– Beginning of Message from the Inter-Planetary Council –
Final verdict of the Inter-Planetary Council:
The former 4D Holographik Brain Imprintz Kompany broke the inter-planetary Code of Conduct on at least 2468 counts.
The pirate ship, aka the former 4D Holographik Brain Imprintz Kompany is to be zapped by the Zaaturu Super Fast Streaming Quark Ray to quantic dust in the Inter-Planetary Annhilation Dock within 7 orbital spins of Zaaturu.
The trial of the known former associates of the 4D Holographik Brain Imprintz Kompany on 23 planets is ongoing. Many of their consciousnesses have already been transferred to the ether due to the organic process of decay. Even if all of them become non-functional in their own organic worlds, a verdict is essential, so as to deter the actions of those who follow the offerings, or use unethical products of future inter-planetary pirates.
As for the fate of the former associates of the nefarious pirate who did a 180 degree turn when exposed to the Holistic Universal Anti-Virus, the trial is ongoing.
This is our first verdict:
While these former offenders are still in their organic forms, we order them to work for period of time (that is equivalent to a quarter of the average life span on their planet) in the Zaaturu Debris Sorter. They will sort chaotic dust particles from other metallic traces when the ores collected from meteors are processed. All the peoples of Zaaturu have evolved to a stage beyond this sort of tedious and repetitive work.
However, since there is a 1% probability of that this work might lead to the discovery of a new strain of metal which could possibly be conducive to new scientific innovation, these sentenced beings will be contributing to the overall evolution of the galaxy, though at the slowest pace possible.
An exception has been made for the former management team of the DarkDrinxKo from planet Earth, as they call themselves. Their lawyer is pleading that amnesty be given to them, as they had very weak brains, which were influenced too easily by the 4D Holographik Brain Imprintz Kompany. Also, their form of mental instability, inherited by inter-mixing their gene pool over the centuries with other inter-planetary species, was augmented by the rays deployed by the erstwhile pirates. This fact cannot be verified as those rays cannot be utilized on them again.
Their plea of ‘not guilty’ on grounds of mental incompetence is rejected, as they did manage to earn the highest amount of millions of energy units unfairly from their consumers whose brains were imprinted by unfair means.
Since they still cannot be trusted to inform their guards if they do find a new vein of metals, and to start riots in the Zaaturu Debris Sorter, tracking chips will be inserted in their brains. These will have a delayed release of Holistic Universal Anti-Virus in their unstable brains at every orbit of Zaataru.
They will be given the task of cleaning the Isle of Vacuity, the furthest moon of Zaaturu. They will not be contributing to the common evolution of the galactic community, as no life form can survive on the Isle of Vacuity. So it cannot be prepared for future life implants or colonization. Organic Energy Units, enough for the sustenance of their life form will be dropped every seven orbits of the Isle. In case they do not fulfill their duties exactly as prescribed, they will be zapped by the Holistic Universal Anti-Virus, even if it damages their so-called brains.
Their families will be dispersed in high security prisons throughout this quadrant.
– End of Message from the Inter-Planetary Council –
Sultana Raza’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Columbia Journal, and The New Verse News, London Grip, Classical Poetry Society, spillwords, Poetry24, Dissident Voice, and The Peacock Journal. Her fiction has received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train Review (USA), and has been published in Coldnoon Journal, Szirine, apertura, Entropy, and ensemble (in French). She has read her fiction/poems in India, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, England, Ireland, and the US. Sultana recommends MSF.