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

33 thoughts on “Decisive Disadvantage”

  1. Save the world versus finish the game: it’s a no-brainer. The game wins every time.
    Clever idea.

    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?”)

  2. 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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