I could probably get a lot more writing done if I still started with the TOC.

My father just emailed me this transcription of a scrap of paper he saved from the mid-late 1980s. I present it here without comment.

GHOST MISTERIES (1)

THE GHOST
IN THE HIDDEN
CHAMBER

By Annika Barranti

Table of Contence:

1 Elizabeth p.1
2 The Missing Ring p.4
3 The Hounted House p.7
4 The Hidden Chamber p.10
5 A Suspect p.14
6 A Kidnapping p.17
7 The Rescue p.20
8 The Ghost’s Secret p.24

Oh all right, just one comment: I read a LOT of Nancy Drew “Misteries” in the mid-late 1980s. CAN YOU TELL?

8 thoughts on “I could probably get a lot more writing done if I still started with the TOC.

  1. Annika

    October 21, 2010 at 12:19pm

    I mean seriously, I had that formula DOWN.

  2. oslowe

    October 21, 2010 at 1:28pm

    but… but… but WHAT was the ghost’s secret?

  3. Annika

    October 21, 2010 at 1:48pm

    Will and Courtney, please keep your eyes on your own papers.

    I am sadly clueless as to what the ghost’s secret might have been. It could not have been very detailed, though–look at the length of those chapters! And I have to tell you, my handwriting was rather large in those days.

  4. Kirk

    October 21, 2010 at 2:32pm

    (7) is totally a spoiler. Thanks for nothing, Annika. :(

  5. Nana

    October 21, 2010 at 3:15pm

    You see how important it is for parents to save every scrap of paper their kids ever wrote on! Which explains all the boxes in the attic that I have to go through before I move. Expect more excerpts from your past.

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