The Emissary

Photo by: Gah Learner

“The aliens demanded total capitulation of Earth,” said President Soares. “We sent an emissary with our reply.”

“Who did you send?” shuddered Meghan, the First Lady.

“There were human volunteers, but we sent Alexa.”

“You sent a household robot on a diplomatic mission?”

Soares shrugged. “She was articulate enough to get an audience with the alien leader, inside the ship.”

“But diplomacy is complex and nuanced!”

“Oh she’s quite capable of presenting our position.”

“Look!” pointed Meghan at the light in the night sky. “Is that a new star?”

Soares grinned. “That’s Alexa’s answer. Five-hundred megatons of nuclear ‘Hell No!’ ”
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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18 Responses to The Emissary

  1. Only a robot would do that! Nice take on the photo prompt. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  2. pennygadd51 says:

    Loved it! The idea of Alexa being sent as the emissary is hilarious! And a 500 megaton closing line. Nice work!


  3. Dear Eric,

    I’ve never had a desire to have an Alexa of my own…until now. Love it!




  4. Love that last line! Brilliant! Heh heh… Household robot vs Aliens. Score: Aliens 1: household robot 4,883,875,667,999,000


  5. Dale says:

    Talk about sending the proper emissary for the job…


  6. You go, Alexa! (I daren’t say that out loud…she hears everything!)


  7. draliman says:

    I’ll have to be careful what I say to her from now on. Like, “Alexa, start thermonuclear Armageddon” is off the cards. Just in case.


  8. James McEwan says:

    I suspect some people just need to learn, no means no.


  9. Is there no end to Alexa’s usefulness!

    Click to read my FriFic tale!


  10. Excellent take on the prompt, Eric. That’ll teach those nasty aliens.


  11. michael1148humphris says:

    A new star, blink and its gone,


  12. Lyn says:

    LOL that will do it 😀


  13. lisarey1990 says:

    So interesting & fun.


  14. jillyfunnell says:

    Much better to leave it to Alexa. Fun story.


  15. Ha. Now I know how to use Alexa. Mine keeps talking at random times. I think she needs a mission. Nicely done.


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