Introduction: "The Curse Of Parallel Time" Dear Reader, This is an ongoing fan fiction I have been writing. Disappointed by the last year of the classic 1966-1971 soap opera, Dark Shadows, I decided to write my own version of the final year of the show and beyond. The biggest disappointments for me personally have to be the "Parallel Time 1970" and "Parallel Time 1841" storylines. It is my opinion that "Parallel Time 1970" was the catalyst that kick-started the slow, painful, year-long death of the once awesome show. And we only got to spend about two months in Real Time 1970 with the present day family! The other ten months were spent in the two Parallel Times and also the year 1840, so I decided that in my re-write I would not have ANY time-travel (at least not until we pass the original cancellation date of April 2, 1971). I wanted to return to a more traditional soap opera format and build upon the stories that were already in place before Barnabas Collins stepped into the strange (and truly terrifying) world of Parallel Time on Monday, March 30, 1970 (the first date of this fan fiction). My goal is to at least re-write the last year, then hopefully continue the story to December 31, 1971. Happy Reading!