Zu - I'm glad you liked this one. Thanks for reading.
JM - Oh you... you know you always make me grin, right? I'm really glad that you approve... I was thinking you might like this one because of the seasons-in-change thing. I admit I was thinking of you a little bit when I came up with this one. For the most part, the inspiration was my view out the bus window on my way to school of the Red River melting, and the fact that it always reminded me of my first love, who took one last walk with me on the river just this winter... and then after that, we hardly spoke again. But while it happened, it was as though everything was okay... we held hands, kissed... kind of painful to remember every time I see the river again.
I wrote this because of the symbolism of a melting river... how it denied me even a glimpse of what happened... made it impossible to look out and imagine things as they were. I tried my best to capture that, but I don't know if I succeeded... I wanted a less personal, more vague description of the river as such.
Again, flattered you so enjoyed it. And no, you're not a stalker until you start sending me flowers.
JP - I'm really glad you enjoyed reading this. I brightened your day? Hey, I don't do that for many people, glad to know I could give you a smile... thanks for reading, and thanks for your involvement in Sanctuary.
Frac - So you really caught the "state of my relationship" aspect, did you? I'm glad to know I didn't shroud it too terribly much that nobody could quite see the importance of that. You're one of those deep readers, heh... I'm not going to repeat my story of how this was written, but yes, the river does run with my relationship and melts to give me a loss of hope.
As for being published... I don't know, I might have the chance to do that if I get accepted into the creative writing program at my university... I know for a fact that there are many creative writing journals floating around the school, I could likely become involved in one of those. Thanks for your support.
Marge - I always get excited when I see a reply from you, because that means you saw my name and deemed me worthy of a peek, and a reply. I'm glad you enjoyed this, and I hope everything's going well with you.
Again, thanks everyone... I'm happy to see this one is getting good feedback.
God becomes as
we are that we
may be as he