Friends, family and aliens
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 Jeffrey Nyamekye
Age 8, Red Lion
“Good morning students,” Mrs. Ann said. “I am so excited that today is the last day of school, but don’t get carried away or you will not participate.”
“Wow, what a nice thing to say on the last day of school,” said my friend, Jefter.
“Whatever, I can’t wait until you come over and see my new spaceship, it’s so epic,” I said.
As Jefter, Cody and I were walking home, we were talking about what an awesome day we had, well almost awesome day.
“I can’t believe Mrs. Ann didn’t see me do the water balloon fight,” Jefter said.
“Well, you made the poor little kid have a bloody nose,” Cody added.
“Okay, well my spaceship is better than a water balloon fight, I think,” I said.
As we were walking through the backyard we saw a big car, it was AWESOME, but we saw weird looking creatures. Guess what they were … ALIENS!!!!
“Dude, I think we see real aliens,” Jefter announced.
“AAAHHH!” Cody screamed and one of the other aliens was running around the backyard.
“Excuse me, Alien, but why are you in my backyard?” I asked.
“My new spaceship broke down,” the father said, I think. “Hi, my name is Jeff , this is my sister, Rosie, but I call her Rose, this is my bro Kwame, this is my firend Jefter and Cody, which were supposed to be at my house, and check out my new rocket and these are my parents,” said Jeff the alien.
I was speechless when he said his family’s names and his friend’s name. “Your family names are like my family’s and your friends are like my friends,” I said.
“AAAHHH!” my mother screamed, “Why are these creatures in my backyard?”
“These are aliens, Mom, they are on Earth, kinda creepy, huh?” I asked her.
“Okay, this is how we are going to settle things. Okay, I go with Jeff, Jefter you go with Jefter, Cody you go with Cody, Rose go with Rose, Mom go with the two parents.”
As Jeff the alien was talking, we had almost everything in common. A few hours later, Jeff started to throw up. Then Mom said it was because they were not used to Earth, so they needed to fix their ship before they get pale and disappear.
They fixed their ship, but I didn’t want them to leave so we made a plan. Every time we wanted to visit, we should make a signal. We had a great time. I showed Jefter and Cody the rocket.
“Well, how do you guys like my bedtime story?”
“Ooh sorry, you’re asleep. Good night.”