I appear to have run out of stories (or, at least, stories worth sharing) written in childhood. But I do have something of similar entertainment value.
My home(?) made dictionary.
The dictionary, below, is written out in full. This is not an excerpt. And it is bizarre on so many accounts.
It begins with abominable. Many letters have no entries at all — there is still an entire page dedicated to the letter in my notebook. There are no definitions — I apparently knew the definition of all these words, and did not feel they needed to be looked up.
The first few entries might suggest that I was trying to remember the spelling of these words, but “feeling” and “queer” do not strike me as words I was likely to misspell at that age. Also, “lonely” was misspelled (though I correct it below).
What motivated the dictionary? Why these words? What was I hoping to accomplish? (Abominably, while lonely. Probably nothing.)
Alas, all is speculation. The dictionary: