Decisive Disadvantage

The Arcturan Battlecruiser appeared in the sky over Dumont, Iowa (pop. 636) without warning or radio contact one clear evening in August. The giant X-shaped vessel hovered silently over the baseball field, interrupting the Little League game where the Panthers were giving the Patriots a firm trouncing.

Unsure of the most prudent course of action, the Mayor called on Space Ranger William Dexter for guidance.

As ever, Bill and his faithful wonder-dog Artoo were eager to jump aboard the Starfighter Lunasee and do battle with the forces of Badness!

That is, unless the umpire called this next pitch a strike.

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100 words. Inspired by this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt:

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
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33 thoughts on “Decisive Disadvantage”

    1. That’s an Arcturan battlecruiser! It’s totally obvious, it even has the quad ion cannons! (Yeah, it helps sometimes to think of an image as “if I was a bored eight year old, what kind of toy could I make from something like that?”)

  1. I’m sure he’ll get around to saving the world once he’s got the game under control. And I like that there’s a battle cruiser hanging from that ceiling. Imaginative story.

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