Again! Another beautiful short story with all the elements in the classical sense of crafting a tale: a beginning, a twist, and an end that is not quite an end — it’s an art to craft these things. I have read you Tom, for a fair length of time now in different sites, and I still cannot predict your stories when I start reading them. It never ceases to amaze me how each time I start reading a story you write, you transport me to another world you make, and there in that world where you port me, I feel consciously you immerse me, you thrall and drag me to the very end and keep hanging there.
The incredible depth and vividness of imagination, and subtle twists and turns, and then the “unended” ending. Beautiful!