I like this idea of remixing one's own story. Some premises are, after all, pure classics that you can ring changes on all day. Suppose you left out the hurt/comfort the first time! You can fix it on the second permutation.
This makes me wonder if there's a remix yourself ficathon anywhere.
Remixing is cool: I heard this remix first (on Armin van Buuren's ASOT radio show) then discovered that the original is quite different. I bet if you like one of those musical genres you probably won't be into the other. And even if you like uplifting trance, you might not like any of the three mixes on the original release. I love how far the remixes can stray from the original, though.
Here's another example: Quivver remixes "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You". Tech house meets Led Zeppelin. Zep steals from a folkie artist; Quivver takes it somewhere else entirely.
More on this theme: 33 Simultaneous Orinoco Flows. "Welcome to the most stupefying, drooling song in the world times 33."