Sacrifice – Microstories #191

Source: Wikimedia Commons. Artist: Cronus Caelestis

“The aliens demand 500 humans for horrific scientific tests,” said General Hammerblow.

“No!” grated President Handy.

Billions may die if they invade.”

“Every Human life is precious!”

“What about Congress?” said Hammerblow.

“Right! There’s 535 congressmen,” crowed Handy.


“Signal the aliens. We’ll send 535!”


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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24 Responses to Sacrifice – Microstories #191

  1. saroful says:

    (I confess. I snorted)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh yes!!! LMAO! This made me laugh right out loud. Actually I think we should send the extra 35 as an added extra bonus. 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. We’d definitely be better off if we sent them away. The aliens not invading is a nice side-effect too. 😉 Sending the extra 35 would be a nice gesture of good faith. I agree with you. We should be nice to our guests. 😉 Glad you got a laugh. Thanks so much!


  3. tnkerr says:

    How long would it be before anyone noticed they were gone?

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. It may take a few years. Eventually, people would catch on when they realized their government was no longer deadlocked, could establish a budget on time, and was getting useful things done. 😉


  4. Different take.ingenious


  5. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Ha! Best solution yet : )

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Haha… it was great reading.


  7. Lyn says:

    Oh we have a few senators they can have…Jacquie Lambie, her former boss Clive Palmer, Penny Wong, Stephen Conroy, Kate Lundy, Adam Brandt, Sarah Hanson-Young, Lee Rhiannon, Christine Milne, Peter Whish-Wilson to name a few. I love your way of thinking, Eric! This gave me a late night chuckle. I shall sleep happy tonight 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Uh huh. That list is pretty long, and I’ll bet it’s only that short because you got tired of writing their names. It’s the same everywhere. Politicians are largely the same no matter what their country. We could happily throw your Senators in. Perhaps Alistair over in the UK would donate a few MPs.

      Glad you had a chuckle to go to bed with. Perhaps you could count Senators boarding the shuttle to leave Earth. It might give you happy dreams. Thanks so much, Lyn!


  8. Christine says:

    Ha! Nice little satire, and a great answer to the question. It’s also a perfect example of what you’re getting at in your bio above. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Laura L. says:

    Made me laugh out loud. An excellent idea!


  10. I liked asking “What do we have to lose?” and the answer is “Our current Congress.”
    Thanks for that perspective!
    Also, love giving them to the aliens.
    Found you on Yeah,Writes. Giving you a vote.
    Best to you,



    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. Congress is the “least” we could give to save humanity. We just have to hope the aliens don’t realize they’re getting a bum deal. 😉 Thanks very much for the comments and the vote. I appreciate it! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Hah! Timely take on the prompt. Good one!


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