“Violence is never the answer.”
Conan the Barbarian* #quote
How many stars are there in the sky? I dunno, there are too many airheaded celebrities to count. Anyway onto the flash fiction!
The Distant Message
In a language unpronounceable by human mouths a message flowed through the radio waves of a distant solar system. The closet translation of the communication in English follows:
“Having trouble abducting higher intelligence species from other worlds? Get the Abductor 9000! It's the best stun gun in the galaxy and it won't damage the specimen, so whatever study you want to do, their ready for the taking! And without them being damaged it makes it even easier to wipe their memory, which will save costs on having to buy extra batteries for your memory wiping machines. Or paying those fines for having your ship seen! An Abductor 9000 costs the low, low price of 200 Galaxy Standards. But the fines for being seen, even just as a strange light in the sky, can cost you up to 1000 Galaxy Standards! Don't let this happen to you!”
The message continued, giving information on how to purchase the fine product. The message demonstrated one universal truth, if something has the potential for somebody to make money from it, then eventually someone will try.