“Smoothing It Out”
By Scott L Vannatter – November 22, 2014
Melvin stepped up to the podium and began addressing the Near-Omnicient Ever-Present Overseer of Planetary Works.
“Sir, the universal conveying team wishes to assert their opinion that the Earth people were merely illustrating their ignorance when they mentioned the idea that there can be no other life in the galaxy except their own.”
The NOEPOPW, his irritation plain to see, glanced at Melvin sideways through his fourth optical and gyrated fully on his plex before huffing and signing the papers to stop the galactic hub from being built in the space in which Earth resided.
Melvin sighed realizing that this would have been even worse than the problem with Earth’s second moon fifty thousand years ago.