The Mystery Page

A funny thing happened to me the other day. I had just gotten home and was coming up to my door when a page from a book fluttered by and landed right in front of me. I looked around to see if the whole book was around but I didn’t see anything else save that page.

A bit torn, a bit faded but I was intrigued. Funny enough, the first line on the page started “I was used to the occasional weird experience,” and the chapter heading was “Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks of Death.” I just knew I’d stumbled across a treasure.

I went inside my home and just started thinking about it. Was it from an old classic? A hard-to-find mystery? A forgotten loved book? Was I meant to read this? After a while I couldn’t resist any more and I had to Google it. I was hoping this was going to send me on a wild hunt but immediately I found out that my mystery page was from The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

Well, so much for a classic mystery or some obscure tale. The Lightning Thief is not on my TBR stack, I don’t know maybe it’s a sign that it should be. What do you think? Anyway, I still had a fun time trying to make a story for this book page.

How about you, have you had anything similar happen to you? Did you end up reading the book?

Oh, and I’ve since added the page to my ephemera collection as I’m sure it’ll find its way into some of my visual journaling.

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