|The Terrible Troll||indie ebook||2011|
|Kings of the Comic Books||indie ebook||2013|
|Rescue Room||Galaxy Science Fiction||Sept. 1978|
|Stories der Zukunft||#79, 1979|
|Tsunami of Swill||indie ebook||2013|
“Rescue Room” was translated into German under the
“Stories der Zukunft” means “Stories of the Future.”
“Tsunami of Swill: Secret of the Ebook Crapnado” by the pseudonymous Charles Deckins is a novelty ebook written in response to J.A. Konrath's blog challenge: conceive, write, edit, and format a short piece, create a cover, and publish, all within eight hours. Here's the Amazon Link.
GALAXY cover art by Brad Haman © 1978 UPD; German cover art probably from an American paperback
|Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment||Nathaniel Hawthorne||1983|
|Young Goodman Brown||Nathaniel Hawthorne||1983|
|The Fall of the House of Usher||Edgar Allan Poe||1986|
|The Monkey’s Paw||W.W. Jacobs||1987-present|
|The Most Dangerous Game||Richard Connell||1988-present|
|The Legend of Sleepy Hollow||Washington Irving||1991-1992|
|Lamb to the Slaughter||Roald Dahl||1993-2004|
|The Lady or the Tiger||Frank R. Stockton||2005-present|
|The Open Window||Saki||2008-present|
I also wrote story intros for a number of the shows touring from 1987 to the present. The show Encore currently uses my intros and “The Monkey’s Paw.” Classics includes “The Most Dangerous Game,” “The Lady or the Tiger,” and “The Open Window.”
On one tour the house manager kept track of the audience numbers and saw we’d played to 50,000 kids in the first nine weeks. With a show every weekday, that averages over a thousand seats per show.
With usually four tours out in the fall, for 3-4 months, and two out in the spring, for 4 months or so, the numbers add up. My estimate of the tickets sold to shows presenting at least one of my scripts over the last quarter century is over seven million. Admittedly the draw was Poe, Saki, Irving, and company!
You can see by comparing the flyer copy to my list, by the way, that while some stories kept on going out year after year, the scripts by different adapters came and went.