The missing key
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 Jack Scarborough
Age 6, York
One day in space, some young aliens were at school. During recess, the young aliens found a key. They were playing with it and they dropped it. Down it fell. It fell into a sewer and floated to a water treatment plant. The key was found by Ted, a water treatment worker. Ted handed the mysterious object to a scientist. It was studied and they knew it was from the aliens. It was the key to the gate of gold. They locked it in a safe and the police guarded it.
Meanwhile, back at school, the young aliens asked their teacher about the key. She explained that it was a very important key to the gate of gold. They knew they had to get the key back.
The aliens were making a plan. They woke up bright and early and got all their weapons and ships ready. They took off for planet Earth. They saw the guards surrounding the safe and assumed that was where their key was being kept. They shot and threw bombs to crack open the safe. The police were trying to push the safe back together but it didn’t work. When they touched the key, they saw a pathway. They picked up the key and it shot them back to their planet.