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J.M. Diener

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This story was written to provide the much-needed conclusion to the original version of Witches’ Wager. It was rather unfair of me to leave Ken and Michelle hanging when I completed the novel, so this was the result of my soul-cleansing. It is also interesting how sometimes stories mirror real life in that they throw unintended curveballs your way. There is one relationship in the story which surprised even me as the author, but the interaction between the characters in the novel brought it about as a logical conclusion.

Here you will find the full text of “Reunion”, which has material that was left out of the epilogue in Witches’ Wager due to storytelling and space constraints. There are some revisions from the original 2002 version as it was brought into line with the 2016 revision of the novel prior to publication. Like the book it sprang from, this is a Christian tale for adults, albeit without the fantastic storytelling elements found in the novel. It is set in the year A.D. 2000, so technology, culture, and events need to be imagined through the lens of that time period. Some of the characters are loosely based on real people, and the representation (or misrepresentation) of any real-world Christian organizations in this piece are from my personal perspective and should not be used to judge said organizations. There is much more solid Christian theology and practice that are trying to make a point in this piece than in its parent, so bear with me. But above all, enjoy.

J.M. Diener 
March 2023

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