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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 write this special RIF Week Writers' Block, called "Planet Weird! Each day this week, come back to read the story and send in your idea for the next part.

Planet Weird

Joey was stuck visiting his great-aunt Hilda this weekend. She had lots of fun stuff at her house -- like a telescope and a huge magnifying glass -- but Joey wasn't allowed to touch any of it. Hilda thought kids broke everything they put their hands on. There was one thing Hilda was especially protective of -- a giant book with a leather cover with stars and planets on it. Usually, she had it locked away. But on his way to the bathroom, Joey saw it lying on a table. Joey hoped no one was looking and opened the book. Then ...

Age 8

he looked at the cover. The book was beautiful, its black pages dotted with silver stars and moons and all kinds of colorful planets. Joey couldn't resist anymore. He reached out and touched a silver moon. He opened his eyes to find that he was no longer standing in his great-aunt's library, but he didn't know where he was. Joey blinked again and looked down. Panic spread through his body. He was floating! Joey looked around to see a cluster of asteroids zoom past him. He looked over to see silver moons and brightly coloured planets! Joey was inside the book!!! Then

Age 9
West Orange

it all went blank. Joey opened his eyes to a suspicious looking planet. The ground was growing people of all sizes, donkeys and horses were riding people, and instead of useing money to buy items they were paying with ... toes! Joey looked around in awe, interest and curiosity. The he saw it

Age 9
St. Mary's

It was a giant throne, covered in gold and jewels! There was a woman sitting on it, looking like a queen. She was wearing a crown and a fancy robe. Joey walked closer to the throne. When he saw the queen's face, he couldn't believe it! It was

Age 9

It was Great-Aunt Hilda! I couldn't believe my eyes. I looked at her face. She looked very angry. Then

Age 9

all of a sudden he blinked and there he was standing in the library with his hand on the book. His great aunt Hilda was standing there saying ...

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