Appeared in Writers of the Future 27
Marianne Summers, aging reporter with waning popularity due to a false plagiarism charge, covers the fifth anniversary in a terrorist attack on the moon colony that led to its independence. Thomas Rubbner, who'd lost his wife in the attack, orates that he believes that the attack is a sham and he wants to talk to his wife. Luna City Security blocks reporters from broadcasting, which causes Marianne to wonder what's truly going on. She wants an interview with Thomas but security doesn't want to grant the interview. Security says that Thomas has died, in fact.
Interesting play on security and terrorism affecting politics today. Nice nesting of motives, secret within secrets.