The Order

Photo by Jilly Funell

A month after the Wertiger Insititute opened with its Space Communications Array, the aliens contacted humanity.

“For one month, we will monitor Earth’s transmissions, then give our Final Order.”

That was it. What did it mean?

To be safe, TV channels sanitized their broadcasts. “The Sound of Music” and “Bambi” played thousands of times. Movies like “A Clockwork Orange” and “50 Shades of Gray” never played once.

No one thought about the commercial content.

The hour arrived and the entire Earth waited with baited breath.

At last the aliens spoke, “Our Order is: One thousand pepperoni pizzas with extra cheese!”
Written for the Friday Fictioners:

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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46 Responses to The Order

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    I’m up for some of that pizza. Good taste those aliens! 🙂

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  2. StuHN says:

    I hope there are no vegetarian or vegan or gluten-free aliens. They’d be out of luck.

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  3. pennygadd51 says:

    You made me smile, EagleAye! And I’m glad they picked pizza rather than big Macs!

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  4. Dear Eric,

    For a moment the movie The Monitors came to mind. Love the last line…fortunately my coffee was on the table beside me. Booyah! No snorting it through my nose this morning. 😉 Nice to see you back in the FFFold.



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  5. Great piece, Eric. I’m surprised they found a pizza commercial. All they seem to run on our channels is prescription drugs.
    Oh NO! What if they ordered Viagra?

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  6. Dale says:


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  7. JS Brand says:

    If earth gives you cheesy movies, get lotsa pizza! I hate to think what they would have ordered if fifty shades of grey had been broadcast. Eeew!

    A very amusing and lateral take on the prompt.

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  8. draliman says:

    Ha! Good news for Pizza Hut. Of course, I’m in the queue right behind them…

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  9. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Was that thick pan or thin crust? Uber Alien Eats probably senses a business opportunity here.

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  10. BarbCT says:


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  11. Abhijit Ray says:

    Even aliens cannot resist pepporoni pizza with extra cheese. Earth is safe as long as we have pizza and cheese. Cariologists may find business in other planets and who knows galaxies.

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  12. granonine says:

    Can’t say anything. Laughing too hard 🙂

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  13. Very amusing story. I laughed. Glad the order was pizza.

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  14. James McEwan says:

    Alien blackmail, where are we going to get all that extra cheese? How is that going to solve climate change?

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  15. List of X says:

    I hope they ordered a pickup, because a pizza place will take 40 minutes to deliver just a mile away, so I can’t imagine how long it would take them to deliver to a few dozen light years away.

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  16. jillyfunnell says:

    Oh what have we done? The idea of sanitising all our output is brilliantly horrific.

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  17. Good choice pepperoni but I think after all that observation they should have gone for a half and half at least

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  18. lisarey1990 says:

    Amusing take. Good job!

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  19. Indira says:

    Haha! Good one.


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