The Dealer

Photo by: Grant-Sud

Photo by: Grant-Sud

Maurice sat on the lonely rocks of Arizona, waiting. He was a drug dealer, but he reminded himself he did good for humanity. Because of Maurice we had supersonic flight, transistors, computers, cell phones…and internet. Humanity would soon have unlimited fusion power. His buyers developed it slowly per his demand, insuring the designs appeared like “intuitive leaps.”

A starship landed behind him, right on schedule, and two aliens emerged. They approached, wings fluttering, tentacles ungulating. “You got the stuff?” growled Ghrrut.

Maurice held up a thumb drive. “Good for three hours.”

“Yeah, yeah, gimme it!” wailed Drruri. He sweated already, not from the Arizona heat, but from his intense addiction.

“Hang on,” said Maurice. “You brought the gravitic drive?”

Ghrrut patted the complex device. “You’ll make it to Mars in days rather than months.”

They made the exchange. Drurri couldn’t wait. He plugged the drive into his computer and began slobbering.

Maurice walked away. He didn’t understand the aliens’ addiction, but if they liked cute cat videos, so be it.
Written for Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers.


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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22 Responses to The Dealer

  1. Hahahaha! The aliens are addicted to cute cat videos! Hilarious! Cute cat videos in exchange of a way to get to Mars in a few days versus a few months! LOL! What a deal! Cute story, Eric!

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  2. Lyn says:

    It could have been worse; much worse…it could have been funny goat videos ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  3. Joy Pixley says:

    The funniest insane ideas are the ones that are almost believable, and yep, I can almost see this. What is the alien’s weakness? You’d be surprised… Good stuff, Eric!

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    I am worried now that the cost of cat meat will go up.๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Indira says:

    Drug dealer selling cat videos? Indeed a super imaginative mind you have. I too love these videos. :):):)

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  6. List of X says:

    Let’s hope those aliens don’t discover Youtube.

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  7. Shivangi says:

    What an ending! Superb!

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  8. afairymind says:

    A very amusing story! He’s definitely found a lucrative arrangement there! Nicely done, Eric. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. joetwo says:

    Ah cat videos! A common addiction my way.

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