Trouble at the Olympics
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. The submission deadline was Aug. 1.
By Samuel Koons
Age 10, Red Lion
“Great job Michael! How do you feel about winning another gold medal?” asked the NBC reporter.
“I feel great. Actually better than ever,” replied Michael Phelps, an Olympic medalist for swimming.
After his win and interview, Michael went to the men’s locker room to get his shower but the showers were all being used. Instead, he decided to go back to his room at the Olympic Village to shower. So he showered, changed and went back to the pool to cheer on others.
Before he got to the stands, a security guard approached Michael and said, “Michael, come with me to a luxury suite.”
Michael exclaimed, “Awesome!” So he followed the guard.
They went into an empty room near the pool. When they got into the room, Michael said, “Hey, this doesn’t look like a suite!”
The guard replied with a dark and evil voice, “Because it’s not a suite!”
Abruptly a cage fell from the roof and trapped Michael. The security guard shape shifted into an alien with 3 arms, 1 leg and 10 eyes. He was also purple with pink polka dots.
Michael was suddenly scared! He tried to yell for help but it was too late. The alien left the room, closed the door and shape shifted back into a guard.
As the day went on, the alien returned to the room with more gold medalists. The same thing happened to them that happened to Michael. By the end of the day, there were 10 gold medalists trapped in the room. They were left there all night long.
The next day … it was time for the gold medalists to go to their competitions, but they never showed up. Everyone at the competitions was worried. They were getting security and the police to try to find them.
The alien was being a security guard at the pool when he decided it was no use to try to hide them. Then the alien turned from the security guard back into the alien. He said in his evil, dark voice, “Give up humans of earth. My name is Geser. I want that gold! If you don’t give me the gold, I won’t give you your medalists.”
The people were even more scared.
Geser then called upon his evil army of minions. They formed up from the water in the pool and looked like mini versions of Geser.
The President of the Olympics said, “We’ll give you the gold if you give us our medalists first.”
Geser responded, “Give me the gold first,” and the argument continued back and forth.
Finally the President said “Fine, we will give you the medals at the same time as your prisoners.”
Geser agreed and left to get the medalists.
When they returned, Michael and the others were traded for the gold medals. What Geser didn’t know was that they were fake gold medals and they had a mini nuclear bomb in them.
Geser and his minions excitedly called upon their spaceship to fly to outerspace to their home planet, without noticing the gold was fake. When NASA’s GPS system reported that Geser and his minions were out of our galaxy, Michael and the other gold medalists hit the switch to make the bomb explode. That was the end of Geser and his minions.
The gold medalists finished their competitions and Michael won medals in all of his events breaking the record for having the most Olympic medals. Michael was so excited for his new record but even more excited about being a hero for the world.