1) I'm sorta back. It'll still be the same "I'll write when I feel like it" schedule I had before, but life has sorta slowed down (in a good way) and I find I have a normal amount of free time. New job = less work stress. It's not the job I wanted or even in the industry I want, and it doesn't pay what I was making before, but it's workable, it's manageable, and I'm being treated a hell of a lot better.
2) This is an idea I've had percolating since January. I was originally going to call it "Christmas in July" but July came and went. I was originally going to end it with the original epilogue, but someone commented that the antagonist (Chris) didn't really get any comeuppance - which isn't all that unusual for one of my stories. That said, i felt like Jenna coming out on top could work without compromising the original idea, so enjoy.
So, this one was a bit cathartic for me. I work for a bad company that ratcheted up to terrible in the last year or so entirely because of new corporate personnel. Cut benefits, "restructured" pay designed to force people out of jobs, generally treating it's employees like garbage. I've been looking for new work for a while, and this just confirms I need to GET THE FUCK OUT.