Well, folks, this is it – the end of what was supposed to be a series of short vignettes that somewhere along the way turned into a really long story.
I want to thank all of you who’ve taken the time to comment on my story. I know I didn’t reply to every entry but rest assured that I read and greatly appreciated each and every one.
And, finally, a huge shout-out to my beta, gone ashore. Some betas simply correct spelling and grammar – and that’s great. But others do what she did, which is challenge me, push me at every turn, and – at the end of the process – made this a better story and made me a better writer. I can’t begin to express my thanks.