Ugula and his adventure!
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 Brieanna Lantz
Age 11, Dover
Once upon a stars, there was an alien named Ugula! He was always in the mood for adventure! When he was born he’d seen the wildest thing that he has ever laid his 20 eyes on! So he came to earth millions of times to find what this magnificent creature was! But sadly, he had no luck! All he could remember was that it was colorful, full with pictures, and full with words! He looked in newspapers but they were just full of words and pictures! It needed to have color too! He looked in a kaleidoscope, but that only had color!
“Poor Ugula!” said his mother! “All he wants to do is find that mysterious creature! I wish I could tell him what it is, But I can’t even remember what it looked like!”
Later on that day, Ugula was playing in the yard. “I wish I could see what I saw when I was a baby!” said Ugula! Right then a astronaut landed on their front lawn!
“Wow! I should have really read about how to land a starship on a mysterious planet! I guess I missed that chapter in Land a Starship on a Planet!” said the astronaut!
“Cool! Is that a starship?”
“You can say that! Hi! I’m Ugula!”
After awhile they became friends! When Ugula was telling the astronaut about what he’d seen, the astronaut wanted to help! He took Ugula to earth and found something’s that found that description. When they tried to land they – ran into a plane. It was Amelia Earheart’s!
We tried to find her and after about 50 minutes we found her! She said that there was a giant hamburger in the sky and she had to get it! When she tried to get the hamburger, it was in the back of her shoe! Then she tried to get it and crashed!
When Ugula heard about that he felt very sorry! Then a beam of light came out of his hand! He had powers now! So what did that beam hit? Well it hit Amelia’s plane! It was fixed!
Then they went off to a school to find what that mysterious thing is. The astronaut thought to ask a teacher. They did. She said that it might be a library.
When the astronaut took Ugula to the library he said. “This is it!” Then Ugula looked around and loved it! Now every week he comes to the library to check out a book. Sometimes being curious comes in handy! Just like it came in handy for Ugula!