The Digital Parchment Services Celebration Of Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Jody Scott

Deja Vu All Over Again

Jody speaks truths still all-too-relevant today in a searing, prescient essay penned during the Bush presidency.
    It's the fight of the century ladies and gents!
    In this corner at 440 pounds in brand new, designer satin red-white-and-blue trunks--AMERICA! And in that corner at 40 and one-eighth pounds, crummy, smelly, freezing to death with every rib sticking out, wearing a disgustingly dirty loincloth--AFGHANISTAN.

   Oh boy, at last we're all happy. We love a good fight; a good fight proves how brave we are. 
   Without a good, exciting war our lives are suddenly seen to be empty, pointless, wearisome, unbearable and when you come right down to it--utterly meaningless, so thank God (or the tooth fairy) for this brave new war of ours....

Censorable Ideas Blog: Free Jody Scott Fiction

    Here are three pieces of free Jody Scott fiction from the blog "Censorable Ideas" at

Over time I will be sharing more free fiction: 

  • Never-before-published short stories. 
  • Her very first best-selling novel that won the MWA Edgar Award (decades out of print and impossible to obtain). 
  • Excerpts and outtakes from novels published and yet to be published. 
  • A photo album.
  • Other goodies.
    But all this will be only for subscribers to her newsletter "Jody Scott Info." Subscribe here.

    The "newsletter" is not run by a publisher, it is a personal email from me, Mary Whealen, Jody's spouse for 30 years and the executor of her literary estate, sent out 4 or 5 times a year. 

    Of course I hope the newsletter helps to sell books, that is after all the only way to assure publishers continue to bring out more of Jody's books, but I don't share or otherwise seek to monetize your contact info.  This is a labor of love, because I loved Jody and I love her writing. As do many others from Neil Gaiman to William Burroughs. 

     If you are interested in more free Jody Scott fiction, subscribe here.

-Mary Whealen

Link to free fiction