The bad news is that it is not, as I hoped, "Carter Hall Lights the Lamp." Instead, it's "The Snow Queen and Milady de Winter." So...yah. Rather different.
Those of you who wanted a copy of "Carter Hall Lights the Lamp" at Christmas: do you want this instead, in addition to, or not at all? Let me know, e-mail or comments. (And anyone else who wants to speak up for this one but who didn't want "CHLtL," that's fine, too. E-mail or comments.) It is still possible that I will finish the Carter Hall story before the end of Dec. 6, so "in addition to" is an option. I just don't know whether it's a likely option or not. Brains. Very stubborn sometimes.
Also, if you want either of them and have a strong preference for a hard-copy instead of an e-mailed copy, speak up. E-mail will be my default, but I know that some of you just won't read an e-mailed story, and not through lack of desire.