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Daniel Gardina

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Daniel Gardina is the author of The Last Night, The Lookout and Other Stories, and the Fiction Fridays series. A Los Angeles native, he studied English, philosophy, and film at the University of Southern California.

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‘The Last Night’ Deleted Scenes

The Last Night by Daniel Gardina book cover

In the course of writing The Last Night, I drafted over one hundred pages of backstory that remain essential moments in the lives of Ed, Alex, Ashley, Brian, and Meghan, which still resonate in the background of the finished book. Now, you get to read some of them for yourself.

These deleted scenes were not scraped because they didn’t work. Trust me, I have plenty of those. These scenes are e

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The Last Night

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