<p>Arty10k, I love this! What a great story with such a unique perspective.</p><p>“…almost
as if she imagined I were alive” – like the irony here (how the valise does, in fact, seem to be very much alive!). And I chuckled at how later on in the story, the adult Surche still seems to imagine the valise is alive.“Surche winked at me.”<br></p><p>“Like my owner, I was old and worn, but I still had plenty of life within me.” – love this sentence.</p>
Thank you for the positive feedback–and for taking the time to read it. I cry whenever I reread this story. I would love to share it somehow with others, but havent yet found the venue to publish. Do you have any thoughts about that?.