Debriefing – Mondays Finish The Story

A story, about a college professor with an interesting theory about aliens, begins after the photo.

Genre: Science Fiction/Humor


“Would anyone know if there truly was an alien invasion?” said Professor Tapp. “What if the aliens look just like one of our native animals? Nature has attempted a huge variety of designs. It’s quite possible that some of our creatures look just aliens. How will we tell then apart if they don’t step out of a spaceship?”

Several of the students smirked. Others expressed incredulity. At least they all listened with rapt attention.

Tapp checked his watch. “That’s it. Answers from chapter 14 are due Wednesday,” he said as the students streamed out of the lecture hall.

When they were all gone, he placed a strange gray box beside a terrarium housing a single, large Praying Mantis. He fed a tiny microphone, connected to the gray box, into the terrarium. The Mantis watched him attentively. Clearing his throat, Tapp spoke into another microphone, “Getting back to the warp drive, Chief Engineer. How did you overcome the energy requirements?”
Author’s Notes:
The theorized Alcubierre Drive (Warp Drive) is considered workable, albeit with ridiculous energy requirements. It would require all the energy contained within the super massive planet Jupiter to propel a tiny spacecraft. Workable, but not practical…so far.

This week in “Mondays Finish The story” the opening sentence is: “Would anyone know if there truly was an alien invasion?” There’s a great photo from Barbara Beacham as well. Look here for more stories based upon the prompts:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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10 Responses to Debriefing – Mondays Finish The Story

  1. seanfallon01 says:

    Very good story, very funny


  2. babso2you says:

    That was really good! Was not expecting that ending! Loved it! Thank you and stay tuned for next week’s challenge! ^..^

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Danny James says:

    I always enjoy reading your stories. Like the notes too!


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  4. Lyn says:

    Exactly…how would you recognise an alien without their spaceship? LOL “Answers to chapter 14 are due Wednesday” – reminds me of the original Indiana Jones movie 🙂
    Danny is right…the added notes are great!

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    • EagleAye says:

      They could slip in so easily if they don’t wear their silver outfits too. Sometimes out greatest heroes hide as school teachers. Indiana Jones was but one. 😉 Glad you liked the notes too! 🙂


  5. yarnspinnerr says:

    they have been amidst us since long. Excellent take.

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