When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees

My short story "When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees" is now out in issue 219 of Interzone (December 2008). The Fix Online has a review of the issue up and the reviewer liked my story. However, he didn't like the ending, but says that "like-minded readers can simply enjoy this as a story that has a conclusion they happen to disagree with." Of course, this stands in contrast to one early reader who e-mailed me to say that she loved the ending. So who knows what to make of all this.