Overactive Imagination is a story written by Aosora Hikaru. It ran in Issue 44, and can be found at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/256238.html and mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/overactive-imagination/.
Trevor is an author, who has a character in a novel named Chad. And then one day, he doesn't anymore, but now there's some dude in his bed who says his name is Chad.
I’ve heard it said that if you spend long enough on a story, long enough absorbed in the world and the characters, that it all starts to become real. It starts to seem as though the characters are actually people you could converse with, as though the events that you write are times you’ve lived through.
I’d like to find the person who said that and punch them in the dick.
Overactive Imagination is unconnected to other stories or universes.
So the s2b2 editors put out a cry for help, asking for some last-minute submissions to fill out the issue. I'd been kicking around an idea strongly inspired by Stranger Than Fiction but never did anything with it for this issue. So, I sat down and threw this together in less than 48 hours. It definitely shows.
It is the fastest I've ever turned a story around, and I'm oddly proud of that.