revised 2 March 2017
Many of these files are plain text. Your browser will probably display them in a font appropriate for short pieces of plain text on an HTML page, but hard to read in quantity. If a file interests you, download it and read it with a word processor or text editor.
To make my plain-text files possible to read with a browser,
I added extra line feeds to cut them into short lines.
Word for Windows does not deal gracefully with extra line feeds.
If you have trouble with a plain-text file,
ask me to e-mail you a copy in which each paragraph is on a single line.
(I prefixed a definition of "endless September" to the file.)
!!NEW!! with added essay on "How to Advertise on Mailing Lists and Usenet"
Shock Amnesia (plain text)
A Golden Autumn Silence
Light Armory (plain text)
Prose (plain text)
I'm most definitely not a fiction writer, but this story made me angry,
and I always write better when I'm angry.
Sometimes I regret that very much,
but this time the result was
And then one day I was poking through my files and said, hey
The Dying Demon (html).
isn't all that bad. This, too, was written in response to an incredibly-lame published story, but in a fanzine, a publication that admits that it's the work of amateurs. (Am I detecting a trend here? Perhaps I should post "Angelan Spring", which is not a response to anything, and let you say whether it's worse.)
The fanzine, alas, died long before I finished the story I was writing for it.
No sooner said than done. Well, it took a couple of months to get around to it, but only an hour or two to convert it to HTML. HTML is really easy, once I figure out what I'm doing, and once one has realized that one formats to a wide left margin first, and puts paragraph marks in said margins later.
There are two prequels to this story -- I take a long time to warm up, but this is the record, I think, for amount of stuff that had to be snipped off the beginning of a story. Given the teensiest bit of encouragement, I'll HTML those too.
If you squint a bit, "Anjelan Spring" is in the same universe as "Manstealers", but in a different part of the galaxy, and most likely a good bit earlier.
Widow Lady I don't
recall when I wrote this story or where it came
It's short, and it's . . . short, and . . . it's short.
The First Arrangement Plain-text file.
Inspired by Doc Savage even though I've still never seen a Doc Savage story. But I gather from secondary sources that I didn't get quite everything wrong.
This was written before I got my first computer, possibly in the late sixties. I finally got around to punching it in, but haven't shown it to a beta reader yet. Care to comment? My e-dress is my name at comcast dot net.
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