The inspiration for this short story was an 80’s Country song by Dan Seals and a story by Thinking Horndog, the creator of The Swarm Cycle. If you have not read his story, ‘Buying Wholesale‘, go ahead and do that and you will see where this story fits. It’s just a vignette inside a larger canvas. This was never intended as a stand-alone story.
Thanks go out to Frostfyre, DC.Michael .1981 and Omachuck for their help with the wording and finding most of the bugs, and to the rest of the Swarm Cycle authors for chipping in with advice when I needed it.