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A boy who lost his shoes

By: Daquon L.
Virginia, Age 9

Once upon a time there was a kid named Deonde. He was a very good basketball player, but he had to have the best shoes to play. He was getting ready for a big game- the biggest game of the year. He couldn't find his magical shoes for the game. He asked his brother if he had seen them, but no one had. He was so sad and upset. He went into the basement and began to cry. His mom came downstairs and asked him what was wrong. He explained that he had lost his shoes and that everyone was going to be disappointed in him if he didn't find it. She hugged him and said,