Today I started reading the stories in whispers Vol V, which was one of the books I picked up that once belonged to Karl Edward Wagner. Inside the book was a small beige card with Doubleday Books Logo on it and upon the card was written in bright blue ink:
Sorry it took so long for you to get your contributor's copy, but Doubleday fucked up...again.
I wondered, as I read the card, if Wagner had grinned at the note as I did, before putting the book away. I bet he did.