The transmission was a surprise, its message, once decrypted, both hopeful and dismaying. "We made it but we had to fry the robots. Sorry!!"
This week's Form and Genre Challenge category is "Twitfic," in which the writer is challenged to write an entire story in exactly 140 characters. And yes, this is a sequel of sorts to last week's entry "Settlers' Woes" but I like to think it stands on its own.