Aliens are visiting York
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 Rhiannon Ernst
Age 10, Dover
Attention — Aliens are visiting Earth!! Why are they visiting? Your questions are about to be answered. Here is the story:
One day in York, Pennsylvania, people all over the county were doing everyday things … until the news report that night at 6:00. The headlines flashed on every TV screen: “Aliens to visit Earth according to scientists. The arrival predicted to be in 3 days.” Well that sent the whole county into an uproar. People were frantic. Nobody knew what to think. Are they here to take over the planet, destroy peoples’ homes or just to explore? Everyone was preparing for the arrival.
Then the day came. There was an announcement shortly before the aliens arrived: “Attention the aliens should be here in about 20 minutes. Please be careful.”
Just as the announcement said, 20 minutes later a spaceship was seen. Everyone gathered at the town square. The aliens stepped out of the spaceship and said “Hello we have come in peace to explore this new planet. May we look around?”
The townspeople realized that the aliens meant no harm and let them explore. Some people even offered to guide the aliens around. The people showed the aliens some popular attractions in York such as: the York Fair where the aliens saw Earth animals and ate Earth food. Then they went to the York Emporium where the aliens saw Earth antiques and looked at some Earth books. Then to end the day the aliens went to the Dover Library and learned what the Summer Reading Club was about.
The aliens stayed for 6 more days and saw other exciting things. Then it was time for them to go home. They said that they would always remember these days on Earth.
After the aliens left the town though, “Wow they were really friendly. I guess there was nothing to worry about.”
They hoped that the aliens would come back again. The town lived happily from then on and the aliens even came back again.