I hope Lelia isn’t expecting egg nog and chestnuts and all that stuff with this because though the story is excellent there are flowers in the garden and the barbecue is ready to go. Anyway this is what she said:
Christmas tales don’t exactly thrive at LS. No one running the show has ever expressed a desire to see more of them. But if you must write one, following the high standard set by Alexander Wardrope is recommended. (Every time I write his surname goddam autocorrect changes it to Wardrobe.)
Christmas Daze almost dates back to the LS Big Bang in 2014. Lots can happen in a few years; people forget about the things they wrote a long time ago, and sometimes they move to undisclosed locations beyond the long reach of search engines. Even though it’s been some time since Mr. Wardrope has surfaced in these parts, let’s attempt to lure him into the open with a couple of questions.
Q: My happy long term exposure to the writings of Hugh Cron has made this accessible to my American ear. Yet one’s nationality does not guarantee success when it comes to one’s own naturalistic dialogue. You make it look easy. Still, does conveying the voices require constant revising?
Q: This is a wonderful take on the Nativity. I find it funny, irreverent and respectful at the same time. Alas, however, the stupid people. Has any of their number failed to see the humor and flipped you shit over this piece?