Hi there! Here’s a free drabble for you: “Attraction” by me.
That’s what the readouts said. All signs pointed to a massive body hurtling toward Earth. We sent bombs—didn’t destroy it. Sent rockets—couldn’t alter its path.
I radioed the Mars colony to let them know we were changing the polarity on their radiation shield to accommodate for an upcoming solar flare. There were less humans on The Red Planet than this one.
“Ma’am?” came the reply.
“I’m not seeing any danger.”
“You will soon. …Signing off.”
They relied on us. I typed the new code. The meteor would hit them instead.
I sighed and hit enter.