I have a huge store of older written material, most of it shorter or unfinished, which I'm still in the process of typing up to post to the Web. A large portion of this material consists of the numerous incomplete novels in my various series, in particular the D Is For Damien storyline, which as of last count had over twenty proposed books in the series (only three of which have been completed). I also include here my King Kuts-related work which, although it could technically fall into either the "Kemet" or D4D storylines, was written so long ago (predating both storylines) that it better stands on its own with my other childhood writing. (One exception to this is the single chapter I wrote for an attempted KK revamp, which is included under Miscellaneous Fiction, not Childhood Writing, seeing as it was written after 2000.)
Much of the work here, even that from my college years, is really lousy by my current standards, and yes, I'm terribly embarrassed to let some of it see the light of day. However, I believe it can be useful not only to see how I've improved, but to keep in mind where I've come from--many of these stories I still believe have potential, if I could only find the time to rework them. You'll know these stories when you see them, by just how much of them was written before work was halted.
There are also many silly "fluff items" to be found among the more serious material. Seeing as there's so much to be found here, I've tried to break it up a bit to make it easier to find related works, though some stories may fall into more than one category.
There is a LOT more to come to this page, so keep checking back.
Twenty-first in the D Is For Damien series, part of the Minot spinoff series.
Damien's Rules To Live By (Original Draft)
Silly list of rules.
D Is For Damien (Original Draft)
Original version of the second novel in the series.
D Is For Damien Excerpt
Excerpt from the novel.
D Is For Damien Excerpt 2
Another excerpt of the novel.
D Is For Damien 2: The Night Of The Goat
Fifth in the series.
D Is For Damien 3: On The Run
Eighth in the series.
Eleventh in the D Is For Damien series.
Eighteenth in the D Is For Damien series, part of the Minot spinoff series.
The Great Shriner Caper
Goofy sericomic story.
If You Were A Freemason...
Much akin to the above.
An Interview At LRU
Aborted attempt at a character interview.
Lt. Mabarak Profile
Lucifer (Original Draft)
Original version of the first novel in the D Is For Damien series.
Luck O' The Irish
Really, really, REALLY lame college-life story.
The Night Of The Goat Excerpt
Excerpt from the fifth novel in the D Is For Damien series.
The Night Of The Goat Excerpt 2
Another excerpt from the fifth novel in the series.
The Night Of The Goat Excerpt 3
Yet another excerpt from the novel.
The Night Of The Goat Excerpt 4
Holy God how many excerpts are there??
Poems By The LRU Student Body
Lame attempt at college humor.
High-school play making fun of the mentally ill! Woohoo!
Sequel to True Believers.
Random D Is For Damien Scene
Scene from the second novel in the series.
The Return Of Luther Blurb
Blurb from the fourth novel in the D Is For Damien series.
The Return Of Luther Excerpt
Excerpt from the fourth novel in the D Is For Damien series.
Ninth novel in the D Is For Damien series.
Twelfth novel in the D Is For Damien series.
The Scorpio Murders
Seventeenth novel in the D Is For Damien series, and probably the most completed incomplete one.
Sidekicks (Original Draft)
Original version of the third novel in the D Is For Damien series.
Sidekicks (Second Draft)
Second draft of the third novel in the D Is For Damien series.
Excerpt from the third novel in the D Is For Damien series.
Sidekicks 2: The Return Of Luther
Fourth novel in the D Is For Damien series.
The Ties That Bind (Original Draft)
Nineteenth novel in the D Is For Damien series.
The Ties That Bind (Second Draft)
Oddly, a second version of the nineteenth novel in the D Is For Damien series. I can't recall why there are two.
Alien-abduction psychological drama novel. Incomplete but really long.
The Zodiac Killer
Fifteenth novel in the D Is For Damien series. No, not THAT Zodiac Killer.
City Of The Sun (Original Draft)
Original drafts of some of my Kemet Tales.
Edmond & Fredestaire
Childhood fictionalization of the discovery of Tut's (Kuts's!) tomb.
