I can't recall what my very first one was but I started writing short fiction when I was, I believe, in either the 5th or 6th grade, circa 1969-70. My plots and characters were strongly influenced by what I read in books and comics and saw on television and in the movies. By Junior High, I was writing almost daily. I had an unfortunate habit, though, of losing interest whenever a new idea hit so I would often abandon certain ones. While I wasn't big on long-form fiction, I would often do sequels and even series featuring recurring characters. I even did a few crossovers. Most of my stories were science-fiction or mysteries at first but I branched out into horror, humor and even soap opera style drama. Unfortunately, most of these, but for notes, artwork, outlines and a few completed
exceptions, are lost forever. If I hadn't written down the following list about 1980, I probably wouldn't remember most of these myself!
SITUATION SIX—a time travel tale with Lincoln as villain, Booth as hero.
SITUATION SEVEN—the ultimate villains of the universe oppose seven champions in an attempt to destroy all time.
NIGHTMARE IN ANOTHER WORLD—A warrior king from another universe is trapped on Earth with amnesia.
THE DARK AGE—the warrior king returns home and wants his kingdom back
THY SAVAGE GRAVE—the warrior king has to contend with a trio of evil sorcerers
D.M.—SEARCH FOR IDENTITY—a private detective searches for his own past
(and a long series of sequels--at least 22)
RAID-A lone vigilante in the big city.
NIGHT OF THE SLASHER—a modern day Jack the Ripper on the loose in San Francisco
GHOST OF THE SLASHER—the ghost of the modern day Jack the Ripper seems to be committing new murders.
OLD MAN’S FACE—a young girl is haunted by the face of an escaped killer.
BEYOND THE PLANET OF THE APES—After the earth explodes, there are strange survivors.
FRANKENSTEIN AT CASTLE DRACULA—the mad doctor in Transylvania
VISIONS OF TERROR—a psychic takes on Dracula in modern day London
DARK REFLECTIONS OF A BAD DREAM—a vigilante calling himself Nightmare stalks criminals in their sleep.
THE GOLDEN SAVIOR—Star Trek: The Enterprise crew encounters a God-like being
MISSION TO MENTHOS—Star Trek: The Enterprise crew orbits a very strange planet.
THE HIGH PRICE OF MURDER—a hit man falls in love and tries to quit the business.
NIGHT OF TERROR—Two archaeologists are attacked by ancient mummies.
THE MYSTERY MILLIONAIRE MURDER—Batman tracks the killer of a reclusive millionaire.
THE DAY BEFORE YESTERYEAR—Aliens invade Earth in the distant past.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT—Terrorists plot to blow up the UN.
THE FINAL STAR—a shuttle pilot breaks orbit and goes off into deep space.
THE FINAL WISH—a young woman gets a magic wishing rock.
THE TOWER—a stranger suspects devil worship in a small town.
TURNABOUT—a vampire boy meets a vampire girl.
A TIME TO REMEMBER—memories of a dying couple.
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR STOMPIN’-a pair of giant boots on a desert rampage.
ON MY JOURNEY—a young drifter meets a strange young girl.
KNIGHTS OF THE QUADRANGLE—A wizard stirs up trouble between two knights.
TIME SHOCK—a young man is abducted by future astronauts
ATRAGON WILD—a blind man becomes possessed by pure energy.
FLAMING SKULL—a legendary figure attempts to protect the Earth.
STARBLAZER—The only survivor of Earth explores the universe.
RICK TRACE—a missing persons investigator in action.