Ah now – Lelia has brought out an old story by one of the founding editors and it is great to see this on again. This is what she said:
“I decided to check again.” That is the opening sentence in Adam West’s Educated Fishwives; it also serves to explain the mission of the Sunday rerun.
In the usually sparsely attended section which follows all LS pieces, Mr. West replied to a comment by another LS mainstay, June Griffin. In this he explained the meaning of the story. You see, it’s not the sort of thing that you can scan and immediately say to yourself “I’ve lost count of how many times has this happened to me,” or “Didn’t I see something just like this in Clarkesworld last month?”
I’m afraid you actually must go in clean when you read this; by that I mean just read it with your mind open and its gates unguarded by the little prosaic men who do not like it when things are not laid out in a plain and obvious manner.
Q: The piece is from 2015. Do you still feel good about it, or is there anything you would change if given a second whack? (I think it’s fine as is, but I ask this anyway).
Q: There’s a lot going on in Educated Fishwives. It challenges the reader to think. Do you believe that high writing can elevate the lazy reader? Or is a moron a moron and never be a twit retrained? (Sorry about the last part. Not really, but it’s polite to apologize).