On December 30th I received an email from a name I didn't recognise. You're always wary of them, because who knows what viruses are lurking, but the subject line read: The Blueblade Warriors, and that, was familiar.
I stumbled across and enjoyed your story The Blueblade Warriors at Fools Motley and was wondering how come you named your Second Knight "Basquille"... just curious
The Blueblade Warriors is a rather quickly written comic fantasy piece which became one of my early publications in 2005 at the now defunct Fools Motley. Very briefly, Basquille, the Second Knight of the Realm, has a lifelong dream to be in a bluegrass band. How obscure is that? I wonder why he doesn't pull my other leg: it has bells.
PS Coincidentally I occasionally sing and/or play guitar with a bluegrass band...
Oh my God! I'm looking over my shoulder to see if Rod Serling is there, you know? After I picked myself up off the floor I checked out his web address.
Well I'll be damned.
...Looks like my Second Knight fulfilled his dream after all.