Juvenilia and Other Offenses

by Roderick T. Long



The Christmas Tree (approx. 1972 – age 8 – San Diego)

The History of the World! (approx. 1972 – age 8 – San Diego)

Oscar of Oscarville (approx. 1972 – age 8 – San Diego)

Green Fire (approx. 1973 – age 9 – San Diego)

The Tragic Affair of the Serpentine Bridge (approx. 1973 – age 9 – San Diego; co-authored with my mother)

King Glendabore and the Evil Water Woman (approx. 1973 – age 9 – San Diego)

The Supersonic Nightingale (1974 – age 10 – San Diego)

Why English Is Important In the World Today (approx. 1974 – age 10 – Idaho Falls)

The Loose Ball Foul (1974 – age 10 – Idaho Falls)

Flight to the Stars (1974 – age 10 – Idaho Falls)

The Great Idaho/Lunar War or Conflict (approx. 1975 – age 11 – Idaho Falls)

The Hole In the Sky (approx. 1975 – age 11 – Idaho Falls)

Tiri of Portugal (approx. 1975 – age 11 – Idaho Falls)

An Epic Poem (1975 – age 11 – Idaho Falls)

Vocabulary Stories (1974-76 – ages 10-12 – Idaho Falls)

One Day In the Life of Mike Teavee (1975-76 – ages 10-12 – Idaho Falls)

Bill “Coon” and the Giant Mole (1975-76 – ages 10-12 – Idaho Falls)

Too Damn Perfect (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Murder With a Twist (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Unexpected Visitors (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

What Scared Kevin? (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

My Night on Fire Island (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Tree Alive! (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Letter from the Moon (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

The Elemen Transaction (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

How Two Hunters Were Discouraged By an Apparition (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Schoolsville: A Bum Scene? (approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Skull-man (1st half approx. 1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls; 2nd half approx. 1978 – age 14 – Hanover NH)

World in the Wings (1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Diary of Starken, Nov. 7, 1805 (1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Phooey to Handwriting! (1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

The Money Man, or, Look Out Belowyaagh! (1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

“Hell’s Bridge” (1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls)

Ill-Starred Romance (1976 – age 12 – Idaho Falls or Scottsdale)

Shadow of the Cat (1977 – age 13 – Scottsdale)

One Flew Through the Electrostatic Converter (1977 – age 13 – San Diego)

The Life and Times of Captain Cosmos (1977 – age 13 – San Diego)

Second Choice Pet (1977 – age 13 – Lubec)

The Patchwork Cap (approx. 1978 – age 14 – Hanover NH)

A Serpent in Paradise (1978 – age 14 – Hanover NH)

Druidstone Quest: The Sword of the Highlands (approx. 1979 – age 15 – Hanover NH)

Unfinished Stories (1970s)

Under the Violet Sun (approx. 1982 – age 18 – Harvard)

Ayn Rand Writes Worthless Book (1982 – age 18 – Harvard)

Whether What Is Transcendent Is Dependent (1983 – age 19 – Harvard)

The Temptation of Ludwig Boltzmann (1983 – age 18 – Harvard)

Evolution: Chance or Teleology? (1983 – age 19 – Harvard)

Sister Ann (1984 – age 20 – Harvard)

The Judgment of Aias (1985 – age 21 – Harvard)

What If Aquinas Had Been a Tabloid Journalist? (1987 – age 23 – Cornell)

Financing the Non-Coercive State (1987 – age 23 – Cornell)

Unfinished Stories (1980s)

[The following hardly qualify as “juvenilia” but fall under “other offenses.”]

The Invisible Net (1990s – Chapel Hill)

Soliloquy for Two (1998 – age 34 – Chapel Hill]

Birth of a Sith Lord (1999 – age 35 – Auburn)

On Top (2009 – age 45 – Auburn) [A sequel to The Patchwork Cap]

The Kingdom of the Fish (2012 – age 48 – Auburn)



More to come!