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“If you end this story with ‘and then she woke up and it was all a dream’ I promise I'll do you damage.”

I snatched the manuscript from his hand, mumbled something about needing to tweak chapter five and beat the hell out of my editor’s office.

I believed I’d written something great, that my story had all the elements of a blockbuster: a cute girl, an even cuter dog, a tornado, witches and an all-powerful wizard. All that hard work down the pan.

I dropped The Wizard of Oz in the bin. It was a stupid title anyway.

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    D.M. over 4 years ago

    love it!

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    Julie over 4 years ago

    I really should sue Mr Baum, don't you think, Dr Abbler. Cheers for reading.

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    Julie over 4 years ago

    Thanks for reading and for your lovely comments, D.M. and Michelle.

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