Tuesday, March 9, 2010
My Very First Story
I wrote my first science fiction story in third grade.
It was about me.
I built a space ship and flew to another planet. There I found aliens with rainbow-colored antlers who were oppressed by this huge yellow monster with black spots and floppy ears. The monster forced the poor aliens to bring it all the gold they could find. Then the monster would gobble up the gold and send the aliens out for more.
So resourceful little me found a very large pin and poked the monster in the stomach. Pop! That was the end of the monster. All the gold spilled out. The grateful aliens gave me some of the gold, then used the rest to pave the surface of the planet. I could see it glimmering behind me as I flew my ship back home.
I wrote a few other stories in elementary school, one about two kids who help an escaped tiger get back to Africa, one about a hasty unicorn who is rude to all his neighbors until he accidentally gets his horn stuck in a tree, and then one about these evil black dust-devils that suck out your life energy if they catch you. Come to think of it, that dust-devil story must have been in middle school.
Can you remember your first story ever? Let’s hear about it. Post a synopsis in the comments.
Posted by Rebecca J. Carlson