Neurocrypto by Marc A. Criley

Flickering LEDs on the ranks of coffin-sized boxes softly illuminated the vast warehouse.

“We tell them Neurocrypto utilizes the idle ninety percent of their brain–so no side effects.”

“I thought the ‘humans only use ten percent of their brain’ thing was a myth?”

“It is, but say ‘dark crypto’ and wannabe crypto-billionaires come running.”

“Okay, but where’s my company fit in? We’re medical waste disposal.”

“That ‘ninety percent’ of the brain that Neurocrypto hijacks is actually what keeps a person alive, so we need…uh…discrete biomass disposal.”

“Ah, I see… We can do that. For real money.”

“Of course.”

Marc A. Criley lives in north Alabama, started writing later in life, and is making up for lost time. He’s been published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Galaxy’s Edge, here in Martian Magazine, and elsewhere. Marc maintains a blog at and makes noises on social media.

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