“Earlier this morning, the Pentagon discovered the designs for an honest-to-God death-ray. Part of the DARPA program Ike just started to try to catch up with the Soviets after Sputnik. Within three years the program will be in full swing at Martin Marietta in Denver, and…”
“Sounds pretty standard. Let me guess the mission! Uhm…don’t let this anachronistic technology upset the careful balance of blah blah blah…? What happened? Some future super-patriot decide to help knock the communists out of the Cold War before the Russians can do it to themselves?”
“No…it’s…it’s a little more complicated than that. It’s Atlantean.”
More 100 Words
Illuminerdy fan and regular 100 Words contributor Tom (@amarthis) gives us 100 words of alien horror with “Merciful gods of earth, I am falling into the sky!”
The cue for this week’s special TimeWatch 100 Word RPG Hook was “death-ray.” Read a little more about the forthcoming TimeWatch RPG from Kevin Kulp and Pelgrane Press right here. You can read more about Martin-Marietta’s (very real) 1961 death-ray, complete with an operation Paperclip German scientist, here.
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