I've been looking through my private stack of stories that I keep, and I found one of FarmboyKY's stories, started reading it, and . . . . low and behold it bares a striking resemblance to this story! So I now have to thank Farmboy and give him credit as the inspiration for this story. It's an homage (apparently)! Follow the link in my links section to see all his great work.
At any rate, enjoy!