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The Blue Rebellion

Uploaded by spootyhead on Apr 18, 2007

The Blue Rebellion

Why did dad send me here? He knew that Asuro was a corrupt company with a tendency for false advertising. Relaxing, exotic military colony my-ass. It’s more like planet of the damned. There’s not too much I can do about it now, though. Here I am on Pluto. I think it’s 2155, but after working in the mines for years I’ve pretty much stopped keeping track. All the miners work for at least 14 hours day, sweating in our enviro-suits and tediously working in the drillers, constantly searching for an iota of any sort of valuable metal. We have only 15 minutes to eat a meager, company-provided meal of trash. Everyday, the only color I see is blue. The entire planet gives off an iridescent indigo glow. I don’t even know if I can still see any other colors. To make things worse, a plague has been spreading through the mines, killing thousands of miners. No one knows the cause or the cure for the plague, but when people start to suddenly collapse and spasm around the mines, everyone becomes cautious. Cautious of something they cannot even identify. Asuro has hired mercenary guards to control the miners and keep us on task. They all treat us like shit. Lately, there have been wanted posters up all over the mines. Someone going by the name Sôl has started a revolution among the miners, calling themselves the Blue Rebellion. Sôl claims that Shyft, CEO of Asuro, is responsible for the plague as some sort of conspiracy. I don’t know about that, but the idea of a revolution seems pretty visionary. The miners outnumber the guards a thousand to one; we have a pretty good chance of overpowering them, even without any firepower. Well, until anything really happens, I’m still stuck here in these hellish mines, waiting for the day I am become free from this life. A life of slavery.

“Kid! You there! Hey kid!” I came out of my daydream to hear a fellow miner calling me. “Hey kid, shift’s over; time to get some well-needed sleep.” I blankly glared at him, “I have a name, you know.” He raised an eyebrow at me and said, “Fine, kid. What’s your name?” I noticed that he...

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Uploaded by:   spootyhead

Date:   04/18/2007

Category:   Stories

Length:   11 pages (2,482 words)

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