Well, in celebration of a milestone birthday for me, here is the final chapter of this novel length story that I started so many years ago. It's been a long road, with lots of ups and downs. I have bittersweet feelings about finishing the story - a mixture of regret, sadness and relief, joy. I hope that all of you who have read through the years, and stuck with the story, will find emotional closure with this final chapter as I did.
Please permit me a moment to list some statistics.
Conceived: May/June, 2003
Started: December 9, 2003
First chapter public posting: July 31, 2004
Number of words: 120635
Number of pages: 216 single spaced
So, with this final posting, I bid this story a fond, fond farewell and put that particular
muse to a well deserved rest.( Origins ch 33 )