Oops Over Miami

Photo by: Dale Rogerson

The lights of a kilometer-long starship pierced the clouds. Some people stared in awe, many screamed and ran for cover, one held up sign reading, “Take me away, please!”

Chaos reigned.


Aboard the ship, on Earth Overwatch, Captain Smyiirt frowned. The ship monitored Earth, concerned that warlike Humans might spread into the galactic community.

An important aspect of the ship’s mission was remaining unseen.

Smyiirt watched the growing furor in Miami. He turned to Systems Officer Hysiit, a cadet fresh from the Academy. “Are our stealth fields engaged, Hysiit?”

The flustered officer said, “What?…Oh!”


“Of course they are, sir!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/06/14/16-june-2017/

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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45 Responses to Oops Over Miami

  1. wmqcolby says:

    It would be a great problem-solver by blowing up the world, I would think.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jellico84 says:

    That blamed ‘Prime Directive’ blown to… well, maybe the Dom. Republic this time. HEHEHEE…

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  3. List of X says:

    Yes, students and new graduates get very easily distracted in Miami, especially during the beach season.

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  4. Lyn says:

    Time for a quick refresher course at the academy me thinks. But then again, perhaps it’s Smyiirt’s fault. Maybe he didn’t actually give the command, “Engage stealth fields.” 😉

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    Oops indeed! Hey, what are they all looking at? Up here, in our direction, I don’t see anything.. Wait a minute… HYSIIT! Fun read!

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  6. subroto says:

    Learning on the job is Systems Officer Hysiit. I hope the Nuke Planet button is not positioned next to the Activate Stealth button.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! No, that’s smartly located beneath a protective cover. Unfortunately though, the “Broadcast Greeting to Primitive People” button is right next to the Activate Stealth button. Things could get complicated… 😉


  7. Haha, You had one job etc. Loved it.

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  8. Dear Eric,

    Once more your imagination over Miami fires ours. Although I think they’ll wait a long time before seeing the Earthers grow up. well done.



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  9. James says:

    Reminiscent of “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Independence Day,” and “Star Trek: First Contact.”

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  10. Liked your bit of scifi!

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  11. I would do that. And I’d lie about it too. Loved the story. :o)

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  12. Uh-oh! I love the sign Take Me With You. Perhaps there are many around him/her that wish an alien would take them away. Fun story.

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  13. michael1148humphris says:

    Lovely bit of sci fi, we are going to have a lot of memories to clean up. 👽

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  14. granonine says:

    Aliens make the same mistakes humans do? Alas! We’re doomed!

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  15. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Great fun.

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  16. amiewrites74 says:

    Oops! He may be headed back to the academy… fun story!

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  17. Michael Wynn says:

    Oh dear, that’s blown it. You can’t make all those people un-see the space craft.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, if the MIB aren’t around it’s like putting the inflatable bed back into it’s box…impossible! The aliens need to do some damage control and fast. Perhaps an Elvis sighting will help. 😉 Thanks Michael! 🙂


  18. Dale says:

    Hmmm… the kind of Ooops that could get you court-martialed!

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  19. Ha, ha. Sooner or later it’s bound to happen with those new guys. Yes, the government will find some way of explaining it. Darn weather balloons. Good writing as always, Eric. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      Perhaps, on these sensitive missions, a veteran crew is the best way to go. 😉 An yeah, those weather balloons really are ubiquitous aren’t they? 😉 Thanks for the glowing words, Suzanne! 🙂

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