Oh my GOODNESS, but I have been so, so remiss in commenting on this wonderful collection. You know: DRL over the summer and blah blah blah. All the usual. But these have been a true tonic against DRL, and such a joy to catch up on! Oh but if only! This is the only canon there is to my heart, yesire it is. Alrighty, so! Here we are going all the way back on what I missed, for my favorites . . . Ha! I loved this! So much happiness and healing and sweetness, just as these two deserve. Gah! This Billy is just . . . just as he should be. And it's true. It is so easy to love, once you're brave enough to open up your heart! Amen to this a thousand times. And, here's to hoping that DRL is treating you better than it has been. Gorgeous! I loved the imagery and the symbolism of the prompt. After seeing the Redwoods for the first last year in person I can really feel this one on a spiritual level, too. Beautiful moment of character study. Nancy has been through such a crucible, and this was a great insight to her thoughts! (I too adore the scene where she dances with Dustin. ) Oh sweet beautiful pain. Top tier dad!Hopper here! Amen to that! Fantastic job with a tricky prompt! Gorgeous point of view! And too true! Aw! I loved this one. GORGEOUS!!! (I need to find another adjective, it seems. ) This entire drabble was so spot on perfect, from start to finish. Because moms like Joyce truly are heroes. Wonderful! Oh, ouch. It's heartbreaking, all of the reasons Billy has for pain and fear and anger. But, nineteen will be just the year. Again, El and Billy are one of my favorite things to come from this thread. I loved the inception of their friendship here! Powerful, gripping drabble. You did a magnificent job tackling a tricky subject. I loved this image and could perfectly envision the scene! Beautiful. Again, this has been such a beautiful collection filled with so much goodness and hope and love. Congratulations on getting this far with the challenge, and I can't wait to read what you come up with for the last set! Truly, bravo!