A Conquered Nation

“You’ve been coming here everyday?” C’therax gave a start and looked back to see Sp’Rark approaching the crater’s edge. “You scared me,” he said.  He turned back to look again at the vast Crater whose edge he was sitting at.  The red soil here twinkled under the Martian sun.  In the distance one could see […]

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Computing Justice

“C’therax!  Over here!” Sp’Rark called.  C’therax looked and saw Sp’Rark and Dr. Vyryn by the force field gate.  He nodded and ran over to them. The force field opened.  “Dr. Vyryn!  It is so good to see you old friend,” a lengthy elderly martian called out.  Dr. Vyryn and the newcomer embraced. “Sp’Rark, C’therax this […]

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Fireworks

Three booms went off outside and the flash could be seen from inside Sarah’s apartment, even with the draperies closed. Dia’dymn squealed and ran back and forth across the living area of the apartment before jumping once more into Sarah’s arms. “It’s OK boy!” Sarah said as she cuddled him.  “It’s OK.  I’m h-here!  I-I’m […]

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Explosion at Centralica Mine

BREAKING NEWS – This will be developed as events unfold! All Time Dates are Milky Way Central Time MW 400:323  Three satellites have exploded off of the mining colony of Centralica Moon, just off of Jupiter.  A government ship from the Martian High Council and two ships from the Martian Muckraker have responded.  We are amplifying […]

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A New Friend

Sarah angrily typed into the Martian communicator that C’therax had given her. C’therax!  Please respond! NOW! The device pinged to show that he had received the message. Sarah!  What is it? TAKE A GUESS!  Sarah tapped out angrily. There was a pause.  Sarah could see that C’therax was typing on his communicator due to a […]

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War of Narratives

“C’rululian Empire warships in Martian space, C’therax!” Dr. Vyryn shouted.  C’therax slammed a button on his watch and an alarm sounded throughout the press offices of the Martian Muckraker. “No worries everyone!  We’ve rehearsed for this!  STAND FIRM IN THE IMMUTABLE!” C’therax roared. “STAND FIRM IN THE IMMUTABLE!” a chorus of reporters and office staff […]

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Alien’s Best Friend

Sarah gave a look around her to ensure she was not being followed, then ducked into the comic book shop. Once inside, Sarah tapped a statue of Wonder Woman three times then pulled a hidden switch buried beneath a pile of 90’s Spider-man comics. The trapdoor opened and she quickly ducked inside. F’delty and several […]

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Starry Night

‘There are many things the State’s hiding of  Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is.  It is disgusting.  It is reprehensible.  It is a setback for democracy.  But there is one thing that it isn’t: surprising.  Our leaders want us to forget what the stars look like so that we will never dream of the Great Barricade […]

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Stand Firm

On Mars… “We need to run the story now, Sp’Rark,” C’therax said. “C’therax!  You interviewed…” Sp’Rark interrupted. “You brought an Earthling larvae…” “…by accident.  And that was Xogue’s fault.  And we promptly returned her.  And we are sure as heck are not going to run an article about her!” “You’re lucky the biosensors on the Great […]

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Last Rites

Sarah transmitted her blog’s profile of Rex to C’therax.  He stated to read it: “The thing about being in downtown Greatsville, is that we were used to being ignored,” Rex Marshall, an inmate soon to be executed for ‘betraying his species’ says.  “We were in poverty.  We were ignored.  We were hopeless.  We were ignored.  […]

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