Lost Dreamer, thanks and I hope you're right about the bookstores.
Janet Marie, I am merely mortal, I assure you...LOL Thanks for the smile... I sure needed one.
Quite a compliment there WhtDove - I still feel I need a few pointers before I submit anything - especially in the freeverse dept.
Severn, you don't know how hard it was to write without using punctuation - well, maybe you do cause you have seen me struggle to do it in the past..LOL Thanks for all you words of guidance, you have been a tremenous help to me.
PdV, alright already...I promise I'll submit one soon.
Haleyja, I went over that edge a long time ago...LOL
devina, glad I stole your breath for a change...it's usually the other way around.
Marge, you know the best part about overcoming adversity of any kind is the quiet confidence that follows. Just to know you never gave up, it's an irreplaceable feeling. Besides, look at the friends I've found waiting for me at the top - I couldn't let all of them down, could I?
Denise, thank you.