– Beginning of Message from the Probations Committee of the Inter-Planetary Council –
We, the Probations Committee of the Inter-Planetary Council condemn you, the former CEO of DarkDrinxKo to a life sentence for not reporting immediately after your ship exploded, and you took off in the escape pod. Did you really think we would not monitor all the sound engineers sent from Sushostra to planet three of the solar system very carefully.
The investigation into the explosion is ongoing. So your trial will be suspended. You will be held in a high security cell on Tuphara. There you will sort blocks of soap into ten shades of green. For the remainder of your organic existence. You have forfeited all entertainment privileges. Your outings will consist of cleaning the underground drains of Tuphara under tight supervision.
We cannot guarantee you will be able to re-materialize in Tuphara after you’re beamed up. You have forfeited the right to ask that you be sent on a prison ship, instead of being beamed up. In case only parts of you rematerialize, you will not be granted the right to have synthetic body parts.
– End of Message from the Probations Committee of 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.