Hello All,

I’ve been publishing serialized stories every week since this site went on line last July. This format was an experiment to determine if cutting up short stories would work without “cliff-hanger” endings. Well, it doesn’t. The reading experience of stopping and starting a story every seven days isn’t the best way to present the content. So I’ve decided to end “Bad” at last week’s installment.

But…if you’d like to continue reading the novella up to the end, just email me at:


and I’ll send you a PDF of the entire story without the section breaks.


Posts of “Thoughts from the Heart” will continue on a weekly basis. So stick around. And feel free to leave comments!





  1. Jerry's Cousin says:

    Sorry it didn’t work out, Irv.
    Many people today want instant gratification and don’t want to wait the week.
    They want it all now.
    I would like to know, how “Bad” turned out.

    1. Irving H. Podolsky says:

      Sure. I’ll send it to you.

      I’m the same way. I wouldn’t want to wait a week to continue with the story if I were connected to it. And so many distractions come into my life within the week, I can understand that readership dropped off. But my blog isn’t the only place this is happening. I also have an on-going weekly column on CuriosityQuills.com. They publish segmented stories as well, and get the same results as my serialized stories.


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