TITLE: TOTALLY SUPER
GENRE: YA Fantasy/Sci-fi
The seatbelt harness barely held her in place as Malaysa was jolted in her seat. The spaceship rumbled and shook as it came to a stop, its metallic bottom grinding over the rough ground. Its engines purred softly as they powered down. Then, silence.
Malaysa released her breath. Am I alive? I think I’m alive. Should I open my eyes and check? Her eyelids fluttered up, and she felt her body.
Okay, I don’t seem to be in spirit form. I’m okay! Although…
The way her seat was slanting, she could tell the ship hadn’t landed as it should have. She glanced at the control panel in front of her, and saw its multi-colored lights flashing wildly. A burnt smell assaulted her nasal passage. Something must’ve malfunctioned.
It crash-landed. But that’s better than no-landed.
Her hands fumbled with the clasps of her harness, and when she had freed herself, she stood up out of the half-spherical seat, holding onto the sides as she tried to get her wobbly feet to support her. She hadn’t moved much during the six-hour flight; the notion of traveling so far away from home for the first time had left her paralyzed.
A shiver wracked Malaysa’s body. She felt alone…but she wasn’t alone.