The more I think about it, the more I want to have two directions taken on Just Another Day. Poor 'Lubrican'(Bob), he made our jobs as authors so much harder with his use of an Alpha, Bravo etc. version of a story.
This story was even harder for me though. I got responses that loved it, hated it, thought I had ruined it and a few who wanted the address and phone number to get some jams and preserves.
I gave a brief outline to one reader, that I will follow and it will stay as the original story. I will also have a bravo version, Dark and Dreary, but happily nevermore with those damn trees.