The story of Valerie was rushed and not thought out too well. It was the result of my correspondence with a person who wrote to me. I owe her a better story because of all the time she put into it.
However, my scores are so poor I do not have much incentive to rewrite. I was involved in a monster poem for a rewrite a few stories ago, but I'm not about to go to that effort and get a score of 3.5 or so.
My apologies to Valerie and her husband for such a weak story.