@Rocky: Endtown readers are a pretty incredible lot.. Don’t ever think I’m unappreciative of the comments here. I’ve been surprised time and again not only by the civility (which seems pretty rare online) but by the insight of my readers. It’s led me to take far more risks in my storytelling than I would have otherwise.
@Noreen: Time will tell.. ;-)
@Hroar: Thank you! I’ll keep the ambiguity coming.. :-)