Joined: 1 Apr 2009
"I hate you!" i screamed as I ran out the door. I was getting ready for school and I
was argueing with my mawmaw. I wanted to get black streaks in my hair, but she
wouldn't let me, saying I'd be the perfect target for Rey and go to reyha where "all
the other bad kids are". Really, I don't know why she got so worked up. It's just
So right before I left, my mawmaw yelled at me to come home as soon as school was
over and to not, not not, absolutely NOT go to the hair salon and dye my hair. I ran
all the way to school, where Kapnol and her gang were standing on the playground,
ready to make fun of me. Again. Kapnol thinks she's so cool, just because she's
popular. She always makes fun of me and calls me polarkt, or pol. But it's not just
her; other people have called me stupid names. The worst is The Cutter, because
people think i'm depressed or something so i cut myself. but I DON'T. i think that's
The main thing is, my day did not start out great.
In third period, there came an announcement on the Calling system: "Please excuse us
for the interuption, but we ask that all students be sent home immediantly. All
students, please go home immediantly. Teachers, check your c-notes; there will be an
explanation in there. Thank you." The voice of the principle was still hanging in the
air. For what felt like an eternity, nobody moved. Then everyone got up and grabbed
their backbags and papers and ran out the door. Everyone was talking at once,
wondering what was going on.
When i got home, I was surprised to find Mawmaw in the kitchen. Usually she's left
for work by 10:45, but today she was sitting at the table, looking really worried.
Suddenly, my pawpaw came in the room. This surprised me too, he doesn't come home
from work until 9:00 at night.
"What's wrong?" I asked, throwing my backbag on the floor.
"Honey...they didn't tell you at school?" my maw glanced at my paw.
"No, the principle just told us over the calling system to go home." I shook my
head. "What's going on? Is everything all right? Are there burglars in the town?"
"No. Sweetie, we're not positive, but there's a rocket in space and...well, nobody
knows where it came from."
"What do you mean? What does that have to do with anything?" I was getting
"It's not from...here." Maw seemed to be finding it hard to explain.
"Here? You mean, our country?"
Paw suddenly interrupted. "No, we mean that the rocket is not from ANY country. In
the whole world. It's not from this planet at all. Apparently, it's been there for a
few months and during that time all the Obsters from all the countries have been
contacting the other Obsters, trying to find out where the rocket came from. Nobody
knows, so we have concluded that it's not from our planet."
I shifted from foot to foot. "But...the scientist people have been to space so many
times! How could they miss a planet out there that has life on it?"
"there's so much stuff out there, sweetie. It's easy to miss things." Maw said. " I
know it's scary, but we have to just sit tight for a while and see what
"Wimp!" "Nerd!" "Dumbaye!" All the kids were throwing and pushing and shoving me
around like a ball, mocking me and laughing at me. This was Kapnol and her gang, the
meanest people in the whole school. They hate me, apparently.
"Come one! Why don't you save yourself? Or are you too afraid?" jeered Ryara, a
tall, gangly boy who found joy in putting others down. Kapnol stood by, watching all
of this with a dirty smile on her face. She was a monster, practically ruling the
school. She made fun of anyone who was different than her.
Suddenly, kapnol yelled, "All right, guys, the Pole Dancer'll be here soon, get into
position!" Ah. Aramehgano. Also known as the Pole Dancer-just a few of her many bad
nicknames-because of something to do with mini skirts and a showing developed chest
in the fifth grade. Safe, I ran inside.
My day went by pretty uneventuful. However, in third period, which was science class, our
school principle came on the calling system with an announcement. "Please excuse this
interruption, but all students must go home immediantly. Teachers, check your c-notes for
information. Thank you."
All the kids got up right away, their backbags not even fully on their backs and papers
flying out their hands. Kids LOVE it when school is cancelled, and nobody (except the
teacher) seemed concerned.
I slowly walked home. It takes about 15 minutes to get there, depending on if I go the
fast way or the slow way. If I went the fast way, I'd turn right from the school and head
to Main Street where all the stores are. I'd go straight for about 10 minutes, then turn
left again and I'd be on my street. If i went the slow way, I'd turn left instead of right
by the school, walk untill I get to the corner that's about 5 yards away, turn right, go
down the hill, past a whole block of houses, turn right again and go by the park, turn
right and go straight for about 20 mintues, then turn right for the last time and I'd be
home. I usually go the slow way, but sometimes Kapnol and her gang follow me so I go the
fast way in order to get away from them. Either way, today I took the fast way.
When I got home, I took of my shoes and placed them neatly on the floor and gently set my
backbag on the floor by a chair.
"Mawesky! Mawesky!" chanted my little sister Bettricula, who's too young to go to school,
as she jumped up and ran into my arms. She can't say my name the right way yet.
"Hey, Sweetie," I crooned and I rocked her. "Who's a cute baby?"
"Not me!" declared Bettricula.
"What? What's this? You're not cute?!" I pretended to be shocked.
"Nonononono! Me's cute but me's no baby!" said Bettricula. I started tickling her and she
"Malelsky, could you come in here please?" I heard my mawmaw call from the relax room.
Everyone in my family was in the relax room. Mawmaw, Pawpaw, Grandpaw, Grandmaw,
Great-Auntie Kolarmnay, and my baby brother Mabnay who's only 8 months old.
"What's going on?" I asked.
"Don't they tell you anything at that Rey-run school of yours?" asked my grandpaw. He's a
gruff old man who highly dissaproves of my school. He uses terrible language, but I love
him. He's the only one who understands how bad it really is for me at school.
"Pawpaw Marmel!" exclaimed Pawpaw. "Don't use those words around the kids!"
"Aw, they don't understand it anyways," muttered Grandpaw.
"Anyway," Mawmaw interrupted loudly, "They didn't say why the students were sent home
early?" I shook my head.
"Well, apparently, there is a rocket out in space, and none of the space programs in any
of the countries have sent it up there. The Obsters have teamed up with each other, and
with a few scientists to try to find out where the rocket came from. They've even tried to
see if there are any secret space programs anywhere, but there are none. Now the Obsters
are afraid that the rocket is not even from our planet, and have ordered that everyone
stay home for a few days while they investigate some more."
"I-I still don't understand! Why is this so bad?" I asked.
"Because, girl!" exclaimed Grandpaw, "There could be living organisms on that rocket from
some other planet or even another galaxy, and they could be dangerous. Why, they might
even try to invade our planet!"