Samantha, thank you for an interesting journey through a real woman's thoughts and feelings. Can a man empathise? I think I did. The well woven back stories, slowly adding paint to the character, did not restrain the pace. A very sophisticated portrayal of an otherwise common theme. Excellent read.
I agree! An excellent and beautiful story. So simple and complex at the same time--like women themselves! I hope to read more from you on this site or elsewhere on the web--or better still a novel. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Thank you, Dan. I'm so pleased you like the story, and grateful to find your comment.
Thank you for your encouraging words, Elizabeth. I loved writing this story and appreciate that you took the time to comment.
I liked how this story spanned a large chunk of time, drew a wider net than I was expecting and finally nestled into middle-age reality. Memorable!