You Only Live Thrice

you only live thriceI rarely revisit past works, but this little three-pager (I’m calling it a caption-vignette; click the icon for the file) is a rewrite of my TG caption from a few days ago: “You Only Live Twice“. I received some feedback on DeviantArt that suggested it didn’t quite work for what it was trying to do, and I agreed with that. In retrospect, I was trying too hard to fit the story (such as it is) into the limited space available. But it needed more space, so I revamped the format into a text-oriented PDF and let the text grow to a more natural length. So it’s the same story, only told more clearly. Enjoy!


3 thoughts on “You Only Live Thrice

  1. Even if you don’t normally rewrite stuff, this was absolutely amazing. I love the identity death/melt at the end, really kicked it up a notch for me.
    Thank you for all your great work ❤

    • Thanks for the props! Funny, I didn’t really think of it as an identity death; I was imagining that Damien is still there in the background, just no longer in control of events. The other possibility hinted at is a merging of the two personalities. One could argue that even though her memories only go back a few months, she has access to his full background, so there’s some sort of continuation there. Needless to say, this is all open to interpretation. 🙂

  2. Pingback: You Only Live Twice | Amanda's Reading Room

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