I consistently got more mail (per chapter) on this story than for any other I've written. And almost all of it has been Burn the Bitch in tone. I could have written that, of course, but I wanted to examine something else: whether or not she deserved to be dumped, what did he feel he deserved. So, that's why I wrote the ending as I did. Remember ... it's only fiction.
It may take me a little while to get the next story out. It's surprising me in a lot of ways: it's hard to write. Tentative title "95". Why is it called "95"? That's the IQ of the young man who is treated poorly by most and well by some.