Scene Rewrite – Biannual Bibliothon Day 5 – Winter 2018

Hello readers! Today’s Biannual Bibliothon challenge is from Reader Rayna. She asked us to rewrite a favorite scene from a book and incorporate magic into it. For more details on the specifics of the challenge, you should definitely check out her post.

I’m choosing to incorporate magic into a scene from a book that I have been reading for the bibliothon: The Secret of the Old Clock. I have never read any Nancy Drew novels before and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience, so I thought this scene would be a fun one to magic-ify.

Nancy Drew, an attractive girl of eighteen, was driving home along a country road in her new, dark-blue convertible. She had just delivered some legal papers for her father.

“It was sweet of Dad to give me this car for my birthday,” she thought. “And it’s fun to help him with his work.”

Her father, Carson Drew, a well-known lawyer in their home town of River Heights, frequently discussed puzzling aspects of cases with his blond, blue-eyed daughter.

Smiling, Nancy said to herself, “Dad depends on my intuition.” And it was this intuition that was telling her something bad was about to happen.

An instant later she gasped in horror. From the lawn of a house just ahead of her a little girl of about five years of age had darted into the roadway. A van, turning out of the driveway of the house, was barely fifty feet away from her. As the driver vigorously sounded the horn in warning, the child became confused and ran directly in front of the van. Nancy shifty the focus of her energy to redirecting the little girl. “Get out of the road, quick!” She sent these thoughts in the girl’s direction. Miraculously, the little girl managed to cross the road safely and pull herself up onto a low wall, which formed one side of a bridge. But the next second, as the van sped away, the child lost her balance and toppled off the wall out of sight!

“Oh my goodness!” Nancy cried out, slamming on her brakes. She had visions of the child plunging into the water below, perhaps striking her head fatally on a rock! She knew she had to act fast. She visualized the girl in her mind and concentrated on guiding her body slowly to the ground. This kind of trick didn’t always work perfectly, but Nancy was hoping she could at least spare the girl’s life.

Nancy leapt out of her car and dashed across the road. At the foot of the embankment, she could see the curly-haired little girl lying motionless, the right side of her body in the water.

“I hope – ” Nancy dared not complete the harrowing thought as she climbed down the steep slope.

When she reached the child, she saw to her great relief that the little girl was breathing normally and no water had entered her nose or mouth. A quick examination showed that she had suffered no broken bones.

Nancy, relieved that she had been there to help, lifted the little girl, and holding her firmly in both arms, struggled to the top of the embankment. Then she hurried across the road and up the driveway to the child’s house.

There it is! Nancy Drew with magical powers. Hope you liked it.



Read the group book: Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller – finished

Read a book about mental health: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart – finished

Read a Sequel: The Boy Book by E. Lockhart – in progress

Read a book under 200 pages: The Wish by Gail Carson Levine

Read a book you haven’t heard of before: The Wish by Gail Carson Levine

Read a backlist: Nancy Drew Mysteries The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene – in progress

Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/tv show: Nancy Drew Mysteries The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene – in progess

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