The World Belonged to Us
It’s getting hot outside, hot enough to turn on the hydrants and run through the water–and that means it’s finally summer in the city! Released from school and reveling in their freedom, the kids on one Brooklyn block take advantage of everything summertime has to offer: Freedom from morning till night to go out to meet their friends and make the streets their playground–jumping double Dutch, playing tag and hide-and-seek, building forts, chasing ice cream trucks, and best of all, believing anything is possible. That is, till their moms call them home for dinner. But not to worry–they know there is always tomorrow to do it all over again–because the block belongs to them and they rule their world.
Where it takes Place:
Brooklyn NY in the summer.
Where I Wrote It:
Brooklyn NY in the summer, fall and winter.
Why I Wrote It:
I wanted to remember my own childhood and all the fun games we used to play. I’m hoping kids are still playing some of these games still. Or maybe, playing them for the first time after they’ve heard this story.