What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been

This is a Bookmooch traveling journal. It is a travel journal published by Ulysses Travel Guides that I picked up at a local used book sale.

The theme for this journal revolves around a story line that I present in the opening entry. The basic idea is this: I win a fictional vacation on a weird game show and embark on a surreal and strange adventure. At the end of this trip I wind up, as all the ‘winners’ of the game show do in a McDonald’s in Hamelin Germany for “debriefing, group therapy and beer.” This is where my fictional character hands off the journal for the next participant to write how their “strange trip” went.

By contributing to this journal you give permission for me to reprint your story, (crediting you as the author) for non-commercial purposes, though you retain ownership of your own story. If there is sufficient interest I might scan or reprint the story for all to read. Of course, if everyone submits their story to the Bookcrossing online journal, I may not need to do this.


This journal was mooched by Jefferson USA:IL who then closed his account.

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and as stills:

Pg 1, Pg 2, Pg 3, Pg 4

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories

This journal is for anyone that wishes to write short stories. This journal is restricted to family-friendly stories in the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres. I reserve the right to publish these stories as a collection online (for free) or in print (at cost of materials only). This journal also has a website: http://bogomip.net/blog/bookmooch-journal/

Stories should be hand-written in ink, the journal shall remain unmodified and no pages shall be removed or altered. You are free to illustrate your stories, or illustrate an existing story on a new page (provide a page number for the referenced story), but do not add pages or glue pictures in this book. Please number the pages you go, but do not restart the page count.

This project is dedicated to Fred Thomas Saberhagen (May 18, 1930 – June 29, 2007), a wonderful writer whose passing diminishes the light I’ve always read by.


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