The kids in the warzone

Everything in bold was written by me. The rest is auto-continued by an artificial intelligence called GPT-3.

The little boy lived in a warzone. He was scared of the bombs, the heavy sounds, day and night, the fires. His parents comforted him when they could.

The boy had a teddy bear to which he regularly talked. Tonight, as more sounds of bombs were heard, the boy took the bear and asked: "When will it stop?"

The bear replied: "I don't know, but we're together."

The boy fell asleep with the bear in his arms.

In the morning, the boy woke up, and the bear was gone. He looked for it around the house, but couldn't find it.

He went outside, and saw the bear, in pieces, in the middle of the street.

The boy cried and cried.

He tried to put the bear together, but it was impossible.

He then went to a hardware store and bought a new bear.

He never told anyone that the first bear was in pieces, and he continued to act like the bear was with him.

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The little girl was scared of the war, too. She was scared of the bombs, the heavy sounds, day and night, the fires. Her parents comforted her when they could.

The girl had a doll to which she regularly talked. Tonight, as fires raged in the neighborhood, she took her doll and asked it: "Will this ever stop?"

The doll said: "I don't know, but we're together."

The girl asked: "And will you always be with me?"

The doll said: "I will, until you fall asleep."

The girl fell asleep with the doll in her arms.

In the morning, the girl woke up, and the doll was gone. She looked for it around the house, but couldn't find it.

She went outside, and saw the doll, in pieces, in the middle of the street.

The girl cried and cried. A boy noticed her, and asked: "Why are you crying?"

The girl replied: "I lost my doll."

The boy said: "I'll help you look for it."

The boy looked for the doll around the house. He couldn't find it.

The girl asked: "What if you can't find it?"

The boy said: "I'll buy you a new one."

The girl asked: "And what if it's not the same?"

The boy said: "It will be."

The boy went to a toy store and bought the girl a new doll.

The girl hugged the boy, and smiled. The two agreed to meet at the playground the next day.

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The following day, the girl and the boy met at the playground.

When the girl arrived, she hugged the boy, and said: "Thank you for helping me find my doll."

The boy said: "You're welcome."

The girl said: "I saw you yesterday. Why didn't you tell me that you were looking for your bear?"

The boy said: "I was scared."

The girl said: "I would have been with you."

The boy said: "You would?"

The girl said: "Of course, silly."

The girl and the boy hugged, and smiled.

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The little girl and the little boy grew up, and became friends.

They would talk, to each other, and to their bears.

They talked about their fears, their dreams, and their hopes.

They both grew up, and one day found each other again.

The girl had a daughter, and the boy had a son.

The girl's daughter fell in love with the boy's son.

They got married, and had children, and although their children always had bears and dolls, they were not afraid of the bombs and the heavy sounds of day and night, the fires.