I have heard you tell this story in person and I was as spell bound by the written version as I was of the performance - a real life mystery of an unfinished love story! I love the way you bring out the vulnerability of human feelings, thoughts and actions in the shaping of your stories - because in these places I can immediately recognize the characters. 'Next of Kin' was both heartbreaking and heartwarming - touching me deeply in my own memories. If we are totally honest, who has not felt the pang, or the guilt, of letting someone dear to us down? In the 'absolution' embedded behind your words, your art is brilliant and inspiring. Gutzy and unpretentious writing - !