Is There A Sequel To The Tell-Tale Heart?
Yes. I did a Google search if there’s a sequel and there’s a handful of options. There’s A Helping Hand (Tell-Tale Heart Sequel) or the Tell-Tale Heart 2: The End or WRICH 109.9 FM Prime End. I prefer Prime’s End because it was just too much work to run a business without money. I’m currently working on a
lengthy memoir. It’s going to be eleven times as long as Moby Dick. I know that’s long. But if you couldn’t get through Heart of Darkness because it wasn’t dark enough, I suggest you wait for the dark story about me. You fancy me mad?
I re-read The Tell-Tale Heart way back in March and I decided to re-enact the short story. I was totally possessed to kill Tuesday and wanted to do more. While drenched in blood after ruining my expensive Central Michigan Chippewas T-shirt, I reached in and grabbed the heart of Tuesday. Swimming in pools of blood, I reached in just behind and slightly left of the breastbone and grabbed the vital organ located in the center of the chest with a slight tilt to the left. I got it -- I had Tuesday’s heart. In my hand was the heart that pumped blood through the network of arteries and veins called the cardiovascular system. It was way past eleven and God knows what time, sometime in the very early morning on Wednesday in Burger King’s parking lot with the heart of Tuesday and so much blood that I could have ran my own Canadian Red Cross instead of Lionheart Incorporated. Knowing everyone would assume that I would bury the heart under Burger King, I buried his heart next to Tim Horton. I buried the heart of Tuesday underneath a drive-through sign beside an old jelly donut.
Beyond The Blue Kite is slightly longer after recent revisions. The novel includes an additional chapter with more background and depth. The first chapter is now called Snakes And Ladders and the new second chapter is called Dinner And A Career. There’s greater depth to the story and after one more revision the book can be marketed in the 80,000 to 90,000-word market as YA fiction for older teens. My project is a well-researched period piece for the new great generation looking for the next best story floating eerily in a midpoint between cool realism and dark fiction.