A Love Letter for Mercedes
February 22, 2010 § 13 Comments
I’d get to know that name if I were you. It’s an exquisite name if you ask me. What’s even more endearing is the girl behind the name. What’s more shocking still is that she’s my friend.
Wait, there’s more. Mercedes was invited to write a short story for an anthology by John Skipp. She’s over the moon about it and understandably so. All this is crazy enough. Really. Wrap your head around it. The last anthology Mr. Skipp published featured the fabulous authors Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, and Jack Ketchum. I mean. Wow. Think about it.
Here’s another kicker (and this one knocked me out, quite honestly) she wrote me into her story. A character in the story is based on me!
Mercedes emailed me earlier today giving me permission to announce it (because I’ve had a hard time sitting on this one) with the instruction, “tell people that you’re fabulous and wonderfully snarky and since I NEEDED some snark, I grabbed you and dragged you kicking and screaming into my story.”
Well, if you insist, Mercedes, I will tell them. Head on over and lavish some love on this delightful, petit four of a creature.
Thank you, Mercedes. You will be a wild and beautiful success and I cannot believe that you’re my friend. I love you, my kindred.