Jack visits Sarah’s house
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 Sarah A. White
Age 8, York
Once upon a time, there was an alien in space, and one day he wanted to go to earth. So he asked his father and mother if he could go to earth and they said yes. Then he went in the space ship, that his father made, packed his stuff, and said good-bye. Off he went to earth.
Twenty days later he got to earth. When he landed on earth, he was in York, PA. Then he walked and walked and walked, until he found a little neighborhood with a lot of houses. Every time he would knock on the door, nobody would open it.
He knocked on one door in Fireside Park and there was a tall guy who answered the door. He said, ” What do you want?”
The alien said, “I need a home to stay for a couple of days,” and the tall guy said, “Yes.” So the alien came into the house and met the whole family. There was a girl named Sarah, a man named Anthony and two boys named AJ and Jason, and a lady named Lisa.
The alien was hungry, so the girl, Sarah, went to the refrigerator and got an apple and peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Sarah said, “Try the apple and peanut butter & jelly sandwich.”
So the alien tried the apple and said, “This is good.”
Then he tried the peanut butter and jelly sandwich and he said, “it was awesome.” The alien said he was thirsty, so Sarah said, “drink this lemonade.” The alien said, “this is good.”
The next day the alien wanted to go outside and play basketball with AJ and Sarah. They went outside and they had lots and lots of fun. While the kids were playing outside, Mommy and Daddy were playing video games in the house, and they were having lots and lots of fun.
One day the family got hungry, so they went to Old Country Buffet. The girl who worked at Old Country Buffet asked, “What is your name and where to you come from alien?”
“My name is Jack and I come from Neptune.”
Sarah said, “This is very awesome.”
“Why is that very awesome?” asked Jack.
“Well I studied Neptune in 2nd grade,” answered Sarah.
Jack asked, ” Did the whole class study Neptune?”
Sarah answered, “The whole class didn’t study Neptune. They studied other planets too.”
The next day was Saturday and Lisa said, “Let’s do a special thing, because Jack is going to leave us soon.”
The whole family wanted to take Jack to Hershey Park. Jack asked, “What is Hershey Park?”
AJ said Hershey Park is a cool place. It has roller coasters and food. Jack said that he would go to Hershey Park with the family. The family was really, really happy.
So they packed some food for the trip to Hershey Park. Jack had a good time at Hershey Park too.
After the family went on all the kids rides, the family and Jack were all hungry. So they went to a hot dog stand and got a little hot dog for Jack to try. He said it was very good. Anthony got five hot dogs and said, “Let’s get some fries too.” So he paid for the hot dogs and fries. Sarah spotted a cotton candy stand. She said she would buy some cotton candy for the family. Sarah asked the cotton candy man if she could get five small cotton candy’s for her family and she paid for the cotton candy. Jack liked it.
Then the family and Jack went to Hershey Park Zoo. It was a lot of fun. They got to see lots and lots of animals at the zoo. Sarah saw owls and snakes, Anthony saw lizards and road runners, Lisa saw eagles and bears, AJ saw vampire bats and otters, and Jack saw prairie dogs and bobcats.
When they were done looking at the animals, the family went back home. When the family got back to their house, they said goodbye to Jack. And Jack said goodbye to the family. Jack got into his spaceship and off he flew back to his home.
Twenty days later Jack was back home with his family. Jack hugged Mom & Dad and told them of everything that he did. Jack told them how he knocked on a door and a tall guy called Anthony said he could come in and he got to meet the whole family.
The next day Jack went to school. When he got to his classroom to told everyone what he did on the planet Earth. He explained how he went to a food place called “Old Country Buffet,” visited Hershey Park and went on roller coasters, had cotton candy, hot dogs, and fries. The teacher asked that Jack had a good time on the planet earth.
This is the end of my story about Jack “the alien” who visited the planet Earth.