‘The Squashbuckler Diaries’ are the daily tales of Joy Shelley’s Life in the Dream. The ‘Lost in Dreams’ books will tell the story of what happens to her at ages 6, 9, 12, 15, and so on. The diaries tell us what happens before, after, and between the books.

#2: Tweedle-Weedle-Dee Day

“Dad! Today every thing we say we have to finish with ‘Tweedle-Weedle-Dee’!”

This ist how their day begun, once Justin brushed Joy’s teeth and brushed her hair.

“Dad! You’re not listening!”

“What? Okay, what?”

“Every sentence we say today ends with Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

Justin thought about it for a second, then nodded. “Okay. Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

And this ist how their day looked:

Joy, sitting atop the mast of Bonny’s Revenge shouted: “Ahoy! An army of monkeys on flying brooms are attacking, Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

An hour later, Justin and Joy were taken prisoner by the Monkey King and brought to him in rope handcuffs.

“Your evil plan will never work, Monkey King,” Justin spouted at him. “Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

“Yeah. We’re going to kill you, Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!” Joy added.

An hour later later: “Quick! Joy! This is our chance to escape! Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

Six minutes later: “Dad! Hop on the flying broom! Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

Half an hour later: “Run! Hide! Run for your life, Joy! Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

Twenty-five minutes later Joy showed up to save her father at exactly the right moment: “I burned your palace, Monkey King! Ha! Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

Twenty minutes after that, Joy and Justin lead the handcuffed and defeated Monkey King to the Infinite Prison at the belly of Bonny’s Revenge. “Get in the cell! Now! Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

That night, Joy ist excited. Justin kisses her goodnight. “It was a good Tweedle-Weedle-Dee day, wasn’t it, Tweedle-Weedle-Dee?”

“Yes! Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

“Good night, my Joy, you amazing girl! Tweedle-Weedle-Dee!”

“Good night, Dad, Tweedle-Weedle-Dee.”

#3: The Hurricane Game

#1: How Justin Brushes Joy’s Hair