The Oversimplified Solution

Photo by: Ted Strutz

George was taking pictures of the stars when he saw a huge area with no stars. He called the local astronomy club and all 112 of them rushed out.

Soon the national press appeared. CNN broadcasted a Special Report about the astonishing “black hole” in space. The press corps of twenty nations arrived and broadcast to their respective countries.

Fighter planes roared through the area, scanning the sky and preparing their missiles to fire.


Aboard the 3-mile long, alien science vessel, Captain Brrygyt glared at his Chief Engineer.

“Oh sure,” he mocked. “Just paint the ship black. Nobody will notice!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

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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49 Responses to The Oversimplified Solution

  1. James says:

    They might want to do something about radar as well.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jelli says:

    Chuckles heartily! LOVE IT! GReat story.


  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Nicely done 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. joetwo says:

    The problems of poorly camouflaged starships. Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale says:

    Buahahaha! They definitely didn’t think things through…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. List of X says:

    Someone have been listening too much Rolling Stones.

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  7. draliman says:

    Haha, fun 🙂 Stealth tech available from any DIY shop.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Dear Eric,

    I did well to set my coffee aside as I read. You never disappoint. 😀 😀 😀

    Shalom and Nanu Nanu,


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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Another missed opportunity! Someday, when you least expect it, that coffee will go shooting through your nose! I’m happy to meet expectations, and thanks so much, Rochelle!


  9. Logistics aside, I enjoyed your punch line. 🙂
    Having seen a train over two miles long, I can somewhat picture this “black hole” zipping across the sky, leaving quite a vapor trail behind.

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  10. pennygadd51 says:

    Your observation that people can screw up big-time no matter how well qualified and intelligent is spot-on!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Calico Crayon says:

    Well written 🙂

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  12. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Nice one. Maybe next time paint a giant bullseye on the underside.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sandra says:

    Inspired theme! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. rgayer55 says:

    Spaceballs Part II

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Liz Young says:

    This made me smile – and that takes some doing today!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. granonine says:

    Wonderful! Good to have some humor to start my day 🙂

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  17. lol Keep ’em coming!

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  18. prior.. says:

    hahha – very fun – and that must have been some black paint – lol

    Liked by 1 person

  19. athling2001 says:

    Love the ending! It brings the story right back around to humor which all of us humans know and thus connects us with the aliens. Well done.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Too often we think aliens would be too smart to ever make an error. I disagree. Advanced aliens would indeed make mistakes, the would just make advanced mistakes. 😉 Thanks so much for the kind words.


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