Of Mice And Aliens

Photo by: Marie Gail Stratford

The aliens’ plan to subjugate Earth was simple. Beam down a specially-designed robot shaped like a computer mouse. It would sprout legs then use a handy computer in a law office to trigger a nuclear war.

The mouse hacked the White House. Unfortunately, others had too. A popup window read:

Your PayPal account needs verification. Click Here!

Unfamiliar with online advertiser methodology, the mouse followed instructions. Later…

Webcam girls want YOU!

Then…

Your Auto Insurance isn’t covering you!

After joining 67 internet services, it needed to click “Enter” to destroy the Human race. It raised a leg and…

…Its battery died.

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look here to see what other folks wrote: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/2-october-2015-2/

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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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44 Responses to Of Mice And Aliens

  1. ansumani says:

    That’s what happen when you click on the ‘Webcam girl…’ and raise your leg , you alien creature! LOL …Mankind was saved by his own greed…how nice! . Fun story!

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Aha, the aliens have fallen for our trap! Now if only we weren’t also stuck in the trap…

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  3. k rawson says:

    Death by spurious popup, now that’s clever.

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  4. Oh the problems of an alien disguised as a computer mouse! First of all he needed to be computer savy! LOL! (That would leave me out!) Great take on the prompt Eric. You have such a fun imagination! All that signing up wore down the battery. The human race survivies!!

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  5. List of X says:

    Should have clicked on the ad “Make yourself last longer and shatter her wildest expectations!”…

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  6. Lyn says:

    LOL you are so crazy! You’ve encapsulated our deepest frustrations in the alien’s dilemma. There’s hope yet that this world will never be overrun 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. I owe it all to good-quality booze…well that and all those bloody pop-up ads for cars and drugs while looking up roast beef cooking times. 🙄 In the end it may be that hackers are our best defense from alien invasion. 😉 😀

      Thanks very much, Lyn!

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  7. storydivamg says:

    There’s nothing quite like coming in a day late and a pair of double A’s short, eh? Nice, lighthearted story, Eric.

    All my best,
    MG

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  8. Nan Falkner says:

    Raised a leg? You are so funny and CLEVER! Love your story – it is so cute! Nan

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  9. I nominate you for the position of Executive Director for Alien Homeland Security!
    All hail, EagleAye.
    Randy

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  10. Dale says:

    Totally laughing out loud, here! Might even go so far as a *snort!

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  11. Good thing, all our capitalist enterprises saved the world. 🙂

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  12. Margaret says:

    There’s method in our madness, perhaps. We’ll never, ever be overtaken by aliens disguised as mice. I’m glad we’ve got that one covered. Hilarious story.

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  13. Dear Eric,

    Oh those dastardly pop ups! If it weren’t for his batteries dying he’d have been infected with a computer virus anyway. Thus technology saves mankind. Make it so, Numbah One. Laughing out loud. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. There’s all sorts of defenses we never realized! Technology saves the day, even if accidentally. 😉 It’s good to hear you got a laugh. Thanks so much, Rochelle!

      Like

  14. micklively says:

    Those spammers even get in the way of inter-galactic rule.
    Good piece.

    Like

  15. Indira says:

    LOL. Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. ROFL 🙂 A law office would be the right place to start a war, wouldn’t it?

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  17. gahlearner says:

    Hehehe, webcam girls against alien mouse, there’s a movie in the making.

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  18. Well, I really did laugh out loud! What a refreshing twist to the sci-fi story.

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  19. Spam has saved the world! Who woulda thunk it?

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  20. Hilarious, Eric. I laughed out loud. That made my day. I could just see that mouse on its little legs. Looks like our internet services saved the world from the aliens. Well done. 😀 — Suzanne

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