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Writers' Block
 
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Writer's Block
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Dinner for Breakfast

James was sleepy as he went downstairs for breakfast. As he sat down at the kitchen table, he noticed that instead of his usual breakfast of juice and cereal, he saw a hamburgers, potatoes, and a salad on the table. What was going on? His mom greeted him by saying, "Good evening, James." Had he slept through the whole day, and now it was nighttime? Then he remembered...

Lauren
Age 7
Wichita, KS
USA

that he had fiddled with his alarm clock in order to spring forward and might have accidentally set it for 6:30 pm instead of 6:30 am. He began to eat his dinner when he realized that his Mom hadn't woken him up for school. Was it Sunday today or was something weird going on? Then his mom said...
 

Carolyn
Age 10
Bethesda, MD
USA

"So how was your day, James?" James was taken aback. Something was definitely wrong. He hadn't done anything that day but sleep. His mom surely would have known that. James's mom didn't bother to wait for an answer, and she continued herself... "Well I was very busy. I went to book club and I went grocery shopping and..." James bearly listened to his mother rattling on about her typical day. Was he the only one who noticed something was wrong? Maybe...
 

Jessie
Age 11
Edgar Springs, Mo
U.S.A.

it was a joke and his Mom was in on it. What if the whole town was in on it and everyone was trying to fool him? But why him? Why not someone else? Those two guestions kept popping up in his head. It was light outside. "What happened when I was asleep?", he kept wondering. Then his mom said suddenly,"Hurry up, James or you will be late." He got up, and took a step out the door when suddenly...
 

Marie
Age 12
Braintree, MA
USA

his mom, dad, and brother came out from behind the bushes and yelled "Surprise!" "What is going on here?" said James. Then his mom said, "We wanted to get you back for all of those April Fool's jokes you played on us." James was fooled. He couldn't believe that his family would go to all that trouble to fool him. Then he laughed, and they all went into the house. And they decided not to play tricks on each other again. The end.
 

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