This is one of two Mario-themed stories I discovered while sorting through my
childhood stuff in my mother's basement shortly after her passing in July
I think I wrote these in
either late 1989 or early 1990, as an 8th-grader in Farms Middle School.
As a boy, I never owned a Nintendo, and therefore rarely got to play any of the
then-popular games that my peers always talked about at school. So I
compensated by dreaming up stories about Mario and Luigi. This particular
story is my first foray into Mario-inspired storytelling, and is rather
disappointing. Not only are the drawings primitive and the plot simplistic, I
don't even have the original drawings anymore: the only surviving copy in my
mother's basement was this low-quality grayscale photocopy.