Every Friday authors from around the world gather here to share their 100-words and offer constructive crit and encouragement to each other. This creates a wonderful opportunity for free reading of very fresh fiction! Readers are encouraged to comment as well.
Of course, we are supposedly set up to cope with bad weather, atop the mountain. I don’t know why we’ve lost all power and communications. Five telescopes, seventeen staff in all, totally incommunicado from the rest of the world on the one day they really need to hear from us. Well, maybe. Perhaps it is better, in the long run, that folk don’t know. There would be panic and distress. There is nothing anyone can do about the situation. We have an hour ‘til impact. When the meteor strikes, only we seventeen will not be surprised. (96 words)