This is a good story. I'm glad I read it. Thank you. I like the space that it opens up in you at the end, that is real and bare and also has light and meaning at the same time - paradox. Cool.
The descriptions in your story made me feel I was walking along side your characters. I want to read more and see what happens. I lived in Fairbanks for 6 years. Thanks for sharing.
I think it is a wonderful story, the narrative is as flawless as a good storyteller could imagine and express.
I needed to read this story today. Wow!
An amazing story with an authentic voice. I couldn't stop reading. I especially like the bursts of awareness that illuminated the despair.