair number of them around, but I don’t buy them (unless they happen to be in an anthology I’ve picked up) and I don’t tend to hunt them down on an author’s website or blog to read them.
I’m not sure why my lack of interest. Maybe the story had already been brought to a satisfying conclusion for me?? A strange desire to have a sequel proper?? *shrugs* Who knows.
I’m interested to hear if I’m the only one who has this, let’s be honest, rather weird not really aversion but meh-ness about the whole random follow up thing.
I also want to know why you think these appear to be so prevalent is it because:
– the characters still have stories to be told that don’t necessarily ‘fit’ into a longer story format;
– the short scenes etc may have already been written but not included in the original book;
– the fans demand it;
– the internet facilitates it; or,
– is it all of the above… or something else entirely.
I know I’m full of
shit questions at the moment, aren’t I? Just call me Kurious Kris. 🙂