With "Star of New Mexico," we close the book on Johnny and Fran, and look to the future. It's the end of an era. It's the beginning of something new.
You can download the new story now from the InCryptid short fiction page.
This also serves as your discussion post.
As an author's note, if you want the perfect song to accompany this story, download "Chasing Twisters" (the song, not the EP) by Delta Rae. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Goodbye, Fran. I'll miss you.