I got two long, white envelopes today, the business-size kind. Both hand-addressed. One came from my Daddy, and one from El Padre (El Padre is my father-in-law; we settled on that as the thing I should call him because we both love old cowboy movies and because Spanish is one of the gazillion languages he speaks).
In the envelope from Daddy was a note in his angular scrawl congratulating me on the piece I'm getting published in "Guideposts" in March, and $40 for Cowboy and I to use to celebrate. Don't I have the sweetest Daddy?
In the envelope from El Padre was a long letter in his mediumly-old-fashioned cursive giving me advice on how to be a better writer and telling me he hopes I don't lock myself out anymore :-)
Just thought it was interesting to get long envelopes from both of my father-figures on the same night, both involving my writing.
And speaking of my writing, I've got a new piece of Combat! fanfic up on the Purple Hearts page (http://www.storynook.net/WQCarver.html). It's called "The Carver", and it's just a short Halloween story...I'm still working on that Angel/Combat! crossover.