Click here to read Betsy Westphal's story, Suicide by Sime.
By Mary Lou Mendum on Friday, March 17, 2000 - 9:03 am: Edit Post
By Kaas Baichtal on Friday, March 17, 2000 - 9:00 pm: Edit Post
Speaking of Suicide by Sime, Part I scrolled off the end of the Recent Additions list so I provided an index. Look below, in the Indexes, to find it. Betsy, if you want to change the index, go for it... it's in your directory and you have full access to it.
By Jocelyn on Saturday, March 25, 2000 - 4:48 pm: Edit Post
By Kaas Baichtal on Sunday, April 30, 2000 - 9:54 pm: Edit Post
Anybody heard from Betsy lately? How is part 3 coming? I really enjoyed both parts 1 and 2. I didn't think part 2 was unfocused at all. I enjoyed the main character's patchy understanding of what goes on in Sime Centers, and his obvious confusion as to how to feel about Simes, channels, and Sime Centers. To me it seems quite realistic.
By Betsy on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 - 6:31 pm: Edit Post
Thanks so much for commenting on parts 1 & 2. I have good news and bad news. After a long busy summer I have finally had time to figure out how to get Edam off the roof (which was where I left him in part 3 when I posted part 2). That's the good news. The trouble is, I had thought that part 3 would wrap up the story. No-o. Edam has quite a lot more to tell and although he's off the roof (at the moment, building new furniture for the transfer suites as I type), he's not done with me yet.
By Ann Marie on Thursday, August 24, 2000 - 8:23 am: Edit Post
Yes, my characters are very self willed. That's why I write. I want to find out what they're going to do next!
By Irmtrud on Saturday, September 2, 2000 - 7:54 pm: Edit Post
I loved the first 2 parts and now I´m eager to read more, more, more!!!!
By Mary Lou on Saturday, September 16, 2000 - 3:14 pm: Edit Post
I liked this third section; the writing was much smoother, and the bit about Edam turning the Sime Center on its head as he rebuilds the furniture is genuinely funny.
By Betsy on Saturday, September 16, 2000 - 3:22 pm: Edit Post
It's closer to two weeks since Edam arrived at the Sime Center in such a dramatic fashion and he dealt with a Second in changeover that time. So a little renSime wasn't a problem two weeks later. As for the rest of it, I'll explain it in part 4. There is a lot of sorting out going on right now...
By Jocelyn on Saturday, September 16, 2000 - 9:32 pm: Edit Post
By Mary Lou on Saturday, September 16, 2000 - 10:42 pm: Edit Post
Hmm, my impression was that for the first three weeks or so after transfer, or donation, a Gen's field would not zlin attractive to a Sime. It would do if nothing else was available, but a channel wouldn't have any trouble zlinning more appetizing.
By Jocelyn on Sunday, September 17, 2000 - 12:04 pm: Edit Post
Just a note from the Diet (hee, hee) Front.
By Yon on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 - 2:43 pm: Edit Post
Ditto on a lot of the comments.
By Bumpkin on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 7:01 pm: Edit Post
I hope to heck that part three is not the last!
By Jocelyn on Wednesday, January 1, 2003 - 10:20 am: Edit Post
By Anonymous on Sunday, March 2, 2003 - 8:42 pm: Edit Post
This is a great story -- especially Edam's "voice," which is a window into his head.
By Anonymous on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 4:13 pm: Edit Post
I was impressed by all three parts of the story and I really hope there's going to be a fourth. It sort of left me hanging with Edam giving transfer to Ari at the end. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?????
By wdarling on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 11:24 pm: Edit Post
Wonderful, somehow had not fou this story until today!