“Man ‘Definitely’ Saw Aliens!”
“Doctor ‘Heals’ With Touch Alone!”
“Scientists ‘Travel’ Back In Time!”
The Editor-in-Chief threw the papers across the room as he spat out each headline. “It would be nice, just once, to have a front page that was genuine and didn’t require quotation marks for legal reasons.”
“Remember we did try that, sir,” Sub Editor Mulvey mumbled, “and we ended up being sued.”
The Editor-in-Chief shrugged, “How was I to know you couldn’t prove the President was actually ‘Making America Great Again!’” He sat back down behind his desk. “Okay, what have we got for tomorrow?”
Mulvey glanced at his notepad nervously. “Politicians Say Brexit A ‘Really Good Idea!’”
“Not Brexit again,” the Chief groaned.
“Man Claims Climate Change ‘Not Real!’”
A shake of the head.
”Journalism Plumbs New Depths Of Sensationalism To Boost Sales and Further Their Owners Political Agendas!’ – there’s no quotation marks in that one, Chief.”
Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE.
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