The Unseen War

Two alien starfighters battled in the narrow streets of Earth’s Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Their deadly battle was dangerous enough, but they raced between the closely-spaced buildings, challenging death with every turn.

They raced down the river that ran through the city, careful not to touch the stone sides. At their incredible speeds, contact with any structure would obliterate their machines and take their lives.

Pyrt watched with shocked eyestalks as the Kyrszathy flew towards a cafe. Pyrt stayed back. His enemy courted death with that maneuver.

Sudden movement surprised the enemy pilot and he crashed into a deadly, damp cavern. No one had ever survived such openings. Pyrt was victorious! His enemy had been a fool.

Fighting around humans was dangerous.

At the cafe, Mrs. Szerny suddenly choked.

“Are you alright, Madam?” asked the waiter.

She took another sip of Espresso. “I’ll be fine. I just swallowed a gnat.”
Written for What Pegman Saw:

Author’s notes:

Who says aliens have to arrive in miles-long spaceships? Life comes in all shapes and sizes. Aliens might be here already and wondering why the hostile humans keep swallowing them all the time.

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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29 Responses to The Unseen War

  1. k rawson says:

    I may never look at gnats the same way! Great story-telling.

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  2. Great stuff. Was thinking about Star Wars at first, but I love how you ended it.

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  3. pennygadd51 says:

    Haha! Love it! I was wondering about all the collateral damage from Starfighters, then you tell me they’re gnats. What fun!

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  4. Dale says:

    That was great, Eric! A gnat would barely cause a choking 😛 … a fly on the other hand… 😉

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  5. James says:

    An alien gnat. Maybe she’ll get superpowers.

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  6. Lyn says:

    Oh my, I don’t like his chances of surviving the exit tunnel 🙂

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  7. You always bring a smile with your stories. Thank you.

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  8. Hee hee! What we might call a ‘small’ problem with aliens… 🙂 (‘Waiter, there’s an alien in my coffee!’ ‘Not so loud – everybody’ll want one’).

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  9. A rip-roaring yarn, EagleAve, with a sublime last line. Who said size matters. As an aside, did you know there are more cells in the human body than there are known planets and galaxies and universes.

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  10. Dear Eric,

    You almost got me with this one. However, I know better to drink when coming you the ending line of one of your stories. At any rate I laughed out loud. Don’t think I swallowed any gnats. Hilarious. Tears are rolling from my eyestalks.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Drat! My master plan failed once more. Coffee through the nose is my most-craved goal. 😉 Glad you laughed, but try to swallow a gnat next time. They’re packed with protein. Glad your eyestalks got a workout. Thanks so much, Rochelle!


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