Benign or Malignant?


“The signal has became stronger every day”; drops of sweat trickled from Dr, Adlersflügel’s forehead settling on the revealing printouts, “they are approaching”.

“Benign or Malignant?”, the director barked.

“It’s just been decoded I will let you listen”.

The director paled when he heard the music streaming through the overhead loudspeakers:

“Activate the missiles, attack is our best defense”

“Wouldn’t it be better to try with dialogue?”

“You cannot compromise with a civilization lacking taste in music”

The songs from alien accordions faded as Dr. Adlerflügel turned down the music while he gently let a tongue tickle his middle eyebrow.


I decided to go for humor and dialogue today, definitely not my usual genre, but as you might understand I’m not a fan of accordion music. m A little break from writing poetry, my sonnet crown is now up to 9 installments, but I share the series on other fora.

Friday Fictioneers usually reach around 100 entries per week, under fleet-commander Rochelle-Wisoff fields make sure we boldly go where no one has gone before.



April 22, 2015

85 responses to “Benign or Malignant?

  1. Lol. If a lack of musical taste was a crime, most of this planet would be serving a life sentence…certainly anyone under 30 #GrumpyOldMan

  2. ha – music taste can be something to battle about… i once said to my colleague on a biz trip that i will exit the car if he doesn’t play different music…smiles… love the german name adlersflügel…

  3. Can you hear me laughing yet????? I laughed so loud and so hard at this I’m sure my neighbors must have heard. Love this. I was already chuckling audibly at the “lack of taste in music.” Then the “accordion” brought on more chuckles (I am an accordionist, by the way). But when his tongue tickled his middle eyebrow, I just lost it completely!!!

    You should definitely write more humor!

  4. Great comedic build-up. Still giggling here. I do love the middle eyebrow of Dr. Adlerflügel. If our Voyager golden record ever gets found, I hope the aliens like classical music, or Chuck Berry.

  5. Oops, sorry, my comment went in the wrong place. I meant to say:
    Great comedic build-up. Still giggling here. I do love the middle eyebrow of Dr. Adlerflügel. If our Voyager golden record ever gets found, I hope the aliens like classical music, or Chuck Berry.

  6. Dr Adlerflugel – fantastic! Inclined to agree about accordions.
    Reminds me a little of Mr Spock with his three ears – left ear, right ear and final front ear.

  7. Hi, Bjorn! I like accordion music (but, I like all kinds anyway, being as how my mom was a music teacher and I majored in vocal) and wished I played one. The missile attack sounded very similar to an old joke we had in the military band:
    Q: if a General and a bassoon were thrown off the top of a tall building, which would hit the ground first?
    A: Who cares?

      • Hahahaha! We had two in the band.

        Q: How do you make a trombone sound like a French Horn?
        A: Bend it out of shape and play all the wrong notes against a wall.

        Q: How do you make a French Horn sound like a trombone?
        A: Straighten it out and abandon all sense of good taste.

  8. Dear Bjorn, Gee, I love your sense of humor – you make me laugh and this time I snorted cola through my nose – beautiful sight I’m sure. Funny and clever as usual – The middle brow is a mind blower! Awesome! Nan

  9. That was hilarious all the way to the “tongue tickle his middle eyebrow”. I’m glad that you thought of a light-hearted approach Bjorn. 🙂

  10. Oh no! Very funny. We thought along vaguely similar lines this week, I think – music in space. I wonder whether Voyager 1 should have carried some accordion music.

  11. LOL, Björn … I see a movie title in this “The Attack of the Mutant Accordion Players”. Definitely shoot them down, although out-of-tune alien bagpipes might have been worse.
    I like your humour 🙂

  12. How could they possibly hope to defend themselves against an army of alien accordions? Just the sound of one is enough to make anyone plead for mercy. (I wouldn’t have said that while my mother was still alive – she played one brilliantly!) Excellent image of the eyebrow-tickling tongue at the end. Hilarious story, Björn.

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