A Special Place--Epilogue
Try as I may, I could not get the characters from A Special Place to quietly fade into the sunset. They insisted their life wasn't over and their adventures continued after the end of A Special Place. After wrestling with exactly how their further adventures would be told--and many false starts--the story goes on.
Trying to tell the stories of those at Oberlin in Ohio and those left behind in Concord as a single story just would not work. Two closely integrated stories were equally impossible. Instead of writing, I found myself trying to keep trace of events on a calendar.
Finally, it became clear that if the story was to continue, it would have to focus on one group or the other, which of course, left one group angry because their story was going untold. The solution proved to be two separate stories with very little reference to the other except when the two groups become involved in a single event or share information.