1. Chapter 1 [Reviews - 21] (1243 words)
The title refers to the poem of the same name by Tennyson, an online version of which can be found here. I know, I know, it's another WIP, but this one grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and refused to let go. Thanks to Canaan, DameRuth, and LarielRomeniel for beta-reading!
3. Chapter 3 [Reviews - 3] (4362 words)
River quotes from the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. She also references a sculpture by Rodin, called "The Caryatid"; information about it can be found here.
9. Chapter 9 [Reviews - 11] (2981 words)
Wow. It's been months. I'm really sorry, folks, but hopefully my Muse is back from her holiday in Majorca and will allow me to continue. :) Thanks for all the "please continue" comments—they've kept me slogging along.
10. Chapter 10 [Reviews - 20] (3578 words)
I am SO SORRY for how long this has taken. Please believe me when I say I never quite gave up on it; it just took me a long time to work through a serious block, as well as through the morass of busy-ness my RL became. I promise to finish this story. I absolutely swear. Thanks for not giving up on me—even when it's been almost a year and a half since my last update!