100-Word Challenge, Day 038


Evan tapped his chin with a pen while he looked at his monitor and considered her words. “Perhaps you’re right,” he said, “but a cloud of gas being ejected into space before it is blasted with excess energy does create an image that worries people. Whether we’re in control or not, it looks catastrophic.” He tapped the screen with the back of the pen and asked, “How closely were you monitoring the collapse on this test?”

“I wasn’t, not directly anyways,” she answered. “I focused on the new converter coils and the containment field. I figured the computers could handle everything else.”

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