Friday, May 3, 2013

100-Word Scifi: "Teleprompter" [Short Story]

Every Friday, I write a 100-word story based on a random word. This week's word is "news."

by Nigel G. Mitchell

Trent Lockman looked at the TV camera. "And this just in, the president of the United States has suffered a fatal heart attack. More after this."

At the commercial break, the director ran up to Trent. "Are you insane?"

Trent frowned. "What's wrong?"

"Why are you announcing the death of the President?"

"I just read it off the teleprompter."

"Well, it's wrong." The director groaned. "We need to--"

The PA ran over with some pages. "This just came in. The president's had a heart attack. He's been pronounced dead."

Trent and the director looked at each other, and then the teleprompter.

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