A Legacy From Outer Space
Once upon a time, there was a little boy called Mitchell who loved to learn about planets and space and he thought he was a mini Buzz Lightyear.
He wondered what it would be like to live in space, was it even possible?
The stars didn’t seem that far away, they glistened over Mitchell every night, keeping a watchful eye on him.
One day, Mitchell was woken in the night by a strange noise, coming from outside his bedroom window.
He wanted to find out what it was but his head felt messy and different.
When he was getting ready for school the next day, Mitchell told his Mummy how he felt but little did he know what had really happened.
Between you and I, there are people living in space.
Some of them are stars, some of them are comets and some of them are astronauts protecting the Earth from UFO’s and aliens. Where better to watch over us than from way above in the sky, where they can see everything that’s happening, right in front of them.
On the night that Mitchell felt his head go funny, one of the astronauts had landed his rocket ship right outside his bedroom window.
He had detected an unidentified flying object and was there to protect Mitchell!
However, the astronaut had trouble finding where the UFO had gone and for the next 2 years he made it his mission to keep searching.
Meanwhile, Mitchell wasn’t feeling very well.
His Mummy and Daddy were looking after him, and night after night, Mitchell watched the stars watching over him and dreamed of flying through the sky, feeling so free and happy.
Then, one not so special day in August, Mitchell’s dream came true.
He woke up to find himself floating around the stars and space in his astronaut suit!
He had never felt so wonderful and so happy in his whole entire life.
What a magnificent way to feel.
As he flew through space, he was passed by another astronaut who knew who Mitchell was.
And Mitchell who knew who she was as well, although he hadn’t known her for long.
The astronaut explained that they had lost track of a UFO a few years ago and they knew how brave Mitchell was.
She assigned him the task of keeping an eye on the Earth to look out for the UFO and become a real life Buzz Lightyear!
As you are reading this, Mitchell is still looking for the UFO, he has an idea that it may be near his Mummy and Daddy and so every now and then, he sends a spy to them so as not to be detected by the UFO!
Mitchell’s family also set up a charity to help other little boys and girls if they became unwell, and called it Mitchell’s Miracles. This was to continue Mitchell’s legacy whilst he protects the Earth from aliens, comets, and UFO’s.
Isn’t he doing a good job of it? I mean, although he hasn’t caught the mysterious object yet, I haven’t seen any aliens from space, have you?
You can read more about Mitchell’s story here.
This story was written by our fundraiser, Jade, for National Storytelling Week, 27th January – 3rd February 2018.