Episode IV

Mr Smith

We received your letter a few weeks ago, whilst on vacation in the Tunisia and felt that you expressed some very interesting ideas. We were particularly keen on your treatment of the disfuntional family, demonstrating the anguish born of separation and it’s potentially tragic consequences.

It is with regret, therefore that I must reject the manuscript. Sadly, my superior can be difficult and has some specific stipulations about the content of our little magazine, which is currently experiencing some internal reorganization.

If you are not too exhausted after your day job please drop in and see me for coffee and a chat. From your cover note I understand that you are experiencing some financial difficulties and we may be able to give you some pointers to help you evade some of the sharks. We wouldn’t want you to feel frozen out, this business can be nasty and cruel.

One slight favour, our sister magazine has some space for opera reviews, if this appeals don’t hesitate to make contact and remember to send three pieces over for consideration.

Rest assured that we shall soon be fully operational and may, with time, be able to consider future efforts from you.

Yours

George

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About Roy Smith

Roy Smith lives in the Medway Towns, where he works with young people and spends a lot of time writing nonsense and enjoying himself. Most of his writing happens at night and other inconvenient moments, when he is regularly interrupted by his dog and the desire to play old video games.

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