All rights reserved © 2005 by R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot
The images are Mogollon Rim east of Pine.jpg by Kevin Dooley, Red-tailed Hawk.jpg by www.naturespicsonline.com, and Tamias sibiricus (Mount Oike).jpg by Alpsdake all are used under Creative Commons Attribution license, and obtained from Wikipedia. The adding of text, manipulation and merging is done by Ernest Bywater. All rights to the cover image are reserved by the copyright owners.
20 July 2017 Edition
This story was written by The Scot in 2005 and published on the story website Storiesonline.net. In 2015 he asked me to remove certain scenes and to repost the story for him. I’d forgotten about it until he recently reminded me about revising the story for him. My role in this is that of an editor making a few cuts as directed by the author, and fixing any errors found in the process. As well as reposting the story I’m publishing the story as an e-book for him. No changes to the plot or story development were made during the revision. The original story had been edited by Kanga and TeNderLoin, while the revised version is edited by TeNderLoin, The Rev, Dan, Gordon, Thornfoote, and myself.