Your work is powerful and very well-written. The focus on the emotional interactions and events as they happen, is a rare and very nice way to write! The shrinking is well-wrote. But, as I favor GTS shrinking into micros...^_^
Wow, thank you! That's really nice feedback and I really appreciate it. I really enjoy the whole concept of a GTS shrinking down, which I'm sure you gathered because Erica started out as quite tall in the story, but by the time I started leaning into Please.. I was a bit frustrated with the lack of content for half sized. I've seen plenty of writers and artists focus on doll size and smaller, but the mini size was largely ignored, so I felt like I could really dive in and fill something for half size. It also helps that Erica is obviously someone who has a lot of personal development to do, and that she could lead the other characters through immense development as well. I've had plenty of ideas that would focus only on the process of shrinking, but Erica's tale is really special to me. It's helped teach me how to write.
And I am curious, how small is Erica now? I don't have a good feel. Can I expect her to go micro?
Erica has remained stable at 35.3" tall since her night of shrinking. There will be more shrinking in the story, and I've even written the next shrinking scene to show up, I just haven't connected the points in the story yet. We will go smaller than half size in this story, but the mode of shrinking in this story has already been established to have limits, so no micro size in this story, sorry.
You can always revisit the concept in another story. Say, where at first an accident of some type (Magic, Science, Unknown) makes a woman, or women grow for a few chapters. Say, taller than houses (at least), taller than the tallest buildings would be best. Because such huge rates of growth in short time spans really pushes getting a cure. A cure that isn't stable? Now say, the woman or women start shrinking, alright! But once down to even 10' tall, stopping the shrink suddenly isn't as important to society. Let alone at 1" tall. For a REAL twist, have a man (unknown to all) absorbing the woman, or women. As they drain, physically into him, HE grows and Grows and GROWS. So society is even LESS worried about the shrinking woman or women. And the first (at least) attempted cure for him goes very wrong. It keeps him from shrinking smaller than his current height, period! And increases the number of women he absorbs, say from the research team. This could rival 'Please ' in length and drama!
I'm definitely over my limit with stories, and can't even give Please.. the attention it deserves until I find a way to break free of the current job I have, which may require a move. maybe even one out of state. New stories are definitely out of reach for me right now.