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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 Help us finish a story by adding your own ideas! It's simple. During one week each month, we'll begin a new story, and you add the middle and ending of the story. At the end of the week, we'll post the completed story.

Be My Valentine

Usually Paul couldn’t wait for the end of the school day – but not today. Paul’s mom was making him go to the Valentine’s Dance, even though he really didn’t want to. “I wish Mom wasn’t on the PTA dance committee,” Paul thought. The dance was in the gym, and Paul walked as slowly as possible. As he got closer, he heard loud music and lots of cheering. His steps got a little faster. He opened the doors to the gym, and right away saw who was on stage. It was...

Breeonna lucas
Age 10

his mom. He felt so embarrassed that he ran as fast as he could to get out of there. A while later his teacher Ms. Jones saw him outside and asked him why he wasn't at the dance. And he said

Age 8
Wichita, Kansas

"I have to go get my things out of my locker." Paul lied, glad to have an excuse. He was just going when his mom stopped him in his path. She asked him where he was going. He answered, "Nowhere," and reluctantly let his mom drag him to the dance. Everyone was snickering and giggling. He saw a girl in the crowd smirking. He realized he had done something funny. But what was it?

Age 9

Paul looked down and saw a shadow larger than his own. He turned and looked two very large sneakers. Paul's eyes traveled skyward and landed on the face of the one and only...

Age 7
Richmond, Vermont

gym teacher, Mr. Wiggle. "Paul, you should be proud of your mother and having fun with your friends," Mr. Wiggle said. Paul replied, "But no one wants to be at a dance with their mother. "

Age 11

"Well," Mr. Wiggle said, looking embarrassed. "I don't mind being at a dance with your mother." He looked over at Paul's mother and smiled. Then she smiled back at him! Her cheeks got a little red. Paul felt his heart sinking. Mr. Wiggle liked his mom? Now he knew why his mom wanted to be at the dance so much!

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