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Replay is sooooo good!

Drafts...probably five. I used an editor. Leila's Secret was too long for me to make sure everything was in place without another pair of eyes taking a close look.

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I'll be a reader. There is something about watches to me that is almost mystical, so I'm a fan. Maybe because I'm one that still loves to wear my old Tag and got one for my son when he was about the same age a Leila.

Take care and happy Sunday!

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Loved this Bill. You developed the characters so well. There is much more to this story if you choose to do it.

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May 8Liked by Bill Adler

“Does time abhor trespassers?” Very cool line.

I wonder how much Leila changed after she was sent so far back in time.

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Apr 17Liked by Bill Adler

My type of story. Liked.

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Apr 17Liked by Bill Adler

Hi Bill,

I think (though the rules of fiction forbid killing animals, mothers or children) that the family should rescue the dog and then - as time moves on, the dog is dead again.

So proving that the child can’t reliably change the future, so is safe.

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Maybe one day we may be able to travel back in time too. You never know Bill. The possibilities are endless. Thanks, for taking me on a Good read.

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I'd love to read more!

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No way, that was so good. I thought it'd be a feel-good story the way it began but it was a bit sad, perhaps even a bit sinister. The way I like it. There's a whole novel in there. Possibly a whole series!

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Great story, Bill. Gaston reminded me of Signor Rossi. Coincidence?

I’m a sucker for time travel stories, H.G. Wells fan, and this one tickles all the right spots. Well done!

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What a sweet and sad story. It leaves me wondering what Leila did when she arrived in the distant past and how she survived as an 11 year old and whether she tried to return home. And her parents, how crushing to lose their only child.

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This is just amazing, Bill. It's stuff like this that makes me come back to read more of you.

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Thank you! I'm very happy you enjoyed Leila's Secret.

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I need to wait awhile before responding. Having a great day and need to concentrate on the next right thing to do. I AM going to tell EVERYONE about you.

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Another awesome story. The ending was outstanding. Just restocked it.

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Whoa! Cool ending, Bill! What an imagination you have! Thanks for the ride.

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