Saoirse, I could not possibly agree more with your assessment of the current generation. I think they’re absolutely brilliant and destined to do incredible things.
My excellent and brilliant you friend and sort of adopted queer nephew, Fred Shirley, is a member of the generation you’re writing about. When I read so much of the disparaging of today’s youth, and when I compare those unfair generalizations to what I know about Fred and so many people like him, I bridle.
I’m so glad you wrote this story.
I’m gratified and humbled that you would use it to promote my own writing. Thank you!