TITLE: THE COSMIC CHRONICLES OF DANNY J. SINGER
GENRE: MG Science Fiction
A loud knock on the front door jolted Danny Singer from his math homework. He scratched his head and put his pencil down, wondering who had come to the house. After all, his mom didn’t get off work until six o’clock and his trumpet teacher wouldn’t arrive until tomorrow afternoon.
Thump. Thump. Thump.
Three more knocks thundered on the door, echoing throughout the walls. Danny stood from his desk and padded down the stairs. He figured the mailman needed to drop off a package for his mom—she loved to buy old vases off the Internet.
Grasping onto the doorknob, Danny turned the handle and swung the door open. “Hey, do I have to sign something…?” His voice trailed off.
He blinked his eyes. Then he blinked them again.
It wasn’t the mailman.
It wasn’t the UPS delivery guy.
It wasn’t even Mrs. Delano from down the street who frequently complained about the Singer’s flowerbeds.
“Uh…,” Danny said with his mouth wide open.
His eyes widened as he stared at the thing in front of him. Standing over seven-feet-tall, the creature was covered in royal blue skin from its oval head down to its hoofed feet. It had two beefy arms that looked surprisingly human and two shaggy legs that looked like a horse’s hind quarters. A gray robe hung on the creature’s body and—strangest of all—a cheerful smile rested on its purple lips.
“Greetings!” said the creature in a strange accent. “You are Daniel Singer, I presume? Ah, you are smaller than I’d expected.”