So I read both epilogues, and I feel a need to ask, is either one the "right" one? A lot of the other choose-your-own-adventure style bits in this series still eventually lead to one specific outcome. It wouldn't bother me, except that the implications behind each changes what actually happened in Ending Number Four. One implies that Jack lied in his blog, so the actual sequence of events before the decision has to be different between the different endings.
Am I misunderstanding something? Am I just a nitpciking ass hole for being bothered by this?
.What it feels like, to me anyway, it that both endings are true. They both connect in a way. I’m glad to see Lucy might be taking a bigger part in book 4? (waiting for audiobook of 3 so idk what happens in there) But Benjamin is “working” at the gas station? I’m sure he’s just killing anything weird that come in... I guess I want both to be true, for Jack to feel like there’s someone else who can understand him. I want Claire and Loren to be ok. Maybe they can help with the bad thing that’s coming.
-Sweet Dreams Jack
I loved it. I have a feeling that it's possible solving the final riddle(s) could give us the "true" ending to the story - but even if that's not the case it was still so much fun to see the different routes you wrote and get to play the game (I smirk as I write those last few words.) Thank you for putting so much time and effort into all of this, Jack. It was a hell of a ride, and I can't wait to see more.
You are absolutely entitled to be bothered. This story was a huge departure from my normal storytelling. It was an experiment of sorts.
Neither ending is necessarily "right" or "wrong."
I intended to leave it up to the reader. Whichever you prefer.
If you want, both can be correct. Or if you didn't care for them, neither.
Whatever you decide, thank you for playing.