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Merriam and Ogden

The Water Fight

One day on Merriam and Ogden we had the biggest water fight ever. I was in my house on a late summer day. I went downstairs to see what was going on when before I knew it, my brotherís friends put me in the water. They said it was because I talk too much s**t. When they put me in the water, I had on shorts with a white shirt and the new Air Jordans. They were red and black and they were fresh. I really liked them. When they put me in the water I was thinking they were going to drown me, they had my face in the pump and water was going all in my eyes. Then when they took me out I was wet and soaked and everyone was laughing.

When Papi from the store came out they even put him in the water. Fireman came and turned off the pump, but we turned it back on. The girls from around the corner came. Me and my friends didnít like them so we told the boys to wet them. They were mad, then they started to play, too. An old man broke this one girlís water gun. They had an argument, then she just left it alone and went back to the water fight.

We had fun that day, and I wish we could have that day again but we canít. The water fight lasted until at least one-something in the morning. We all went upstairs but didnít have water in our house until about 2:00 a.m. cause we had used it all up.

The story was posted on 2004-06-02