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In his novel "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah," author Richard Bach (best known for "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"), writes, "If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats."

That idea is taken to an extreme in the drama "Cult," premiering Tuesday, Feb. 19, on The CW.

The idea of a story within a story is not new, but in "Cult," there's the "fictional" world, the "real" world and a world that lies somewhere between the two.

When the events and characters of a tale enter the mind of a reader, listener or viewer, they blend with the memories, attitudes and personality already there, creating a version of the story that exists for that person alone.

But some stories, for whatever reason, have a strong influence on many minds. While it's usually benign, there's always »

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