AFTERWORD: It should be noted, for clarity and for integrity's sake, that this is a fictional story and not an account of my personal life, although I draw heavily from my own experiences. My true, uncensored thoughts on such analogous matters, and indeed all of my feelings and experiences, are far more powerful than anything I can either write and they are something I will never share with anyone but family and my best friends.There is much I wanted to put in this story and much I wished I could have included. There was certainly a subplot developing with the reference to the Big Blue Chair, given the strong narrative that follows it, but with this amount of space I left it at a reference, because I trust that most readers recognize the Big Blue Chair from their own lives and could see the story arc for themselves if they stop and think about how each word of this story applies to their own lives. I also intended for the final scene to work very differently and bring in an entirely new story that would have doubled Johnny's reasons to wear white, but for now I will keep that alternate ending a secret. Trust me, though, the scene doesn't really end there. Something happens after this story cuts off.
Edited by Jean Valjean, Nov 20 2012 - 01:57 AM.