Aliens are visiting
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 Riley Laing
Age 7, Windsor
The Aliens are visiting the planet Earth all the way from outerspace. The Aliens stop by the local mall to visit with everyone. They are very nice to us. The mall has set up crafts for us to do with the Aliens.
I want to welcome them by giving them something special, but I don’t know what to give them. I think I’m going to make them a paper caterpillar. I need some paper first then I can draw a caterpillar. The caterpillar will be green with orange spots and blue and yellow stripes. I will use construction paper to make the best caterpillar they ever saw.
Once the caterpillar is all done, I will give it to the Aliens to welcome them to our planet. The Aliens are going to make me something too. I wonder what they are going to make me? I hope it’s something awesome. It doesn’t have to be super awesome, but I still want something as special as my gift to them.
The Aliens have made everyone a special craft. They give me a paper butterfly that is very large, the largest butterfly I have ever seen. It is blue with purple pok-a-dots and green stripes. I am going to hang it in the living room at our house. This will help me remember the Aliens visiting our planet.
The Aliens loved my caterpillar, and they are going to show everyone on their planet the caterpillar I made. This makes me very happy. I can’t wait for them to visit us again.