I perfectly understand your decision to stop the story, although it saddens me. I've drifted away from writing myself this last month or so, and to be honest, I only visit this site now every couple of days and only for two reasons - to see if someone has commented on one of my stories, and to see if you've posted a new part to this story. I do hope to read more from you in the future. You're an engaging storyteller who's writing style is right up my alley, not committing any of the usual writing sins that keep me from enjoying a story. In fact, you so inspired me with this departure from the usual fare found here that I began a sci-fi story, and while I haven't gotten very far with it, I think it has potential. Perhaps I'll post the first bit of it to get a bit of feedback.