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The Open End: A Book of Maddeningly Short Stories

A project in Berlin, Germany by Rhett W. Whitaker

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Heroes, weirdos, clarity, and the pain of knowing you might never get closure. What more could you want?
Backers: 83
Average Pledge Per Backer: $71

Funded: $5,900 of $5,000
Dates: May 29th -> Jun 29th (32 days)
Project By: Rhett W. Whitaker
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Latest News

The Final Hours

June 29th - via: kickstarter.com
One last push to the finish! We've got ten hours to bring in the rest of our funding, and I think we can do it.   If all of our existing backers get two friends to pledge today,  that will cover the difference - doesn't sound so hard, does it?... (Read More)

Reward updates!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
So, there are a few changes being made in the upper reward tiers, and backers win!  Here's what's different: DISTINCTION (write-in special): The reward at this pledge level is getting a substantial bump.  Your write-in character will now receive a... (Read More)


June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Three days to go, and our goal is so close I can taste it!  Pledges have really picked up as we approach the end of the campaign - it's a great feeling to have some momentum going into the final weekend.  I'd like to take the opportunity to thank a... (Read More)

Birds of a Feather #3

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
In this installment, we have a couple of projects after my own shoe-string heart.  Let's hear it for the newcomers! Archivist  Corryn Anderson's SF novel, Archivist, presents us with a bleak future in which criminals must surrender their own... (Read More)

New Video!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
So, I finally broke down, got over my camera-shyness, and made a shiny new video.  Hopefully, being able to put a face/voice to the project will give any hold-out potential backers that extra little push.  See the main page for the updated vid. For... (Read More)

One Week Left!

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Over the hump!We've reached over 50% of our funding goal and have 7 days remaining to sort out the rest.  It's a tall order, but I believe in you guys.  A big thanks to all of the excellent people who have decided to pledge thus far.  For those... (Read More)

Glimpses, Ep.3

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the characters in the book winds up doing a job he never thought he would in a place he thought didn’t exist. Life is full of unexpected complications.  Our reactions to these existential hiccups inform our individual and collective... (Read More)

Birds of a Feather #2

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Kickstarter is a bottomless well of worthy causes.  Here are two more projects producing big ol' blips on my radar: Gunner Jackson  Short films are natural companions for short stories.  Tortured logic, you say?  Just go with it.  Please.  I've... (Read More)

Glimpses, Ep.2

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
There is a story in the book which was inspired by an actual encounter my wife had with a stranger around the time we started dating.  Most of the story - the fictional version - takes place in a bathtub. Earlier this year, I came home and took a... (Read More)

Two Weeks Left! Time to Rally.

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all, Time flies!  Crazy to think that in two short weeks, the Kickstarter campaign will be over and the fate of The Open End: will be decided.  Will the project succeed?  Will the book go to print?  That depends, thankfully, on you! I'd like... (Read More)

Birds of a Feather #1

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
There are all kinds of cool things floating around on Kickstarter - it's fairly easy for projects to escape your attention until it's too late to support them.  I've been thinking that it would be great if there were some way to help other projects... (Read More)

Glimpses, Episode 1

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
For the final two weeks of the kickstarter campaign for the book, I thought it might be fun to give everyone a little taste (or glimpse, if you will) of the stories contained therein.  Each "Glimpses" episode will reveal an interesting aspect of one... (Read More)

Shiny new version of early-release story available...

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
To any backers who have already downloaded the early-release copy of "The Curse of The Vague": there is a new version available on Dropbox (your old link still works).  I've adjusted the title font and corrected a few typos which surfaced over the... (Read More)

Price drop & extra length on your own custom story!

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Ever wanted to play the lead?Well, now's your chance!  As of today, the "IDOLATRY" reward tier is receiving a $51 price drop and is being expanded to a minimum of 1000 words!  You can spend the money you save on a monocle, a hairless cat, or some... (Read More)

Week 1 Wrap-Up: Lookin' Good, Everybody

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, well, well.  What do we have here?Looks to me like 29% of our funding goal and backers from three different continents (extra tip of the hat to Australia)! I can't tell you how humbled I feel that there's been such strong support so far, and... (Read More)

Patience is for Suckers.

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
You're not a sucker, are you?I didn't think so.  That's why I'll be sending out your early-release copy of "Open to Interpretation: The Curse of The Vague" before the funding period is even over.  That's right: as thanks for your support, I'm going... (Read More)


May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm shocked.Really, I'm floored.  I've got no right to be this far along this early in the game. We're not even through the first three days of the campaign, and the funding level is already sitting at just under 20% of the total goal!  Give... (Read More)

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