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The Alphabet: S is For…Sinkholes Of Mars
In the Earth 3-B universe, the planet Mars is 25% larger than our Mars and has copious liquid water under the surface. In some areas, this water has built up pressure and eaten away at the soil above it. Everything looks fine until enough weight is placed upon the topsoil, then it collapses into a sinkhole.
Before humans learned how to identify these areas, mankind lost 5 rovers, two supply landers and a mega-robot meant to build the first dome. Since 2017, sinkhole locating satellites have identified 397 potential sinkholes. Space Fleet has a program to blast most of them open, allowing them to be visible and for water to be pumped out. So far, they have opened 87 of them.
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The Alphabet: S is For…Serious Sally
On Earth 562-E, there is a masked vigilante that strikes terror into the hearts of criminals. Her name is Serious Sally.
Wearing a black & gold Spandex suit that covers her from head to toe, the 5’5” Sally goes out at night armed with a high tech quarterstaff, a bunch of electrified shurikens and a really serious attitude about crime. By dawn, she has beaten the crap out of several criminals and prevented several burglaries, robberies and assaults. Rapists bodies are never found.
Sally does not seem to have any actual super powers, but she is a master of several martial art styles and has many electronic gadgets that aid her. Some of her victims claim she has one or more assistants, and the police believe this, but there is no solid proof to back it up.
Serious Sally is also very good at getting information about supposed “untouchable” criminal kingpins, corrupt city officials and dirty cops. She releases the information to news outlets and the internet. She has brought down some very big players.
How Serious is Sally? Well, when Joe “Kneecaps” Vitaliano, the biggest crime boss in town, put a $2,000,000.00 price tag on her head, he was found three days later hanging upside down naked from the street light at 1st & Main. He had been beaten to a pulp, had his underwear stuffed in his mouth and his prized kneecapping baseball bat shoved up his ass. A sign hanging from his neck said: “I was beaten up by a girl half my size”. Nobody has yet tried to collect the two million, assuming Joe “Wheelchair” Vitaliano is still up for paying it.