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My ten-year-old daughter was excited to take this month's writing challenge, too! She wrote this story tonight. She surprised me when she said: "It's a love story."
A Love Story by JP
a length of rope
a strange light shining in the dark
a full restaurant
a divorced couple
About a week ago, a young man named Bob brought his wife, Lindsey, to a restaurant. He wanted to do something special with her because that night was the night when he was going to announce that he loved somebody else. Yes, it had to be the night, because though he had been trying to tell her for weeks, he kept putting it off. And he had already circled the date on the calendar to let her know that night was date night. The restaurant was very full.
"This place is packed!!!" Lindsey yelled over the noise. Finally, one family finished their dinner and the table opened as soon as it was cleaned. The couple sat down and Bob started to explain his wish for divorce. Lindsey covered her face and ran off before Bob had finished. Bob punched in Kate's number on his cell phone- Kate was the girl he'd fallen for. Her voice was muffled over the phone, but Bob could make out the statement that declared she agreed to meet him at the cinema to watch the new movie: Supermodel Fake. At the cinema, Bob realized that he felt bad leaving Lindsey behind for a girl he only picked because she was super-pretty. Kate acted very indifferent and stuck-up at the movies, so Bob wondered why he picked her, especially while he saw the movie was about someone who fell in love with a supermodel that only cared about herself. Bob even caught himself imagining Kate's face on the pretty supermodel in the movie. That night, Lindsey haunted Bob's dreams. He dreamt that Lindsey's face was captured in a strange humongous glow in a world of darkness, and he had to find a path towards her. He woke up screaming and wondering where Lindsey had run off to. He wanted her back, and he got out bed to have some breakfast before searching for her. A note lay on the tabletop:
'I ran away to the Street of Despair. I have no money or chance of getting a home. It always rains there. I miss you. I hope you and your "perfect girl" are very happy together.' ~Lindsey
Bob decided he had to get Lindsey back. And he had the perfect plan. He followed directions to the billboard factory to get something done. Then he rented a helicopter. He tied a slip knot at the bottom of a very long rope- it was about 10 feet long. He texted Kate and told her he was breaking up with her. Bob took the helicopter up over Despair Street and hovered right above where Lindsey was standing. He opened the trapdoor and let the rope tied to the billboard dangle out the bottom of the helicopter. In huge letters the billboard read:
I WANT YOU BACK, LINDSEY! I MISS YOU! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: I LOVE YOU!!
Lindsey's jaw dropped and Bob let a rope ladder down from the helicopter. Lindsey climbed it, and Bob and Lindsey remarried and- just like fairy tale endings- lived happily ever after.
Thank you to Marisa for sharing your Giant Storymaker.
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