This contest has ended, but don’t worry we have lots of fun things coming up this month! Stay tuned for the upcoming Winter Break Reading Challenge. In the meantime, check out this short story from our November writing contest.
Escape From Planet Zorb
By Annabelle, 4th Grade
Hi, I’m Mark Cott, and right now, I’m sitting in a jail cell In outer space, with security cameras making sure I don’t get out. And you might ask HOW I got here, I’ll tell you all about it… I was playing football in my front yard. I was about to catch the ball when a big twinkling circle appeared in the sky. Before I could say anything, it sent down a light beam, and sprayed something wet in my face. I tried to say something, but all I could do was mumble. Oh great. I’ve been abducted by I don’t know what. And I’m locked in a cage. There, That’s how I got here. I’ve been here for two months, and if I don’t get out, I’ll scream.
I’ve got to escape! hold on… there’s a loose bar in my cage! If I can tear it out, I might be able to knock the other bars down! I run to the bar and pulled with all my strength. Clank! It popped out! I swing at the bars with all my might. Clank! Clank! There’s enough room for me to get out! I go into the hallway, but I don’t get far. One of the alien guards aims a laser gun at me. A gun pointed at my face. A laser blasted out of it. Lasers gave way to pain, and pain gave way to darkness, I realized that I would never, ever get out of here.