I hope Christine doesn’t mind me reblogging this. There’s a reason she got the Very Inspiring Blogger award—she has such a way with words. For the most part, this flows really well. I didn’t particularly like the ending, but this story reminded me of a number of written works. It was worth the long-read and the wait. I even thought, ‘this is the kind of writing you’d see published in a collection of short stories.’ You tell me whether or not that would be the case.