FC: The Perfect Practice
1: This is a story of a basketball player named Lauren, who from the court, watching as other basketball players were making basket after basket thought to herself, how lucky they are they can make a basket from anywhere on the court.
2: One day Lauren had an idea and ran to go find Jenna. "I need to talk to you." Lauren shouted. Jenna stopped dribbling and listened. "lets get better at shooting!" She exclaimed.
3: "Its not going to be easy! You have to practice a lot and work on your form," Jenna said. In the end Jenna agreed to help Lauren and they went to find the rest of the team.
4: Lauren and Jenna gathered the rest of their team and went over the plans they had thought of. They were all ready to get started. The team first went to the Riverview basketball courts and started to shoot around. Almost ten minutes after they got there the janitor came in and they all stopped to see what he had to say.
5: "There is going to be a game here soon so you have to pick up all the basketballs and be out soon so I can clean the clean the courts," explained the janitor. "Ok we will be out soon," Coach B called from across the court.
6: So they picked up all of their things and and met outside so they can discuss what they were going to do now. "How can we complete our goal? We have no place to go," yelled Ashley.
7: "We will find a way," exclaimed coach B. "How about we try the high school courts?" He said, and the were on their way. Once they got to the school they tried the door to the gym. "It's locked," shouted Izzy! "Lets try the rest of the doors." So the whole team scattered around the court to try every door there was.
8: "There all locked," Lauren shouted with anger. "There is no way that we will find a place to get better at shooting! We might as well just go home!" "We will not just give up," Jenna yelled out. "We have gotten this far and we will not turn back! we will find a place!"
9: "How about the Plymouth Park courts?" Ashley asked out of the blue. "They are always open and its nice outside. "Thats a great idea," the whole team said at the same time.
10: So they finally went to to the Plymouth Park courts. The whole park was completely empty so they had the whole court to themselves. As soon as Coach B passed out the basketballs to the team they all became very focused. There was almost complete silence except for the occasional sound a made basket. The team wasn't very good with their shots when they first got there but by the end after they had there perfect practice the whole team was shooting like NBA players.
11: it it | It was getting late and the sun was starting to set so the team thought it was time to go home. Lauren turned around one last time and saw that there was a basketball left on the court. She grabbed and brought it back to the free throw line, lined up her form and shot. The ball flew towards the hoop and swished into the net. After she made the shot she couldn't help but think to herself that not only just her but her whole team had gotten better at shooting and completed their goal. The team truly did have a perfect practice.
13: "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." ~Erma Bombeck
15: GOOD TIMES | “You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.” - Trenton Lee Stewart
17: "Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is." -Jim Morrison
19: "In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening—no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air." Alexander Smith
20: J O Y | CHRISTMAS
21: “Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more..." -Dr. Seuss