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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Determined to Soar

By Sp’Rark Boson, Special Reporter for the Martian Muckraker Malach Zyren of the planet Pyronia nearly cried when she saw her image being projected over the C’ruluian capital’s skyline after the Hoverboard Grand Prix. A mere five years ago her own family had told her she was “an utter disgrace to our family and to […]

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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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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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Queen High

C’therax motioned for Sarah to pause so he could jot down some notes.  Sarah used the opportunity to put some ointment on the red mark on her throat.  When C’therax looked up he said, “Tell me about the prison interview.”  Sarah’s mind went back… “You know, I am your only way out of here.” Sarah […]

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