I was recently going through some old notebooks-I probably have somewhere around 50 of them, dating all the way back to high school-and came across a novella I wrote when I was 15 or 16, titled Sunshine Drips. I’d completely forgotten about it and I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but what I did read was…interesting. I clearly had a taste for the weird even back then.
So, now I’m wondering if I should do anything with it. Would anyone even want to read? It is most likely pretty terrible and what I’ve already read doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense, but there are probably some interesting things about it. I kind of remember the story. It’s basically about a world where all water somehow turns to gasoline and everything is on fire but meanwhile this teenage girl is more concerned with losing her virginity. Pretty bizarre to say the least.
I’m personally always interested in an author’s early writings. It’s cool to get a glimpse at their beginnings and see how good or bad they were when they first started writing and if the work is even recognizable as their own. I like to see how far people have come.
Anyway, I’m curious if I should do anything with this, once I’m done reading it and if I decide it’s not too atrocious to share. This might end up being a completely pointless post, but I wanted to get some feedback. What do you guys think? Feel free to get at me here or on facebook or twitter. If enough people say they’d be interested in checking it out, I’ll most likely make it available somehow (with a disclaimer that says something like “holy shit! this is soooo dumb.”)
ok, enough rambling. Have an awesome week, folks. 🙂