The Decision

The First Contact Team placed their starship in low Earth orbit. Even with naked eyestalks, they could see the Great Wall of China. During further orbits they located The Pyriamids and the Taj Mahal.

“Clear signs of civilization!” said Vyrllt, undulating into The Decision Room.

“I agree,” said Hqqrt, raising a pseuodopod. “I vote for contact.”

The last vote fell to the often truculent, Spphrt. A prodigious eater, he was easily three times larger than his slender colleagues.

“Bah!” he said. “Have you observed their media? ‘Dumb and Dumber?’ Their politicians are no better. Then again, there may be hope for this species. Let us forgo sterilizing the planet. I vote for contact as well.”

“What?” The other two were shocked. Hqqrt said, “You never vote for contact. What convinced you?”

Spphrt took another bite of Chicago-style deep dish pizza. “What? Oh, those lovely structures of course.”
Written for What Pegman Saw:

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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28 Responses to The Decision

  1. I could understand a Chicago hot dog, but not deep dish pizza. To each their own, I know, but yecch. 😉

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  2. k rawson says:

    Had to laugh at all the descriptive turns of phrase that had me visualizing these characters. Spphrt can have all the deep-dish he wants though–I’m a NY Style pizza fan myself.

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  3. The names! So fun!!! Somehow I knew when you mentioned Spphrt’s girth, food would be involved. I thought he was just going to go down and snack on a few humans. Great turn-around.

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  4. James says:

    I looked it up and there is come controversy as to whether the wall is visible from low Earth orbit, but then they were talking about human vision. Now I’m hungry and I just had lunch.

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  5. Hah! The way to an alien’s heart is through their stomach! Well, whatever they have for a stomach… Did Spphrt order double cheese topping, to keep his girth up?

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  6. lisarey1990 says:

    Great story. Very well-written.

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  7. pennygadd51 says:

    Heehee! Got me with that one. How delightful to think that it’s food that saves the planet!

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  8. Dale says:

    Thank goodness for deep-dish pizza… I went to Chicago and somehow did NOT have one… not that I am into overly stuffed foods but when in Rome…


    • EagleAye says:

      Oh my, that’s shocking. 😉 Every time I go back to Illinois I make sure to get some Papa Del’s pizza. It’s a vital part of the trip. It’s good just to try it. One slice is as good as a meal. 😉 Thanks Dale!

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  9. Lyn says:

    I couldn’t help but be reminded of The Twilight Zone episode, To Serve Man 😀


  10. Dear Eric,

    I’m late to the party this week. Hope you saved a slice of pizza and a read for me. 😉 Thank goodness Sprrht has his priorities straight. Good one. Pass the red pepper, please.

    Nanu Nanu,



    • EagleAye says:

      There’s aways pizza and reads here for you, Rochelle. Sprrht knows the good things in life that make a true civilization. Luckily, the pizza place really, really, delivers. 😉 Thanks Rochelle!

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  11. Jelli says:

    I could really go for a pizza right now! Or maybe some veggie lasagna!

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  12. List of X says:

    I’ve tried that Chicago deep dish pizza. I vote for no contact.

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