George Kress: Original Story Written from a Published Story Start

George Kress, Creative Writing Student

Sometimes, otherworldly beings find interesting ways to try and contact you. They might use a Ouija Board, or maybe come to you in a dream, or sometimes they speak through another person. They each have their own style and preference that’s particular to them. The one who contacted Jack spoke to him through his computer. This wasn’t just any computer. This was Jack’s custom-built computer that was far better than average.

He was playing video games one night when it froze up and the screen went black. Jack was puzzled. As he was about to unplug his computer, he heard a ding. He looked back at the screen and saw a new message. “Jack. My name is Yo-Yo and we need to talk,” the screen read. Jack looked at the computer screen like it was a pig with wings. Another message came in that read, “I understand you might be confused. I am not from this world. I come in peace with a message for you. You have been chosen to complete our mission. Please ask any questions you may have.” 

Jack, trembling, began to type. “Where are you from? What do you want with me? WHY ME?”

“I am from the planet Orb. Jack, your grandfather was part of many unbelievable things during his life. He told me that when he dies I must find you. There is no better time than now. If you are anything like him, there will be nothing to worry about.”

“What did my grandfather do for you? What do I need to do?”

“I imagine you have so many questions, and I will answer each of them when we 

pick you up. You will be working alongside me to save our planet from our nemesis, the Vultron.”

“This is unreal. How do I know I am not dreaming?”

“Walk outside.”

Jack walked outside to find a futuristic spaceship. The door rose and a short, blue

 creature emerged from the fog. 

“You look just like him! Incredible. I’m Yo-Yo, nice to meet you, Jack.”

“Woahh.. hi? So what are we doing?”

“Hop in!”

The two jumped in the ship and flew off. They began the mission right away. Jack was a natural in this world. The two had fought a tremendous battle for the planet Orb. They defeated the Vultron. However, Yo-Yo and Jack noticed something strange upon their return home. The whole east coast was dark and fiery. After a short time, it was evident that the Vultron had gone to Earth in search of the duo. The people of Orb may have won, but Jack lost his home.