“Typewriter in the Sky” Part 1
by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: November 1940
Original publication: Unknown
Story description: A piano player suddenly finds himself part of an adventure novel being written by his friend Horace Hackett. Not only is he in the novel, but he is the villain and destined to die. Frustrated by his boredom when Horaces ignores him to concentrate on other characters in the novel, and trapped by Horace’s poorly researched plot and characterization, the piano player alternates between enjoying the drama and wanting to murder Horace. As the story proceeds he becomes more and more concerned about his imminent death.
Currently available in the book Typewriter in the Sky.