As many of my readers know, I’m fond of nautical references, and Neap Tide is one of them. In case you don’t want to jump over to Wiki, a neap tide is when the forces of land and sea are most closely in balance. All things are equal – and so it is with our characters. Fate had conspired to bring them into the same place, and under circumstances that allow them to put aside the forces that move them and just be themselves – a true moment in time.
Today starts the official start of Christmas season in my house. The tree (artificial these days) will be set up and I’ll play Christmas music as I hang ornaments. Fall leaves disappear and evergreens take their place.
My best wishes to you and your families in the coming weeks. As the year begins its final turn toward the start of another year, I wish you all the best of moments and better ones for the time that will come.
My thanks to Ms Buffy, whose skill polishes all my hard edges. I give her credit for this story coming to life. I wasn’t sure there was room for another take on Sookie, Eric and a child, but she told me otherwise. I have to say, I’m happy with the outcome. Ms Buffy, you were right!