The Signal

Photo by: Douglas M. MacIlroy

Gerald sat before his his laptop and patted the strange-looking ball beside it. “With my antennae, I’ve homed in on the signal.”

“What signal?” said Bryce, munching on Doritos.

“From the alien ship. I conducted a study and proved this signal renders humans inert on their couches, incapable of cognition. It’s an attempt to render humanity incapable of self-defense!”

“Blimey,” spluttered Bryce, Doritos flying. “It’s some kind of brain ray?”


“A signal that hacks the brain and crashes it?”


“Then what is it?”

“See for yourself,” said Gerald.

“Holy crap,” said Bryce. “Keeping up with the Karadashians reruns!”
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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38 Responses to The Signal

  1. wildchild47 says:

    *snorting with derisive laughter* — uh, do people watch this show? or would it be the only option available? and what if you opt out of t.v.???

    LOL – great twist at the end.
    (and no, I’ve never seen the show, and don’t want to)

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  2. pennygadd51 says:

    Haha! I can’t imagine how dreadful a programme like that must be. Total brain rot.
    Hang on a moment…Are you accusing our governing elite of being aliens!!!!


  3. trentpmcd says:

    I can only imagine people would watch that with morbid curiosity, they way they do car accidents and such. Those evil aliens!


  4. granonine says:

    Laughing out loud here 🙂


  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I was about to say you don’t need a special weapon to keep humans inert on the sofa, we have that already – your punchline beat me to it 😉


  6. Danny James says:

    Oh no! Not them. Pleaseeeeeee….


  7. tskraghu says:

    Ha Ha:-)))
    Missed ur posts for some time. Nice u hare back.


  8. Indira says:

    Don’t know anything about Kardashians, so keeping mum. How are you all, especially your princess?


  9. draliman says:

    They’ve found our Achilles Heel!


  10. ceayr says:

    My fave show!
    Or it might be if I’d heard of it.


  11. This is delightful! Thanks for an early morning laugh. (May it never come true.)


  12. Sandra says:

    The world of the Kardashians, along with Macdonalds and Starbucks, have remained thankfully outside of my orbit. Good one.

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  13. Dale says:

    Buahahaha! Mind you, I’ve never seen a single episode. Nor will I ever. Now, if you tell me to watch Outlander for hours on end… I will!

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  14. Dear Eric,

    The only Kardashians I can relate to are the ones on Star Trek NG. But I think that’s spelled differently. Once more, I put my beverage aside before reading. No liquid through the nose. 😉 Love it.



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  15. Abhijit Ray says:

    Garage appears to be a great place for innovation.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Aren’t they the ones with big bums? Not that I’ve watched them of course…!

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  17. Violet Lentz says:

    They used to say more Americans were parked in front of the TV on Superbowl Sunday than ant any other time. Please don’t tell me its shifted to the Kardashians !! LOL!!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Oh no! What’s next, Jerry Springer?

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  19. lisarey1990 says:

    Could relate to Bryce! Fun write with a great twist!

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  20. jillyfunnell says:

    Very funny! In defence of trashy TV when I used to work really hard I did go for the mindless stuff at the end of the day.

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  21. Hahaha. Love your take on the prompt.

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  22. Lyn says:

    Oh that is soooo true!! I can think of a few more shows too…”Real Housewives of Anywhere,” “Wife Swap” (in any country). Goggle Box. I’ve been seriously thinking of getting rid of my TV. Even my favourite shows NCIS, Midsomer Murders, Death in Paradise, Father Brown are mostly reruns.

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  23. This made me laugh, well done

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  24. List of X says:

    I think this weapon could easily backfire: while it does render a significant number of people immobile and incapable of mental activity, it also drives plenty of people into a fit of rage and determination to kill anyone who exposed them to that garbage.

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