Aliens from afar
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 Karah Schutz
Age 11, Spring Grove
Billy woke up one day, and there was an enormous thunderstorm outside that was making his house tremble and shake like an earthquake. His father came in and told him that school was delayed because some trees had fallen and blocked both entrances to the school campus.
Billy replied, “Well, I might as well get ready for school and watch a movie because I would not be able to fall back to sleep if my life depended on it.”
After his dad had left the room, Billy packed his lunch and backpack. He then picked out a movie to watch called “Attack of the Aliens 2″ and started watching it. By the time the movie was over, it was time for Billy to go to school.
Before leaving for school his father remarked, “If you are afraid that vicious aliens are going to attack you at school, do not go.” Billy looked at his dad who had a silly grin on his face, and they both started laughing hysterically at what his dad had just said. Little did they know, Billy’s father’s crazy remark was partly right.
Millions and millions of miles away, the alien planet Torcok was dying. All of its inhabitants were being rushed into ships in order to escape and find the closest planet that they could live on. Staying was not an option because they would die. They all took off and flew for many days before they found a green and blue planet. Their very wise leader, Wartong, said he knew the planet’s name.
“This planet’s name is Earth,” he informed the other aliens. When they arrived on Earth, they landed on a large, green field with white numbers and lines. There was a large building that they had landed next to, and when they started walking around they saw a sign that had the building’s name on it. The sign read: Gladsmith High School.
At school Billy went to homeroom. Then he sat through three long, boring classes until the bell for lunch finally rang. He was about halfway done with his hot, steaming, delicious chicken and dumplings when his principal’s voice came over the intercom echoing through the lunchroom and announced, “Some ships have landed on the football field. They are believed to have alien life forms aboard. Please get back to your classrooms and lock the doors immediately. This is not a drill.”
By this point, Billy was laughing like crazy because of what his dad had said that morning. Billy’s teacher came over and told him to throw away his tray and hurry back to class. He did throw his trash away, but he did not feel like going to the classroom and sitting in the dark until the principal said it was okay to come out. So while everyone else was scurrying back to their classroom, he decided the he was not going to follow them.
Billy, unnoticed because of all the commotion, slipped out the side door of the lunch room. He walked around the whole school to the football field, and sure enough, just as the principal had said, there were aliens. One hundred or more of the little, green aliens were all lined up behind the largest alien there. He stepped forward and introduced himself as Wartong the leader of the alien planet Torcok. Then he introduced his daughter Lucile and she told Billy the whole story about their planet and finding a new one. At the end of the story she said,” Do not worry my father does not plan on killing everyone on your planet as long as you do not make him too angry. Also, there is no need to worry because I will make sure that you are kept safe.”
“What are those guns you have for?” Billy questioned.
“Oh, those are for feeding us,” Lucile replied.
Lucile asked if she and the other aliens could stay with Billy, and he said yes. Then Billy proceeded to lead them to his house.
At school everyone looked out the window and saw Billy leading all of the aliens away from the school. The principal made everyone gather in the gym for an emergency assembly. He first had an honor celebration for Billy. Then he told everyone to get back to the bleachers and said, “When you get home, do not tell your parents that aliens came to school. Instead tell them that there was going to be bad weather again and we did not want you trapped here for the rest of the day. You are all dismissed from school.”
Billy let all of the aliens go into his father’s very large boat house. Then he went inside his house and said, “Mom, school was let out early. Can I walk around outside?”
His mom replied, “Sure, just come in if the weather gets bad again.”
Billy went back outside and started talking with Lucile. By the end of the talk both of them had developed feeling for each other and had decided to kiss.
In the garage Wartong’s wife was yelling at him for making his daughter lie to such an innocent being. She knew her husband was going to kill everyone on this planet with the help of the rest of their race which were coming very soon. She also knew this was all going to happen in four days or less and she was trying to get her husband to keep Billy alive because their daughter loved him. He finally agreed and ordered everyone in his army to not kill Billy. Then he shouted,” We start the attack on Earth tomorrow!”
Billy was talking with Lucile about a place they could live together in peace, and they finally agreed on Alaska. They got tickets and flew there right away. They built a house together after they disguised Lucile to look like a human. Then Billy realized that he had not said goodbye to anyone, but he did not care because he was so happy with Lucile.
The next day the aliens started their attack on Earth. All over the world armies tried to defend themselves, but the aliens had the most advanced weapons anyone had ever seen. In four short days, everyone on Earth was dead except Billy and the aliens of course. Even the most highly protected leaders sadly died because of the lack of more advanced weapons.
In Alaska, Lucile and Billy had no clue of what was going on around them. Finally Lucile said, “Let’s go outside and build one of those snowmen that you told me about.” So they went outside, and the first thing they saw was their neighbor’s dead body at their doorstep. Then they saw some aliens huddled together with a bunch of war equipment. They both put two and two together and gasped.
Lucile walked up to one of them and asked what happened. She told her the whole story, and by the end of it Billy could not stop crying.
Lucile walked him back to their house and comforted him until he stopped crying. Then she said,” I will do anything you want me to do to get revenge on my father and my race.”
Billy replied, “I want to kill them all.”
Lucile agreed, and they both walked outside with hidden weapons and started killing the aliens. They didn’t fight back because they were ordered not to kill Billy, and they would not dare kill their leader’s daughter.
By the time Wartong had heard about it, his daughter had a knife to his neck and was begging for mercy. She did not give it to him. He died at the knife of his daughter’s own hand. Lucile looked at Billy and said, “That is everyone Billy. My entire race is gone. Now I am facing the same situation as you are. What do you want to do?” They talked about it.
They decided to have a baby to create a new race. They would call this new race Hulien. They both hoped that this new race would be far greater than the human race ever was. When their new baby girl was born, Billy and Lucile named her Grace and they celebrated her birth for four days in honor of her and all that had died no matter if they were the meanest or nicest people that had been killed.
NOTE: Please remember that this is just a fictional story, and I would never want anyone on Earth to die. Thank you for reading my story. I hope you liked it very much.