There’s an alien on my playground
This is an entry in Junior Dispatch’s alien short story contest. The effort earns the writer a free book from the York Emporium and a chance to win a $50 movie gift card and a $50 gift certificate from The York Emporium. Read the rules to the contest here, and get your story in by August 1.
By Mikayla Hostler
Age 9, New Park
Thursday had been a really slow boring day in school and I was glad when Miss Mulligan opened the door to let us go home. I was walking out of school when all of a sudden a very loud crashing noise got my attention, so I ran to the playground to see what was happening.
I couldn’t believe my eyes … beside the see saw there was a red and yellow striped space shape. A spaceship had landed on the Playground! I hide behind the slide to get a better look when the spaceship door starts to lift open. Peeking out from the darkness I can see a strange little creature with purple eyes, shiny green skin and two pointy things on top of his head.
The alien was shaking from the tips of his four toes to the tops of his pointy antennas, so even though I was feeling a little scared myself I said, “It’s alright, come on out I won’t hurt you.”
Soon the strange little creature left his spaceship. I asked him his name and with a friendly smile he told me his name was Blurk and he was from the planet MiHo. I introduced myself to him as Mikayla and he said he had never heard of such a name.
Blurk had all kinds of questions about my world and so I showed him around town. We played on the playground, went to the library, and had just left the candy store when Blurk told me that he had to be back to MiHo by 6:00. It was already 5:47; Blurk said it was probably time for him to head home.
I said, “Wait! I’ll want to give you something to remember me by,” so I ran home and grabbed my brother John. As Blurk and I were pushing John into the spaceship I said farewell to Blurk and he said hope to see you soon. Wait Blurk, one more thing … “You can keep my brother!”
“Thanks” responded Blurk with a smile on his face.