Strange creatures from Mars
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 Gabriel Fonticoba
Age 7, Dover
Peeking out of a metal can with some dirty smelling stuff on me, I see 4 legged creatures with their heads bowed and rear ends waggling. They have a mean sounding growl.
A 2 legged thing appears and tells them to run.
The air is so clean that I fear being discovered. The creatures give off life giving carbon dioxide. I will reduce them to molecules and on Mars I will reconstruct them to power our breathing machines back on Mars.
Oh! I can’t wait till they see what riches I found here. We can make machines out of the grass-like plants growing out of their heads.
Oh! When my master sees this I’ll be freed!! Then, yes, yes we will take over their tribes before they have time to react!