Fiction and poetry by the Teen Writers of the Inland Empire (T.W.I.N.E.), sponsored by the Spokane County Library District
"When Our Town Was Invaded" by Reyna Daniela Flores
A UFO flew above the town and everyone looked up at it. Most certainly it was not a plane or bird, it was a UFO. Just then it landed in the street and a trap door opened from the top. A staircase emerged and twenty or more green figures with some sort of guns ran from within the blue object. Everyone ran in different directions and the town turned to chaos. The green figures took the blasters and pulled the triggers again and again. People fell to the ground all around me. I decided to hide in the trash can on the street. I opened the lid but the reeking smell turned me away. I jumped into a recycling bin next to it, instead, and hid for dear life. That is why I am still alive this morning.