Stephen M. Tomic this took my breath away. I thought your mastery of perspective was impressive, but there was something else…
It was like one of those itches I sometimes get in the middle of my back--that I can’t quite scratch and so must make do with reaching just the outer perimeter of the thing. And all the while, as satisfying as even that much is, knowing how much greater a relief would come from hitting the sweet spot is almost torturous.
I felt like you gave the perfect amount away to the reader. I was wholly absorbed and wanted the story resolved so badly…but you did not cave. And now, I really need the answers.