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FF – Alien Attack!

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Douglas M MacIlroy.

Looking at the title of the photo, I think this was taken at an observatory.

Copyright Doug M MacIlroy

“What did the general say?”

“Not much, but I could hear shouting in the background. They’ve locked in the coordinates we got from our telescope. The military has been scrambled. Missiles have been launched at the unknown object we reported.”

“That’s not so good, then.”

“And I gather from all the screaming, Russia and China think we’re about to attack them and have mobilised their own militaries.”

“So when do we tell him that what we saw was the result of a seagull crapping on the lens?”

“Maybe we’ll leave it for a bit. They sounded very busy. Pint?”


  1. October 28, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Yeah. No need to make a thing of it. Mutual nuclear annihilation, okay. But at least nobody will ever know


    • October 29, 2021 at 7:48 am

      That’s the main thing. Wouldn’t want to get the blame, best to ride it out in the pub.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. October 28, 2021 at 6:25 pm



  3. October 28, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    HAHAHA! Silly seagulls. A pint fixes everything.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. October 28, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Oh shit!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 29, 2021 at 7:55 am

      That’s exactly what they said when they checked the lens!

      Liked by 2 people

  5. October 28, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Always time for a swift half!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. October 28, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Let’s hope they can enjoy their pint before all hell breaks lose. Cackling madly here once again. What a funs tory.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 29, 2021 at 8:07 am

      I’m sure they’ll still be enjoying their pints as the world falls to bits around them 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. October 29, 2021 at 5:11 am

    we live in a tenuous world where one simple mistake or error in judgment from our leaders can lead to our complete demise. it’s not too late to enjoy while we can.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. October 29, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Normal people relax with a pint while the politicians tear each other apart. So true.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 30, 2021 at 4:28 am

      It’s best just to let them get on with it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • October 30, 2021 at 9:51 am

        I am not so sure the over self important Politicians (with a capital P) tend to mess thing up.

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  9. October 29, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Good to see they are getting their priorities right. Your round!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. October 29, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Sardonic smile 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. October 29, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Ha! That goes from a scary look at Earth to hilarious, nice work!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. October 29, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Just goes with what I’ve said over and over again….. birds are evil!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. October 29, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Are you still living out there someplace?

    Liked by 1 person

  14. October 29, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Dr. Strangelove, 50 years hence (sort of). Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. October 29, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    LOL!! Well… you never know just how close to the truth that could be, right?? How often has there been just a teeny weeny over reaction to something as mundane!! SMH!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 30, 2021 at 4:38 am

      Sometimes I think they just need to take a breath and use their heads 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  16. October 30, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    So that’s how the world ends! A splat of seagull shit on a telescope!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 31, 2021 at 6:07 am

      Yeah. Who would’a guessed? 🙂


  17. Bear
    October 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    I swear… I believe that our next world war will be caused by such a small miscommunication. Great story this week. Hey, you a Nano-ite this year?

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 31, 2021 at 6:09 am

      Yes, one little error somewhere…
      No, I’ve never done that. There’s no way I could get through that, I’m too lazy!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Bear
        October 31, 2021 at 9:41 pm

        heheh! That’s what I used to think. Then, I blew myself out of the water and seriously overachieved at it.

        Liked by 1 person

  18. October 30, 2021 at 4:08 pm


    There’s poetic justice in that somehow. I mean, isn’t that the basic state of the world right now? 😉



    Liked by 1 person

    • October 31, 2021 at 6:09 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yep, pretty much 😮


  19. October 31, 2021 at 2:55 am

    The future of our world rests in just such hands even as you have written. Look out!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Lyn
    October 31, 2021 at 4:57 am

    Obviously the seagulls have been stealing too many hot chips from unwary beach goers. 🙄

    Liked by 1 person

  21. October 31, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    There’s always time for a pint!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. November 1, 2021 at 1:26 am

    May as well get a pint or two in before oblivion. Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

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