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Marty pulled the curtain back enough to see with one eye. The paparazzi camped out beyond the gate at edge of his property. Crowds gathered behind them held taunting signs. A hot pink sign read, ‘Made a deal with the devil, now you have to pay’. An orange one read ‘Thief’. A bright green one read, ‘Marry me’ to which he rolled his eyes.
Universal facial recognition technology used by the police and reporters was foolproof. He couldn’t go anywhere without being spotted. That changed with his newest invention – prototype cloaking device. Before he started using it, he would disguise himself with different clothes or hats. It didn’t matter the time of day or night he left his home. They followed him anywhere he went, peppering him with questions.