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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 complete this Writers' Block story with other kids from across the country. Each day this week, read where the story is going and send in what you think should happen next. On Friday, send the story ending.

Where is Mr. Lincoln?

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Liza’s family decided to take a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. During the train ride to Washington, Liza wondered what Washington would be like. After they arrived, Liza, her mom, dad, and little brother Derek all hopped into a cab and headed straight for the Lincoln Memorial. The cab let them off at the bottom of a big set of stairs. "The statue of Mr. Lincoln is up there," said the cab driver. "Sitting in a huge stone chair." But when her family climbed the stairs, they noticed that the huge chair was empty...

Age 15
Concord, CA

"Where's Lincoln?!" Derek exclaimed. Liza stared at the empty chair in shock. The family looked around, but nothing was to be found. Then they saw it, a note. Liza's dad picked up the folded piece of paper. He carefully unfolded it and started to read it aloud

Age 10
United States

"Dear person, You have obviously noticed Mr. Lincolin is gone. There are four clues ranging from here to the Library of Congress. I'll let you off easy; go to Freeman's Diner first. Good luck, Lincoln and Someone." "Wierd," Liza said. "Well, we should get going. We only have one day here anyways." So the family hopped in their car and rode to the diner

Age 8

When they got to the diner they found another note it read "Dear Person, It seems to us you have follwed the first step. The second step is to go to the to the Burger Castle on the other side of the building."

Age 11

They walked to the Burger Castle and taped to the door was a paper that had been folded many times. It read, "Dear person, you have done a good job so far. Your next step is to go to Aunt Molley's Rib Joint down the street. Ask Aunt Molley and she should give you the next clue.

Age 12
Moreno Valley

When they walked into the restaurant, all they saw was a big statue of a guy. When Liza got closer she realized it was Lincoln. The whole family got excited. They brought it back to the Memorial (with some help with a huge truck). The whole family agreed that this vacation was the best ever!

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