And now it's on to the next story. I had a little help here. I'm working on the little exercise that Holly Lisle created for Forward Motion -- A Winterfest Tale. I believe she had about 150 words of opening, and I'm now at 472. I'm not sure how far this will go, but I see a nice little tale coming out of it. This will be my final short story for the Dare, so I'm happy.