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Writers' Block
Help us finish a story by adding your own ideas. It's simple. Each month, we'll begin a new story.

Writer's Block
Story Image Read the beginning of the story below, and think about what should happen next. Add your ideas into the box at the bottom of the page. One idea will be added to the story each day until the story is completed.

It's Too Hot!

Everyone in Jenny’s apartment building has been really grumpy. The air conditioning system has been broken since the 4th of July, and the summer temperatures have been really hot. One afternoon Jenny turned to her brother, Ryan, and said, “I can’t take this heat anymore! We need to come up with a plan for cooling things down around here. What can we do?” Then, Ryan looked and Jenny and smiled. “I’ve got an idea,” he said. And then he whispered …

Gabrielle L.
Age 10

Maybe we can build some cooling system. Then Jenny shouted this plan to her friend, Maria. "Maria, you go get those nails your dad didn't need. Ryan, go get the wood from outside." Then they all got the equipment to start building a box. Jenny said, "Don't forget to put 2 nails on each side. Then get that piece of wood on the back. I will get the old good rusty fan, and we can decorate it and clean it and maybe it will look fancy." "Yeah," said Maria, "Maybe we could make lots o them and sell them for $16.99 each!" Then Jenny said ...

Age 10
E.Greenwich, Rhode Island

"Uh-oh." Maria said "What's wrong?" "I forgot, these are all the wood, nails, and old fans we have, and we don't have the money to buy more, so we can't make more because we don't have the right material," said Jenny. "I have an idea," Ryan said, "We could get some strips of metal and cloth to make fans. So they went to Jenny's storage room, but when they got there, they realized there was one problem ...

Age 7
Philadelphia, PA

They could not find the cloth and strips of metal because it was such a very messy room. Then ryan had another idea, "Why can't we clean the stuff up in here, so we can find the cloth & strips of metal?" And they started cleaning the room but, but then ...

Age 11
Buena Park, CA

As they started cleaning they became more happier because they found all the stuff they needed to build the fan. Then they built the fan, and it worked! They were cooler at last. So they started a buisness and sold stuff. The End.

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