Heart of Steel

For immediate publication on all news frequencies on the Hyperspace Tachyon Transmission Protocol: Cazimir Cometdust says he relives the explosion that destroyed his body at least once a month in his nightmares. “I remember there was a searing heat, and a boom that shook my ribs. I was screaming in pain…and then suddenly I felt […]

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On Earthlings and Empires

Transmitting to all Star Systems from the Martian Muckraker: We repeat!  The Earthlings have devised a planetary barricade.  Our ships have been confiscated.  We need to evacuate Earth!  Soon, we will not be able to see the stars in the sky.  Please, as the Immutable lives, we need help!  Thirty minutes to the closing of […]

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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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Truce at Silk Crater Castle

    Food chain confusion has caused many tragic incidents throughout galactic history. The Liz’vilians eat eight-legged prey on their home world.  Upon discovering the eight-legged Venomites in the Concordia System the Liz’vilians, following their natural instincts, started using them for food, not realizing that these arachnids had developed high-level consciousness and rationality.  The resulting […]

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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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