As you know this year my gift needs are small; I possess all the fabric I need for my quilting projects, floss for cross stitch and paint for my models. Plus, due to my job at SMB, I am up to my eyes in great books I need to read for next year!
So I am asking instead of parking my gift allotment under my tree, perhaps you could drop off some items to a few other….beings. They can fulfill what I really want for Christmas this year and you, in a round about way, complete my long standing wish list this Christmas (while you have many great powers of your own, I believe if I am reading the literature correctly, forcing someone to write or print on demand would land you on the naughty list and having Santa on his own naughty list…well…might make the universe implode).
The first stop? Coffee Town Press, right here in Seattle! The gift I had in mind for them, printer ink and reams of paper. Why? They reissued the first eight of Hazel Holt’s Mrs. Mallory series and I was hoping they could bring the rest of the series back into print! In the interest of clarity here are the titles: The Only Good Lawyer, Dead and Buried, Fatal Legacy, Lilies That Fester, Lenora, Delay of Execution, Death In Practice, The Silent Killer and No Cure For Death.
The second stop, Mount Helicon in Greece, where the temple to the Muses is located (however if you know a better spot to drop their gift off, by all means!). I was thinking a traditional gift of ambrosia, wine and my first edition of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. With a small note asking if they could please inspire Ernie to write a sequel to his amazing first novel…..
The last location, is easy, you don’t even have to leave home to finish! Could you drop off some eggnog, spiced rum and hard cider to your hard working elves at the North Pole? As this last request will require some serious elf power to sift & search thru a whole lot of attics, files, libraries and archives to achieve. As I was hoping you could find one of the lost Shakespearean plays. Any one would due; Love’s Labour’s Won, Cardenio or a play we have never heard of…but it would be absolutely fantastic to see/read a new play within my lifetime….
I know the list isn’t an easy one, but from one obsessive completionist to another, this would substantially knock down this oh I wish list!
Your faithful believer,