Unnecessary Testing

Photo by: Elaine Farrington Johnson

The alien research vessel cruised in stealth mode above Earth. Harypht zoomed the cameras into the zone of the tragedy. He could see a little girl holding a sign that read, “Love.” Once again, the alien doubted his work.

“The Humans have suffered enough, I think,” he said to Pallyphyt.

“Suffered? They’re just simple creatures.”

“But they still feel. We have moral obligations.”

“Moral?” scoffed Pallyphyt. “Don’t the humans spray perfume into rabbits’ eyes, knowing it will hurt?”

“Does that justify continuing to fire the Violence Ray?”

Pallyphyt sighed, “More data is needed. You know that.”

Harypht bristled. “You’ve aimed it at Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando, now Las Vegas. Isn’t that enough?”

“Our signal is getting jammed. I think the humans have discovered us,” grimaced Pallyphyt.

“If that’s true, we’re dead meat!”

“Hardly. Our mission is peaceful.”

“Peaceful? The humans will see it as an attack.”

“It’s science! We’ll tell them we’re just testing.”

Harypht saw the nuclear missile fast approaching their ship on his sensors. “Well then you better talk fast!”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/fffaw-challenge-week-of-october-3-2017/

Author’s Notes:

The worst mass shooting in US history just occurred recently in Las Vegas. Thoughts and condolences go out to friends and families of the victims. I found myself wondering what causes these things. I wish there was a way to stop it. This story is one of my many thoughts about that.

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 Unnecessary Testing

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    If only it were as simple as blasting some aliens out of the sky… 😦 Nice idea, though!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. James says:

    Nuclear missile. Finally North Korea’s tests are going to come to a positive use.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. joetwo says:

    Maybe there’s a resonance in the beam that settles on the launch control officers.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. That would be wonderful if we could bomb hate and violence in the sky to see love prevail in our world. Great story! Loved the hilarious ending!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. List of X says:

    But we’re testing, too! We need to know if we can use a ballistic missile to target an object in space, and what would happen if it hits an alien spaceship.

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      We probably should test that out. I mean ICBMs are about all we have that could hit anything (e.g., alien spaceships) in orbit. Stealth aircraft are cool and all, but they just can’t operate outside the atmosphere.


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