The day aliens came to the beach
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 Emily Renoll
Age 8, York
One day a little girl name Emily got up and went downstairs to eat breakfast. And though it was a beautiful day, she asked her dad if they could go to the beach. He said yes.
When we got in the car, my mom came out and asked if we were going to the beach? Dad asked if she would like to go along. Mom said, “Yes, I would love to. All my gosh Emily, I have to get all our things.”
And Emily said to her dad, “Why does she need to bring so much stuff?”
Dad said, “I don’t know. Last time we went to the beach, Mom took almost the whole house.”
Mom came out. Dad said, “We’re just going to the beach for maybe 3 hours.” She got in and we went. We got there and all these people were coming out of the beach. Dad said to go see what is going on and Emily said, “Dad, it’s aliens!”
Everyone was scared, but not us. We went down a little bit.
This one alien was saying “stop” to other aliens. Emily asked, “What’s wrong?” She said, “My friends our making fun of me. They’re treating me like garbage.”
Emily said, “Maybe you could come to my house. I have to ask my dad first.” He said, “Yes.”
Emily and the aliens became friends. “Maybe I could give you a makeover.”
And the alien said, “OK.” So they went back to the house. Emily gave her a makeover and they were playing all day, having a blast. It was getting late and the alien said, “I have to go. You changed my life. I have to get back to my family.”
When they got back, the aliens were so happy and her friend said, “You look so good. What happened to you?”
“My friend gave me a makeover.” And she said, “Thanks to Emily, my new best friend Emily.”
Emily said, “Dad you don’t have to be scared of aliens. Everyone is different in his or her own way.” — the end