The hideous alien
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 Bella Wagner
Age 6, Windsor
Once there was an alien named Crab Brain who had a big brain and eyeballs attached to his brain and claws that were sharp and pointy. He walked to the side like a crab. He did not look like the other aliens on his planet. The other aliens had big antennaes and 70 fingers.
At Crab Brain’s school there was a big Bully named Hundergast. One day when he was walking on his planet of Uranus, the bully started to punch him in the brain. He wanted him to stop, but he would not.
So Crab Brain decided to leave his planet and go to Earth, leaving his beloved family and planet Uranus behind. He took his spaceship to earth. Once he was on earth he disguised his spaceship as a car. He landed in the backyard of a little boy named Doug.
Doug was a big fan of aliens. When Doug realized that an alien landed in his yard, he was surprised. He quickly ran up to him and asked him to be his friend. Crab Brain was excited to have a friend. Crab Brain told Doug about being bullied on his planet, and asked Doug if they had bullies on Earth. Doug said yes, but they won’t hurt you. We will disguise you like a boy so no one will know you are an alien. Doug asked him if he wanted to stay with him in his room and Crab Brain said yes. Doug asked him what he eats and he said Jelly Beans.
Then one day Crab Brain’s parents came to earth looking for him. They were trying to make him return to his planet and they were going to ground him. Crab Brain convinced them to let him stay if he promised to visit them and let them visit him on earth.
And legend has it that Crab Brain is still on Earth til this day, disguised as a boy.