This story has a strange history. I wrote it over a span of about 20 years, managing to keep it through several moves. However, the one remaining copy was accidentally destroyed by someone else.
Itís a long story. Regulars have seem the first eight chapters posted here for several years. I nearly gave up when I realized that was all that was left. But, the story kept bugging me, and Suzi kept telling me there were readers waiting for more. I remembered parts of it. As it turned out they were key parts.
Over a period of a year or so I have reconstructed the story around those little islands of memory. In several instances the re-write has led me on a different course than the original, but I think I have in general been true to the original story line.
The plot --Yes, Virginia, there is a plot -- has many twists and turns. You might even call them devious. I have no qualms about leaving the reader hanging. It also gives me several crossroads where I can fall back and turn in a different direction, even another book.
As I write this I have perhaps a dozen chapters to go before this† story line pauses. Iíve left probably twice that many connectors behind that someday may see the light of day.
I hope the result is a pleasing read. Iíve enjoyed writing it and I would welcome any comments -- addressed to Suzi.
This story is copyrighted and is for adults only. Nobody under the age of 18 should be reading this.