From the Author
I began writing all the ways I wanted to kill the SOB I felt was responsible for her death. Slowly, over twenty years, it turned into a fantasy and a work of fiction. While there are a many true elements in the story, the story itself is fiction. Locations and dates were changed; characters, while based somewhat on real people, are also made-up.
For the first 4 or 5 years, I fought back tears every time I sat down to write. Sometimes the story sat on the shelf for a year or two at a time before I could resume writing. In the last few years, it began a life of its own, becoming a story where I could control the ending.
I'm now working on a sequel and a "pre-quel" to this story. This allows my characters to move-on, grow and have a different "life of their own."
And while I have finally recovered from the loss of my friend, she is still in my heart everyday.