Happy Thanksgiving, Rooks! We’ll be posting just once today, to give our staff a break for the holiday. Speaking of breaks: If you happen to need a mental escape from the day’s festivities, or a fun thing to do in general, we’ve got a li’l something for you…

Sandy and Dylan wrote fill-in-the-blanks stories (aka RookLibs, which are based on these classics), and Esme made ’em look cute. Each story has a list of parts of speech, and you supply words based on whatever pops into your brain. Fill those words into the corresponding blanks in the story, and the result tends to be randomly absurd enough to make a person snort-laugh. Try it on your own, or huddled in an olds-free corner somewhere with your siblings, cousins, or friends!

The stories are included on the following pages. We recommend filling in the words before you take a peek, for maximum enjoyment.

Here’s the parts-of-speech list for the first story, by Dylan:

1. Number
2. Number
3. Span of time
4. Plural noun
5. Plural noun
6. Name
7. Verb
8. Verb
9. Plural noun
10. Plural noun
11. Year
12. Adjective
13. Adjective
14. Adjective
15. Span of time, plural (example: years)
16. Adverb
17. Noun
18. Proper noun
19. Past-tense verb
20. Proper noun
21. Verb
22. Noun
23. Name
24. Adjective
25. Adjective
26. Verb
27. Adverb
28. Name
29. Name
30. Name
31. Location
32. Span of time, plural
33. Noun
34. Noun
35. Past-tense verb
36. Plural noun
37. Location
38. Adjective
39. Adjective
40. Span of time, plural
41. Noun
42. Noun
43. Noun
44. Adjective
45. Year
46. Adjective
47. Verb
48. Noun

And the list for the second story, by Sandy:

1. Exclamation
2. Noun
3. Noun
4. Name
5. Measurement of time (example: minute)
6. Noun
7. Plural noun
8. Plural noun
9. Verb
10. Name
11. Proper noun
12. Number
13. Verb
14. Adjective
15. Adjective
16. Name
17. Noun
18. Adverb
19. Noun
20. Name
21. Adjective
22. Noun
23. Noun
24. Plural noun
25. Name
26. Noun
27. Noun
28. Proper noun
29. Adjective
30. Verb
31. Name
32. Plural noun
33. Noun
34. Adjective
35. Name

Now amuse yourselves, scribes!