I’ve never really self-published anything of mine, but I have engaged in a bit of self-samizdat. Which is to say, first I banned a work of mine from publication (well, ok, I couldn’t sell it), then I circulated it privately in manuscript form to a handful of friends (at their request…I didn’t force these things on anyone).
Here are three that I passed around but have never made public until now. I don’t believe they are publishable. But they’re passable.
- The Horror of the Hamptons
- Good ‘n’ Evil, or, The Once and Future Thing
- The Death of Christopher Marlowe
Written around the same time as the Hamptons story, another spurred by my immersion in Long Island history. This one was published in a small press magazine, but was riddled with OCR scan errors and I never got a chance to proof it. So this version is, at least in that sense, improved.