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 2017. 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.

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