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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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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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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