Thursday, December 1, 2011

Weirdness at Waverly Academy - Chapter 1

As promised, I'm going to try writing a Nancy Drew story.  This one will be about Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy.  As a general rule, I'll try to write each chapter in under five minutes.  Oh, and I'll post the story on, as a convenient way for people to read it all at once.


Nancy Drew read the letter that had been forwarded to her by Mattie Jensen. A school called the Waverly Academy for Girls was being plagued by a series of mysterious accidents. Mattie knew Nancy was good at discovering the truth behind deadly accidents, so she thought Nancy could help the people at Waverly Academy.

Nancy tilted her head as she thought about it. Solve a mystery at a high school? She hadn't been to school in a long time. As in, a really long time. Nancy went on mystery-solving expeditions and vacations so often that she really didn't have time for school. In fact, she was failing half of her classes, mainly because it had been two months since she last stepped foot inside a classroom.

Nancy reread the letter, and her mystery senses started tingling. A student poisoned for no reason? Another student locked inside a closet? An angry floor monitor named Paige? This could be her most interesting case yet!

"Hey, Dad?" Nancy said.

Carson Drew looked up from his legal paperwork and adjusted his glasses. "Yes, Honey?"

"I'm going to need you to write out a form to get me out of school this week," Nancy said.

"Again?" Carson asked.

"There's a mystery for me to solve in New York," Nancy explained.

"Again?" Carson asked.

"Again," Nancy said.



I love the interactions between Nancy and her dad, you described it as if you could see it happening. I love how you had them say the word "Again" because it was just the right choice for words, be sure to check out my blog as well which is under
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Anonymous said...

This was a really great way to start! Go Michael!

Cat said...

I thought Nancy was a recent high school graduate who was deferring college? Having her fail school takes away from her Nancy-ness.

Philip said...

Michael? This is brilliance! Pure, utter, refined brilliance! I'm dying of laughter...again. XD

Izzy said...

You crack me up, Michael! You're going to have a great book! Keep being you!

Izzy :) said...

You crack me up, Michael! You're going to have a great book! Keep being you!

NancywantClues said...

One word: Epic! :D

Moriah said...

One word: Awesome , you crack me up Micheal! yeah I didn't know Nancy failed school, I thought she already graduted with Bess,George , and Ned her boyfriend.

Kira said...

Yay! Warnings at Waverly Academy is one of my favorite Nancy Drew games. Definitely loved the setting. ^_^

Anonymous said...

Nice! Short and Sweet!

Justice said...

Good first installment! This should be very interesting; keep going, Michael. (I have to agree with what Cat said, though -- it seems un-Nancy Drew for her to have failed school...I was under the impression she had graduated! But, whatever you like to do with the story; a little artistic licence is okay by me. :))

Lady Denim Shoes said...

WAC is a good game with room for parody, mainly because of the many characters, but so is Ransom of the Seven Ships, The Captive Curse, Curse of Blackmoor Manor, Alibi in Ashes, Treasure in the Royal Tower (I read a spoof entitled "Toothpaste in the Royal Tower" where Nancy is an extreme kleptomaniac and Dexter is her long lost twin from Ohio.)

Ela said...

Oh Carson, you need to be used to it. XD

Anonymous said...

I'm worried to read these things because I haven't played this game yet and I don't want any spoilers. Are there or will there be any?

Hadley said...

@Moriah he just made that up.

Anonymous said...

I really like your style of narrative~ I'm excited to see what will come of this

Hannie said...

LOL 'Weird-ness at Waverly Academy'. Awesome name. Awesome-ness is now my favorite word!

Hannie said...

@ Anonymous December 2, 2011 2:05 AM I think there might be a spoiler or two, or three, or (okay you get the point).

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