Trapped!

Previously on The Martian Muckraker: For months Sarah of Earth and C’therax of Mars traded information by interplanetary transmission to aid the cause of freedom on both sides of Earth’s Great Barricade.  Earthling authorities want Sarah, an influential political agitator, arrested or killed but lack the political consensus to do so.  C’therax and his allies […]

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Spider on a Mission

“F’delty, this is Michael, my cousin.” Sarah said.  F’delty gave a slight bow and shook Michael’s hand. “Sarah’s efforts to reverse Earthling hatred of the Martian people have given us much hope,” F’delty said. Michael nodded, never the talkative type. Sarah opened her laptop and activated the Command Line Interface.  A few commands later a […]

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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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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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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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