Really goofy and poorly written short story.
Eighties pop singers...as dogs...in ancient Egypt. Yes, it is that lame.
Osiris (Original Draft)
Childhood version of the Osiris story. Utterly stupid and fun.
The Outback Adventure
Ancient Egyptian dogs visit Australia!
The Poem Of Horus: "I'll Be There"
Really stupid childhood attempt at seriousness. My Gawd it's stupid.
Attempt at D&D-style Egyptian profiles.
The Encyclopedia Of Things That Never Were: Ocryx Excerpt
Pretend encyclopedia entry.
The Encyclopedia Of Things That Never Were: Ocryx Excerpt 2
Similar to the above.
The Evil Ocryx
Goofy poem ripping off "The Manitou Song."
The Manitou Song
Another goofy poem ripped off by "The Evil Ocryx."
Manitou Trilogy Book Cover
My original idea for a Manitou Island trilogy.
A Nightmare On Manitou Island
The crappy childhood collaboration that spawned the really great current serials! *is modest*
Ocryx, Bringer Of Demons
Possibly the most unfinished unfinished story I have ever written.
Random Manitou Island Scene
Just as it says.
Random Manitou Island Story
So lame, it's best it was never finished.
Inspector Dobermann To The Core
It was supposed to be really edgy but is just really lame.
The Trench Rats (Original Draft)
OMG IT IS SO HORRIBLY AWFUL, it makes the current version look stellar!
The Trench Rats--On Leave
A sequel that didn't go much of anywhere.
The Trench Rats: The Beginning
And a prequel that didn't go much of anywhere, either.
Childhood attempt at cramming every famous British ghost into one story. Yes, it's misspelled.
Life At LRU
Another college-life story that didn't go far, fortunately. In "Crossover" as my Egyptian ghost characters were meant to be included.
The LRU Crew
Humorous character listing.
Princess was a sheepdog who named her kids after historic personages.
Random Funny Quotes From Tape
I used to ad lib on audiocassette; here are some results.
The guests at Lucifer's and Sandy's wedding.
The Adventures Of A Time Traveler (#1)
Ancient Egyptian humor.
The Age Of Aquarius
Attempted fantasy with the zodiac figures as characters.
Animal Funnies List
Listing of very early childhood characters of mine.
[The] Animals & Misbehaving
Short story featuring my earliest characters.
Childhood Poems (Original Draft)
I should show these to a shrink.
There are two versions of these monstrosities!!
A Day At WTNT TV Station
Story featuring some early characters, including the Loch Ness Monster. No, it makes no sense. Yes, it's very bad.
What you should really see before watching a rented movie.
The Halloween Surprise!
Elementary school mystery story.
Dorky dorky dorky poem.
An Interesting Place
A school essay...about my basement! I'm lame.
Lost Egyptian Painting Found In Cellar!
High school art assignment. I made a painting of the god Set and this accompanied it.
Majestic (Original Draft)
Original draft of a poem I submitted for publication long ago.
The Most Confusing Story
Childhood attempt at philosophy on the nature of time. Better than much of the stuff on this site.
Movies You've Gotta See!
Who wouldn't want to see these?
Elementary school story about my teacher's candy.
Poem about what goes through the Loch Ness Monster's mind.
Ode To Maggie
Poem about the class rabbit.
On Angels' Wings
Dante and Virgil are a teenager's guardian angels! Seriously. WTF.
A Parody Of Hemingway's Works
This is what I really think of him. No lie.
The Rabbit/Ode To Maggie (Original Draft)
Earlier version of "Ode To Maggie."
The Skunk & The Fox: A Fable
Some Weird Thing
School essay about ghosts. I think I totally lied my way through this one.
Seems to be an example of an outline.
OMG awful poem. Freeverse!! The horrors.
Untitled (Why Are You Frowning?)
An attempt to capitalize on the imagined success of "The Most Confusing Story." Not quite as good, but eh.
When Clouds Cover The Sun...
OMG awfuller poem.