Okay. Here's my problem. I am bogged down in this story, and there is no light up at the top of the well shaft. Complete darkness. I tried to do too much. I am sorry. I am very, very sorry, and frustrated.
But I still want to write about Samara. In fact there is a whole mostly new story about her percolating in my head, and it's all OverTheMoon2139's fault. (Darn you, OverTheMoon!) She was the one who mentioned that Claire and Drew were a bit like Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler of Law & Order: SVU. Believe it or not, I'd never seen a single episode of that show, but she inspired me to try it. Now I'm half-way through the fourth season and hooked.
I want to write a Ring/L&O:SVU crossover. I would post it under the Law and Order category because there are over 5000 more SVU stories than there are Ring stories, which means a lot more people would see it. It would be shorter than Simple Gifts, ( I hope) but it would use some of the same points I made in how Samara was treated. It would take place in modern day New York, when Dr. Judith Weiss finally gets together the courage to go the detectives of SVU and report that in less than forty-eight hours, seven year old Samara Morgan is scheduled to have part of her brain cut out—and that her parents may also be abusing and neglecting her. Don't worry, Samara would still be Samara. Judith would have some things in common with Claire, but wouldn't be identical.
Would you be willing to read it?
Also, check out my updated profile. I added a pic I found on 'Icanhazcheezburger'. Just call her...Sadakat. Or Sammiekitteh.