by Michael C.
Gus was reading the latest
edition of Sports Illustrated when he
turned his attention to CNN.
The asteroid is now said
to be on a collision course with Earth. It was
expected to come within 50 thousand miles of the
planet, but last night the Crimean Astrophysical
Observatory recalculated its path and discovered
it is headed directly toward us . . .
Gus stood up and moved
closer to the wall-mounted flat screen. What
the . . .?
It is calculated to be a
mile wide. Experts say it possesses the
equivalent of a 900-kiloton bomb, enough to
create massive destruction to the planet and
likely end all forms of life . . .
Okay! Okay! he
shouted angrily. What about the football