Wow Saoirse, congratulations. I remember when you first submitted to Th-Ink Queerly. I remember a couple of times you doubting your writing abilities, which in retrospect is good. It means you had a desire for improvement.
And look at this incredible story, this allegory for otherness and living on the margins… so far out on the margins and what that means psychologically.
It really makes me proud to have witnessed your writing journey. Do. Not. Stop! :-)