As the World Turns Fan Fiction: New Developments in Oakdale image

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Chris' heart transplant, Emma becomes a star, and Lisa has a secret lover.

Now that "As the World Turns" is no longer on the air, has begun offering fans a look at the soap opera from our fictional point of view. Join us as we imagine what life would be like in Oakdale.

In Tom and Margo’s former kitchen, Katie asks Chris why has he seemed so distracted and jumpy lately. He says, "I haven’t been jumpy. I’m just trying to make sure that everything is running properly at Memorial." Chris walks out. "Aren’t you going to eat your breakfast?" Katie asks. He doesn’t respond. Later, Chris doesn’t notice that Katie has walked into his office at Memorial as he concentrates on his computer screen while he takes notes. "What are you working on? You didn’t even hear me come in," Katie says. Chris slams his laptop shut, and causes a cup of coffee to spill. Katie rushes over to help clean up the mess, and knocks a stack of files off his desk. Before Chris can retrieve them, she picks up a paper that reads "Sypmtoms of a Rejected Heart Transplant." Katie says, "Oh my God Chris, please tell me you’re not having problems with your heart?"

Emma Snyder, now a hosting a successful home cooking television show, sits in the makeup chair in her dressing room at WOAK. Kim enters, and announces that she has great news – the Foodnetwork is interested in picking up Emma’s cooking show, and wants to publish her "The Magic of Cooking Humboldt Squash Cookbook." As Emma’s jaw drops, Kim tells her that Emma has to hire a publicist, stylist, and personal assistant. Emma says, "This is all happening so fast. It was hard enough for me to decide to do the show in Oakdale. Now, you’re telling me I will be seen nationally. And, why do I need to hire all of these people? I don’t know if I am cut out for all of this hoopla." Kim inhales deeply, places her hand on Emma’s shoulder, and asks, "Emma, are you saying that you are going to pass on this opportunity?"

At the Lakeview, Barbara teases Lisa about Lisa’s obvious lack of male companionship. Susan overhears the conversation and chimes in. Lisa confirms that she is perfectly content with her life, and promises Barbara that she has no need to worry about Lisa being lonely. Later, Lisa arrives at the front door of someone’s house. When the door opens, Lisa throws herself into the arms of a mysterious man. "Darling, I have missed you so. I don’t know if I can keep this secret much longer." Who is Lisa’s mystery man?

At Java, Lilly and Holden read through a document. Lilly says, I can't believe that this is happening." Holden tosses the document aside and says, "Don't worry I am already on top of it. We are going to fight it tooth and nail. In fact, our secret weapon just walked in. Lilly turns to face the door and sees Jessica Griffin walking into Java.

Before Jessica is able to join Lilly and Holden, Jessica’s phone begins to ring. She waves to Lilly and Holden, and steps outside to answer her call. "Why do you keep calling me? I’ve told you not to contact me after I arrived in Oakdale. I want everyone to think I’m only here to handle this case." What is Jessica hiding?

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- Ophelia Thomas