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Writers' Block
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Writer's Block
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Out of This World

Sara's dad worked at an observatory, and she loved going to work with him so she could look at the stars through the huge telescope. Usually, he took her whenever she asked, but this time, Sara's dad acted strangely. Even though there was a full moon and a special alignment of five planets, she had to practically beg her dad to let her come along. When they finally got to the observatory that evening, Sara's dad hurried off, muttering something about the full moon. After a little while, Sara heard a loud noise and turned around. She saw ...

Age 13

another man in the room. "Are you working with my father?" she asked. "Shut up kid!" the man sneered, and removed a plastic shining purple box from his pocket. He opened the box, and threw some purple glittery dust at her. "Hey, hey!" Sara cried. "ACHOO! What's that - ACHOO! What's that dust - ACHOO!" Sara fell over onto her side. "What are you doing with that ACHOO! DUST?" The man sneered and ran off into a room at the back of the laboratory. Sara scrambled to her feet and followed him. But as soon as she took two steps, she fainted. Sara didn't know what happened next. When she finally opened her eyes again, she gasped. Where was she? Why was she in this place? She saw...

Age 10
Atlanta, GA

the room she was in. Why did the crook do this? As I looked around, I saw the weirdest thing. No - it couldn't be. Was it Susan, my sister who ...

Sarah S.
Age 12
Iroquois, Ontario

In a little while, she woke up and started to walk around. This place or planet was very eerie and haunting. Suddenly she heard a low voice say "hi." She turned around and saw a gigantic head staring at her. The head spoke to her again and said "I am the man in the moon."

Age 10

"The man in the moon who is going to KILL YOU!" he screamed. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry,I'm sorry," she cried. "No, no, no!" "Sara! Sara! It was just a dream!" Dad said. Then Sara woke up and saw a ton of purple dust all over her - and she couldn't figure out why the dust was there if it was all a dream. But that was the last time Sara went to work with her dad!

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