The Quwonsee Family comes to Earth
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 Tommy Driftmyer
Age 9, Shrewsbury
Once upon a time, on July 1, 2008, seven aliens came to Earth because their planet was being invaded by other aliens. Their home planet was named Wibick. Wibick is 1,700 light years away. The seven aliens are a family. Their names are: Gup, Huke, Uke, Huppy, Tupper, Suke, and Huck Quwonsee. Gup and Huke are girls and Uke, Huppy, and Tupper are boys. They are all 10 years old. Their parents, Suke and Huck, are 46 years old. The family is green, they have antennas on the sides of their heads and their eyes are on top of their antennas. Their eyes are yellow. They are a friendly family. They wanted a safe place to stay where they could build and show UFOs. That is why they chose Earth.
The day they arrived they landed in the small railroad town Apex, NC. They landed in the afternoon on the first flatbed car on a train. Huck landed the space ship as smooth as he could but everybody on the space ship shook. The space ship landed like an airplane does at an airport. Their space ship looked like a rocket and it has elevators and seventy floors. The outside of the space ship has many colors like a rainbow and the inside of the space ship is all white. There are no windows in the space ship so there are a lot of lights. The train engineer was wondering what the noise on the flatbed car was. He thought he heard thunder and kept on going. The train stopped at a railway yard fifteen miles south of Apex, NC.
At the railway yard the family got off their space ship. Huck pressed a button and the space ship got off of the flatbed car. A railway worker who was switching an Amtrak train saw the aliens and their space ship. The Quwonsee family saw the worker too and went to introduce themselves. The switch worker was surprised that the aliens spoke English. The switch worker’s name is Jeff Hart. He was not afraid of the aliens. They looked friendly. The aliens saw the Amtrak train and asked what it was. There are no trains on Wibick but their money is the same as ours. They got train tickets so they could ride a passenger train with their UFO tied on a flatbed at the rear of the train. The people at the ticket booth and on the train were surprised to see aliens.
After the train ride the Quwonsee’s made their house in a park in Apex, NC. The house was made of wood. It has windows and lights.
That night the Quwonsees went camping in the Smokey Mountains. They bought camp food. They roasted hot dogs and ate trail mix. The day after that they went to a hotel. The next day they built a museum in their backyard.
The museum had UFO’s and a solar system model of Wibick. People could go in the UFO’s to see how the UFO worked. The Quwonsee’s put a map in the museum showing how they came to the solar system from Wibick. They also had displays of a town and a model of a home that was on Wibick. Their museum also contained music, art, and sports from Wibick.
Once word of the Quwonsee’s museum spread throughout the world, it became wildly popular and people came from all over the world to see it. At first the people of Apex were scared of having the Quwonsees and the museum in their town because it would be a big change. But they got over their reaction quickly because they came to like the Quwonsees and meeting the people that came from all over the world to see the museum.