Juvenilia (Or: Er, Dracula Is Public Domain, Right? Please Don’t Sue My Child Self)

As if deliberately plumbing the depths of self-indulgence, and seeking to alienate you good people, I thought I’d share the following early example of my writing, which I found yesterday when clearing out some boxes of stuff.

The dates on the back suggest it’s from when I was five or six years old, so please excuse the mangled conjugation of the verb ‘to eat’:

I think we can all see what young me was aiming at with that picture, but I think I owe an apology to the estates of both Bram Stoker and Bob Kane.

And, very probably, Freddie Mercury.


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  1. Well, Dracula from the book did have a moustache IIRC…

  2. You're quite right – p18 of my copy says "The mouth, so far as I could see it under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel–looking, with peculiarly sharp white teeth". Though I'd be hard-pressed to argue my younger self knew this… but ta!

  3. 不要把生命看得太嚴肅,反正我們不會活著離開。..................................................

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