Vasa and Ypres’s appeal is steadily growing. This is a pleasant surprise for a project which had modest ambitions. It has led to a sentiment of pride. To quote Vanessa E. Vasa in Chapter IV of A Mayfair Conundrum:
“I felt real pride. Not the kind of pride exhibited by vivacious drag queens at parades. That is a liberating blooming pride. Rather, it was a particular pride. A pride of satisfaction akin to that of a police officer foiling an elaborate plot. A bank robbery, or a hostage situation. Actually, a robbery and a hostage situation.”
Amazingly, readers are amused by the Vasa and Ypres duo. Many have commented on how they see themselves in Ypres, a steady hand who has to deal with an at times insufferable Vasa.
Over 770 WordPress followers is a clear signal that the show must go on. Therefore, a second full-length Vasa and Ypres adventure is in the works.
In the meantime, I will be posting a three part short story, Summer Short Shorts, over the coming weeks, starting next Monday at 12:00 EST 17:00 GMT. Summer Short Shorts will see Vasa and Ypres mark the arrival of summer in London’s Hyde Park.
J. B. Chisholm (The Author)