dear alice #2

dear alice,

seeing as i already know you, i have a favour to ask.

could you please appeal to The New Yorker on my friend Lee Kvern’s behalf? she’d very much like a story placed in that magazine and you must know somebody there who could help.  i’ve enclosed a copy of her story “White” that won the 2007 CBC Literacy Award.  as you can read, she’s very talented.

you’re on retainer with The New Yorker, aren’t you? you must have some pull with the literary bible, for god’s sake. it’s like you’re jesus.  and female.  if i sound envious it’s because i am.  is it all right if i admit that up front?  alice, i envy your success.

who do you envy?