This piece is absolutely stunning. Andrea has completely blown me away with her use of spot on imagery (found in all her works but definitely highlighted in the simplistic detail here). There is a voice in this piece that truly captures the audience in ways they would not anticipate when they sit down to read a piece labeled "sad". There is an honesty in this piece, a sort of openness that authors (along side any artist) strive to offer within their work that Andrea has mastered this week in ways so many only dream of. This piece definitely goes down as one of her best thus far.
Congratulations on the win and front page with this piece! It deserves nothing less with it's simple imagery and the way it reaches out to every reader in a slightly different piece. Beautiful write in every sense of the word, especially in the way you took such a sad feel and twisted it into something so stunning.