The Gems of Light
Owen, Age 9, Calgary, AB

Chapter 1: Stolen Earth

BOOM! AH! A man named John just woke up to the biggest storm he had ever seen!
Big huge swirling clouds, lightning and thunder. He thought he heard a sound like a zoom or something like that.

He got his rain jacket and ran out.

He headed straight for the pub. When he got there, he saw a man shaking. John walked up to him to ask what he was shaking about.

He said in a slow and stuttering voice, “The…the world's going to end.”

“Nonsense, the world is not going to end. You must have got the day wrong by...I don’t 200 million years.”

Just as John was replying to the old man, his best friend, Bob, came in.

"Oh, hi there, John."

"Hi, Bob, happy birthday."

It was in fact Bob’s 346 birthday, but by earth years he is forty-three years old.

“Bob, that man says that the world is going to end, I think he’s bonkers."

“Well he is right”.

“What do you mean ‘He’s right’?"

"How would you react if I said that I was not from London but from a small planet thirteen miles from Jupiter?"

"I don’t know. Is it something you would be likely to say?"

"Well, that’s true."

“What? So you’re telling me that you’re from a small planet thirteen miles from Jupiter?” John questioned.

"Yep. But come on. We’ve got to get outside because the world is going to end."

"What do you mean?"

"There’s Mogs, and they're going to destroy the world."

"What’s a Mog?"

"I'll tell you once we are safe. Come on."

As they walked out into the rain, John thought he heard that zoom sound again.  Boom crash.

"What was that?"

"That is a Mog destroyer ship."

"What's a Mog, seriously?"

"I will tell you soon."

Bob pointed something called a soblam beam at the ship, and they teleported straight into it. They looked down at the ground. The big ship that they were currently in shot a laser beam down at the earth, and whole thing turned to shreds.

"Well, that’s bad," said John.

"What’s bad? You just saw earth has been destroyed."

"Yes. Hey, listen the speaker...”

“This is your captain speaking, so listen! I can see from are monitor cameras that we have a human and a man from a planet thirteen miles from Jupiter. Hello, wherever you are. You can come straight up to the bridge and if you don’t I will send out a search party."

He was planning to throw them in outer space.

"Captain out."

"So what do we do?"

"I don’t know."

Bud bud bud. Someone’s at the door.

"That’s the search party."

Screak, "You come here, you little things," said the leader of the search party.

"What the heck is that...It's so fat."

"What did you say?...Did you say that we are fat?"

"No, I just said that, that..."

"That what?"


“Come on. Let’s take these little things up to the bridge.”

Five long minutes later.

"We have brought the prisoners."

"Very well. I will throw them out Air Lock 7."

Chapter 2: Companions

"Get in that air lock."


"The door's shut! We can’t get out!"

"I know..."

Beep beep tuf ahhhhh. The air lock opened up and they shot out. 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh boom!

"Where are we?"

"I think that we are in some kind of spaceship."


"What just happened?"

"I think that we’re up at the bridge. Oh no, not again."

"Wait. It's Zamo!"

"Hi Bob."

"Hi Zama, how are you doing?"

"Good. How about you?"

"I'm good. We already got three gems: amethyst, ruby, and diamond."

"Then we just have two more to go."

"Here we’re going to the planet Malcottroon."


"What just happened?"

"We just teleported. What did you think?"

After five hours of looking around, John said, "Hey guys, look at this."

"What is it, John?"

"I don’t know. It's like’s a crystal."

"Well, pick it up."

"Why? I don’t want to steal."

"Do you want your planet back or not?"

"Well, yes, very much."

"Well then pick it up then, OK."

The team had a little problem with their second and last gem that you will find out when they reach the planet Estome.


"Hey, guys, this is your computer, we seem to be on the planet Estome."

"Oh no."


"This is a very dangerous planet, and it should defiantly have one of the gems."

"Wait be quiet...I can hear something. It’s a voice."

"Ahh bah chamo cal nal lentasma ta nemo taso letamontamalekerta."

"What did it say?"

"I don’t know."

"Come on. Let’s get out."



The team ran until they found an emerald.

"Hey, guys, look at this. It’s an emerald!"

"Good! Pick it up."

"I can't. It’s under a bolder."

"Come on! Lift."

"There hha we go ahh hh hh."



"It burns."

"Here put this towel around it."

"Why do you have towel?"

"Because, I just do. It--ow! Ouch!  Come on! They started firing at us."


"What’s an Estome?"

"It’s this six-arm creature."


"Get in to the spaceship and hurry."

Zzzzzzboom safe.

"What’s this ostrich doing in here?"

"That’s my pet."


"And what’s this robot."

"That’s Marv. Come on."

Haleboonga. Bing.

"That teleport thing makes me sick."

"Hey, look, it’s a little thing that holds the gems; let’s put them in…1, 2, 3, 4 and 5."


"What was that? Another one of those sick things?"

"No, John, your home is back!"

After a long time, they made it down to Earth.

"Well, bye, guys, it was nice knowing you. Bye."


“See you.” Bing and his friends vanished, and John lived pretty happily after that. 

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