Unfortunately Chapter 40 will not post tonight; I have only just now submitted it to Graybyrd for editing. I apologize to all those who have stuck with the story through nearly one megabyte of text; real life caught up with me this week. I also have family visiting from out of town, so my writing time will be further reduced. I hope to have Chapter 41 ready by Tuesday so we can be back on schedule or by Friday's post at the latest.
I hope to post 40 tomorrow at some point, depending on when Graybyrd is able to return it to me; but, as it is Father's Day weekend here in the good ol' U. S. of A., I am uncertain of his schedule or how much time he will have available to review it for me.
Lately I have also been remiss in thanking all of you for reading the story, voting and sending feedback; the response has been overwhelming and much more positive than I ever hoped.