30. Troubled Waters, original chapter posted 1/16/07

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Troubled Waters — Page 6

Author commentary

Veronica: In the earlier version of this page, Mike ended up nearly falling down a waterfall, which is honestly so clichéd! And incredibly unrealistic! Why would a random-ass waterfall exist in a public park? Shouldn’t it be closed off? Do these kids live in the woods? The freaken WILDERNESS or something?

Mike getting pulled by dangerous streams is bad enough, but I wanted to tone down the scene while also maintaining it as scary and serious, so instead I rewrote it to Mike getting bludgeoned by rocks. It makes a lot more sense! Mike was able to grab a rock earlier so it’s not like they came out of nowhere!

You can notice Lucy’s fear flare up for a second there.. obviously, it wasn’t as extreme in the past.. at this time, it was just typical fear of water because she can’t swim. A natural and understandable concern!

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