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Little Green Men

JQ-6 soared through the vacuum of space and soon would enter orbit around the planet designated GTF-613. The media preferred to call it “Big Pond” and JQ-6 was then dubbed Tadpole. It would land approximately two weeks and 15 hours after the 72nd anniversary of its launch. Tadpole’s mission: to discover the existence or viability of life on Big Pond, and attempt to study, communicate or otherwise interact with such life. After two years Tadpole had cataloged almost 35% of life on the planet and had been relaying the information back to Earth since Day One, what Tadpole didn’t know and would never learn was that the human species had been extinct for eight years.

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