Against my better judgment, I’ve posted an amusing (?) little trifle: it’s an attempted parody of High Fantasy that I wrote when I was 15 years old. I found it the other day while looking through some of my old projects that I had set aside.
Nothing is stranger than revisiting something you did a long time ago. People change over time, and so it can feel as if you are reading a brand-new author. If I were a third-party, I would be quite baffled to find that the person who wrote this absurdity also wrote this. And now I am forced to confront the fact that not only did the same person write it, but in each case, I was the perpetrator.
Effectively, I might as well be a completely different person than the stuck-up teenager who first sat down to write thinking he’d be the new P.G. Wodehouse or W.S. Gilbert. And yet, presumably that teenager is still stored somewhere in my brain, although try as I might, I sometimes have difficulty summoning him to explain what he was thinking.
Anyway, that’s all a tangent. Here is “The King”, or “What I Thought Was Funny At The Time”. Enjoy!
Finished first chapter. Wow, at fifteen I was painting my toenails and mooning over boys. Will return…
Hope you like it. And this was a side project for me–I spent a lot of time playing video games and day-dreaming about girls when I was 15 as well. 🙂
Very ambitious for a 15 year old! We all thought we would change the world at that age. It seems you were going to change the literary world. I was going to heal America from within (Vietnam era) and write letters to boys that I would never send.
Never too late to work on healing America… I think you are making good progress as a teacher.
I hope so. Thank you.