Fear Street Confession
(which I'm only telling you because I trust you to not bring it up all the time and make fun of me)
A sixth grade radio play assignment inspired me to make an audio recording of Fear Street: Ski Weekend. Using my mom's early 80s tape deck (with microphone!), I forced my cousin and my brother to help me.
I played Doug, Shannon, and Eva. My cousin played Red, Ariel, and Lou. My little brother did special effects; for example, dropping a marble into a Danish butter cookie tin to make a gunshot sound.
The recording process lasted about 2 months because we only had 2 hours a week to work on it. I treated it like we were on a major production schedule, and I made notes on the inside cover of my copy, which I still own and is still my favourite Fear Street book. (Bonus Within A Bonus: Rounding out my Top 3 Fear Street faves are Wrong Number & The New Year's Party.)
To me, the Ski Weekend recording was a masterpiece. I listened to the tapes before I went to bed at night. When completed, it was 10 one hour Maxell audio cassettes filled with friggin' nonsense. We wanted to do Pike's Weekend too, but there were too many characters. I threw the Ski Weekend tapes away when I moved out, because the adult me would clearly never want anyone to hear them. I call that action "the tragedy of my life".
Please use the comments to make your own confession, express solidarity, or heckle me.