Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Hey Sheiks and Shebas, I’m pos-i-lutely happy to see you at Jazz Age Wednesdays again!
Young Lucille Ball
I started this short story back when I did a collaborative post with author John W. Howell*. The three things driving that story were “Counterfeiting, Time, and Hollywood.” The ultimate result was In the Pip of Time, which you saw here.
Like I was saying, that was when this story started, but not when I finished it. I was having one of moments when the many characters I’ve written cross the boundaries of their stories. Cornelis Drebbel (of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers) popped into the short story I was trying to write… I couldn’t make the story go where the “things” needed to take it — at least not at that time. (Applesauce! If that sounds like a lot…
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