The Decision

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Piper worked on her latest music composition, looping parts through her keyboard while adding another part on guitar.

An alien crashed through her door, blasters raised in tentacles.

“Ohmigosh!” squeaked Piper. “Are you abducting me?”

Hah’zul’s mission was indeed to capture her for dissection. If he brought her back within minutes he would receive a promotion. Back home he’d be hailed as a war hero. Females would flock to his pools. Riches would be his.

Or he could listen to this human’s beautiful music.

The decision was simple, really.

Hah’zul lowered his guns. “Would you play that song again?”

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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50 Responses to The Decision

  1. Dale says:

    Music taming the wild out-of-world beast!

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  2. James Pyles says:

    A little known fact about Hah’zul’s species is that human music acts as a powerful aphrodisiac. Better than a dozen females in his pools. 😀

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    A novel way to foil an alien abduction 🙂

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  4. StuHN says:

    Wonder what his harmonies would sound like.

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  5. draliman says:

    Well, it worked in “Mars Attacks”. Though that was truly awful music 🙂

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  6. Oh, great story! I loved that the alien was beguiled by her music.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  7. Goodbye to fame and fortune. I hope he doesn’t stay too long and miss his flight home. 🙂

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  8. Yep. Make music, not mangling … 😉

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  9. joetwo says:

    There was always something with Hah’zul.

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  10. Joy Pixley says:

    Dale got here first with the best response, so I’ll just repeat it: it’s great to know that music can tame the savage beasts of other worlds, as well. Hmm, maybe we should try that on global politics. Less arguing, more music!

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  11. Dear Eric,

    I know it’s been said (and misquoted, I might add) “Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.” (William Congreve in The Mourning Bride 1697).
    Apparently Piper picked a pretty piece to sooth the savage alien breast. I raise my (unsnorted) coffee in my tentacle to you. Love this tuneful piece.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, luckily the alien walked in when he did. thirty minutes before, Piper was playing War Pigs by Black Sabbath. 😉 Fortunately, he found her playing a love ballad and William Congreve’s famous quote proved true. I raise my coffee and an antennae back to you. 😉 Thanks Rochelle!

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  12. ceayr says:

    Funny as ever, Eric, just a shame her name wasn’t Sam!

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  13. I just hate it when aliens burst through the door and expect you to entertain them. They could at least send a note first to say they’re coming. That way I could have a couple of your posts queued up and ready to read for them.

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  14. She was probably playing Lean on Me and they misheard the first word! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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  15. Classy alien with good taste and a moral compass, nice one

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  16. Alice Audrey says:

    Ah, the universal appeal of music.

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  17. granonine says:

    Whew! What a relief!

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  18. Awwe, that is why I always say – Aliens are people too 🙂

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  19. prior.. says:

    play that song again – whew…
    glad it worked

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  20. jillyfunnell says:

    Saved by the music – great story.

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  21. He gave up riches and fame for her voice. A very creative love story! =)

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