An Amazing Deed -- a flash fiction story by Colin Kelly

Under threat of destruction by a group of religious extremist aliens, two men discuss the salvation of the human race...

The gibbous, effervescent spaceship, girdled by pale pink smears, streaked across the luminous azure sky like it was the most natural thing in the universe for it to do.

Perry shook his cigar. “The Geebees said they’ll destroy the earth if those three God-damned people won’t convert to their religion.”

“I still don’t understand why they’d do that,” Clark replied.

“Don’t you ever read the God-damned newspaper? Those three are the most effective, most successful televangelists on TV! The Geebees want them to start spouting their brand of religious garbage to the world.”

“Wouldn’t it be better to figure out a way to get rid of the Geebees?”

“Yeah, sure, Clark. What the hell do you think we could do! The Geebees have a flotilla of 20 ships circling the earth.”

“Perry, excuse me, I need to use the men’s.”

“Geez Louise! You go to the crapper a lot lately. And you’re always in there for dog’s years.”

“Gotta go. Be right back.”

With that, the mild-mannered reporter stepped into the men’s, ripped off his suit and tie, streaked into space, and dispatched the Geebee fleet to parts unknown.

And everyone lived happily ever after. Unfortunately, including the three televangelists.

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