The Conquered

Photo by: Anshu Bhojnagarwala

General Al’Purathon slouched before the open fire pit. “We traveled four-hundred light-years as conquerors,” he murmured. “Our ships are indestructible, our weapons irresistible. Yet with our finest warriors, Earth has laid us low.”

Angrily, he placed a marshmallow on a stick.

Captain Agur’Tamal opened another package of graham crackers. “It’s not your fault, General. Who could anticipate Earth possessed such a terrifying weapon?”

Al’Purathon squished a flaming marshmallow into the chocolate with a graham cracker. “Wicked it is. So pernicious!”

Agur’Tamal took a bite and his face drooped. “Who could anticipate using our crippling s’mores addiction, as a weapon?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

Author’s Notes:

For those unfamiliar, S’mores are a traditional campfire food…and highly addictive.

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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23 Responses to The Conquered

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Just wait until the earthlings bring up the big guns – comedy

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  2. I have to admit – I’d die/kill for chocolate – very dangerous stuff! lol


  3. Addiction as weakness…quite identifiable.


  4. Dear Eric,

    It’s hard to conquer a s’more. Sticky goo wins every time. Resistance is futile. Good one.




  5. Violet Lentz says:

    Delicious piece of fiction!!! Can I have one?


  6. Iain Kelly says:

    I always knew those s’mores could be a weapon.


  7. Joy Pixley says:

    Mmmm, I can *totally* believe s’mores as a weapon-grade weakness.


  8. ceayr says:

    Never heard of s’more before, and I have to say it sounds revolting!
    Seems I’m more alien than your characters

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  9. Superb. Great imagination. Simple things can topple big ones. Like an ant in the ear of an elephant!😊😊😊


  10. draliman says:

    I’ve heard of s’mores but have never been quite sure what they are. I guess it’s an American thing, so I expect the UK was easily conquered 🙂


  11. pennygadd51 says:

    A sweet story, EagleAye! And very funny too.


  12. Abhijit Ray says:

    Now unbeatable aliens have fallen victim to earthly vices! Too much cracker, chocolate and marshmallow, indestructible warriors will become like jelly.


  13. So that’s what s’mores are! Excellent.

    Click to read my FriFic tale!


  14. Even Superman had his Kryptonite.


  15. James McEwan says:

    Addiction the weapon of choice for centuries. Well observed.


  16. lisarey1990 says:

    Very imaginative!


  17. Hee hee! Once again the aliens bow before the superiority of human cuisine. Good stuff. S’more like it please! 🙂 (I had to say that… didn’t I….)


  18. Indira says:

    :):) The result, aliens with potbellies like addicted human beings?


  19. Margaret says:

    There’s always a weak spot. Good old Earthlings have found it. Fun story.


  20. kirizar says:

    Cute. I wonder if this suggests marshmallows are an alien life form running galaxies away from a deadly enemy only to find out that Earth is the home planet to chocolate and graham crackers all along! No!!!


  21. LOL! They certainly can be!! LOVE S’mores!! Nice~ 😉


  22. amiewrites74 says:

    S’mores are addicting and irresistible. And totally capable of being a weapon against aliens. So clever, loved this!


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