In this free short story, Waylee Freid, a young reporter in a near-future Baltimore, uncovers evidence that a powerful corporation called MediaCorp secretly co-opted the government to take control of nearly everything people see and hear. Can she get her evidence out and reverse the process before it's too late? Or will her editors succumb to outside pressure and bury her story?
This ebook also includes the first scene of Sleep State Interrupt, which takes place after the events of The Story. In this scene, an independent news organization takes on MediaCorp and finds itself under siege from riot police with experimental weapons.