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Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “Wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:
The Last Action News
Late breaking news, declares Diane,
Anchor of the Channel 10 News Team,
her long dark hair loose, open white blouse heaving,
as she wipes a perfect strand from her face, and widens her eyes
to mimic startledness, and intensity,
before the camera closes in.
Our own Action News Team has just reported
that in the last closing hours, the State
has been hit with heavy facts
knowing that there is grave risk involved.
The fight to stave off that offensive,
brought on by the opposition early this morning,
may end in duplicitousness,
which, our President,
always hopeful of a fix,
lithely stated in his own words in his own Oval Office.
Diane’s eyes widened again as the camera angled back
showing off her lovely upper torso,
which then fell sideways
as loud harrowing bangs rang out in the studio.
The camera jiggled violently.
There was screaming. Someone yelled for help.
The view went dark.
This just in…
Action News ended poorly tonight.