Monday, July 21, 2008

Drabble: Incoming


“There’s something new on the screen.”

“Shit, it isn’t...?”

“I’m afraid it kind of looks that way.”

“How did it get through? I thought we had precautions in place.”

“Well, we did. It’s just...”

“Just what?”

“Well, we weren’t exactly sure what we were stopping.”


“So without that information, we were never able to make as effective a barrier as we might have liked.”

“But those barriers should have stopped anything.”

“Didn’t stop this, whatever it is.”

“How much longer till impact?”

“Twenty-three seconds.”

“Well, I guess we’ll see what it really is when it gets here, won’t–”

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