So, yesterday, I bought a new car. It was an Unplanned Purchase in which a complicated combination of factors conspired to create a Perfect Moment to strike. I am of mixed feelings regarding the whole situation. On the one hand, I adored the little green Subaru Legacy; it was zippy and sweet-tempered; good in the rain, the sleet and the snow, and never, ever once let me down. On the other hand, it was more than 15 years old. The new car — by which I mean, “new to me” — is several generations younger. It is apparently capable of doing things that I cannot, as yet, imagine. It, too, is a Subaru Legacy, in color a cheerful bright blue; but Subaru Legacies have gotten taller in the intervening years — not a bad thing; in fact, a feature. It’s roomier inside than the green Legacy, and!
. . .it has heated seats.
It also has very low miles; was apparently kept by its former owner in the lap of garaged luxury, and only allowed out on the road during the very finest and bug-free of spring days.
So. I have a new car.
I ALSO HAVE, with Steve, a collection of our work to get into shape to send on to Madame the Editor realsoonnow, and! I need your — yes, your — advice.
A common reader complaint regarding the contents of the first two Liaden Universe® Constellations was that they lacked an ABOUT THIS STORY at the top of each story. Apparently, lots of people like those, so, to keep peace in the family, we’re going to write an ABOUT THIS STORY for each of the twelve stories in Constellation Three.
And here’s where we need your help.
What sorts of things do you want to know ABOUT THIS STORY?
Today’s title comes from “Brand New Girl,” as performed by Julie Brown in Earth Girls are Easy. Here’s your link.