I have gone as far as I can with this story- call it writer's block, lack of time, desertion by the muse, or just plain laziness. It is now up for adoption by anyone who feels moved to continue or complete it. To anyone who feels so moved: thank you *so* much! Please write as little or as much as you want, and e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless it's either awful or inappropriate, I'll post it here (with your name, of course).
Thanks a lot in advance to anyone who takes pity on my poor little story and lends it a helping hand.