Genres: Science Fiction
The New Kid Is Not an Alien
by Bert Lowe
The new kid was skinny with big round eyes and a head like a melon. Worse, thought Sam, the kid has a goofy smile like he doesn’t even care he looks like a walking lollipop.
“Class,” said Mrs. Vogt, “This is Zack.”
“Zaxx,” corrected the boy. “I’m not an alien,” he added.
The class laughed and Mrs. Vogt smiled. “Class, this is Zaxx’s first day. I would like for someone to show him around the school.”
No way, thought Sam, just before a shove forced him out of the line he’d been standing in.
Behind him, Kelli gave him that, I didn’t do it, because I’m such an angel look.
“Thank you, Sam,” said Mrs. Vogt.
“Happy to help,” he said. Sam scowled at Kelli who stuck out her tongue.