Okay, I have frantically rewritten after hearing from my lovely critique partner. Seriously, I am sooooo horrid at a lot simple things that you'd think an author person would/should know. Both my editor and my critique partner are Goddesses of amazing powers and talents.
However, neither of them have seen the rewrite so again - Proceed with caution and kindness in your heart.
I included the Author's Note because it's part of the beginning and I really enjoy it. You know how I love writing a good fable...sometimes it traps me into a series and junk. Wait, we're not discussing books that are not cliff... you know what I mean.
Moving on...here is it. Would you want to read this book from seeing this opening?
7/31/07 The post has been deleted due to more rewrites. **&^%@$!1!^*
I love them.