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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 Writers' Block story with other kids from across the country! Each day this week, come here to read how "March Madness" is going. Then send in what you think shold happen next. On Friday, send in the ending.

March Madness

It was the first warm day of the year, and for Thomas and his family, that meant one thing: baseball. Thomas had a big family, with three brothers and several cousins who lived nearby. The whole family gathered at a neighborhood park for an impromptu game. Thomas was the first batter up. He waited for a good pitch, then swung his bat and ...

Age 6

a dog from nowhere appeared and got the ball and snatched it for good. "Oh, great!" Thomas said. "We lost our only ball!" His mom asked if he knew the dog or its owner. Thomas wondered whose dog it was. He asked all his brothers if they knew the dog's owner. The first brother announced

Age 10
Bethesda, MD

"Yeah, that's my friend Jimmy's dog, he always lets him loose." As the first brother finished talking, the dog ran far away. "Now what are we going to do, Mom?" Thomas thought. He waited all year for this. So Grandpa Joe yelled, "I got out of my house to play some ball, what are we going to do?" Thomas's mom said

Luis A.
Age 9
San Juan
Puerto Rico

"Here comes the dog." The dog came and dropped the ball but then a

Age 6

bird snatched it and dropped it in a tree. Then, a cat got the ball and was playing with it but the ball rolled over into a really dirty lake. So,

Age 11
Madrea, CA

An alligator got and was playing with it . Eventually he didn't want to play with it any more so Thomas snatched the ball up and brought it back to his family. They played until dusk, when they went back to Thomas's house and had dinner. The end.

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