My story turned out to be something of a sequel to my story "Fake Out" although it's totally stand alone. I'm looking forward to reading the other stories in the series. I fell in love with a couple of my new characters--which is a problem I have as a writer. I'm much more character-driven than I am plot driven, so my stories often read like episodes in a long-running television show that keeps adding new characters to keep things fresh.
I love my Pacific Northwest town of Silver Birch and wish I could live there for real instead of just in my mind, although I do tend to like sunnier weather.