The Martians: Book 2- Me as King

Chapter 1: Taken! (again)

7 months ago, I awoke to a bright beam of light coming in my window from a Martian UFO. They were green, fleshy creatures with eyes as big as hubcaps. They are about 3 1/2 feet tall, and they don’t have a nose or mouth. They talk and hear through their ears, so don’t interrupt them. It could seriously damage their talking and hearing abilities. They lifted me from my bed, chanting “Mima, Mima, oz shoulf da!” Come, our king, to our colonies!

Chapter 2: Landing

The three hour journey was seemingly very quick.I am familiar with these parts in my journeys as an astronaut. The Martian pilots are very good. We landed on their station on Mount Olympus. They carried me to their capital city, Shelojez. It means “Great is the people”. I was hailed along the way.

Chapter 3: To the Throne

When I got to the Palace, the guards bowed to me. I put on the royal crown and scepter. I was terrified at first, but maybe this journey won’t be so bad after all. In the next week, I set about to making the planet better.

Chapter 4: Life as a King

I set about the ways of my new world. I taught the Martians Judaism,which I made the official religion. The whole country is Orthodox. I organized a MPT (Martian Protection Troops). We also have the MAP (Martian Air Patrol), with a special SAF branch (Super Air Force). I hope they will protect against the western rebels and the invading Venuians. I also set up land to the east for a human habitat, once they come.

Chapter 5: War!

I loved taking walks along the Red Desert. There are many beautiful creatures. But one day, while I was out for a walk, Venuians made an attack on Veuxij, a major military base. 4,792 Martians and numerous war vehicles were destroyed. People, Martians everywhere sent me phone calls telling me to act. I declared a major attack on Hacs, the Venus capital city. We bombed the place and was successful.Venus attacked our capital city, but they couldn’t break through our defense. We destroyed 3 more major cities, killing 50,907 more Venuians, before they surrendered. They paid us 35,250 Space Dollars plus 3,000 Plasma Guns and 1,700 aircraft. It will be very useful.

Chapter 6: Homesick

After 5 months, I began to feel homesick. I loved my life here, but I was becoming sick of nozicks, the main food. I told my council I wanted to leave, they responded “Wzig Juia mi?” Why do you want to leave? I decided I needed to leave on my own, to go to my planet.

Chapter 7: Escape

I told my council I would be going on a SOLITARY voyage about 100 million miles away. I would be taking my provisions. They did not realize I was leaving forever until it was to late. “Jzig hwanzx blac!” Our ruler has left us! Hopefully, they will find a new king, but not me.



Science Story- I AM the ATOM

Hello! I am one of the billions of atoms that makes up a pencil. I am the tip of the lead that goes onto papers. I am very special, because you have to be very strong to be the lead. You have to bear the hard force as the kid that you’re assigned to makes marks on his papers. Worst of all, the pencil sharpener, the machine that takes innocent lead and chops it up then stores it. I’ve already lost 2 uncles, a aunt, 3 cousins, my oldest sister, and one of my best friends.

In the morning, I wake up and see the blueness of my pencil box cover. I stretch and try to get as sharp as possible for the new day. Uh-oh! I say. I have a big test today. That means lots of scratch-outs, marks, and worst of all the pencil sharpener. I get in position as I my my kid coming. “Good morning Ms. Susan!”  “Good morning Mary! I hope you’re ready for the test!” I see Mary’s huge fingerprints pressed up against me as she picks me up. First is some reading. Mary’s good at that, so not much pressure. Yet. Next is some grammar, so I braced myself. That’s one of her worst subjects. She scratches out a lot here. Her pencil tip broke! That means the PENCIL SHARPENER! I brace myself. I hold my tears as I see my Conrad go down to heaven. Next comes spelling, when Mary has a habit of chewing the eraser. That’s bad for my mom because she has friends up there. My mom rushes to me and says, “The garden club president just got swallowed! What will I do about my garden!”

Then, as fast as a erase mark, the test is finished. No more residents being swallowed, and the most important of all no more pencil sharpener. I look to see the #2 Pencil Cleanup Patrol come to help clean up. I am going to look for a new friend to replace Conrad. Happily, school is out! We can live in peace for two months while Mary is gone! I will miss Ms. Susan’s sweet voice, and I wonder who will be my next student. But, I always know, the next student means a new adventure.