Sex, politics, senseless shootings, exploitative news. It’s all here.
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.
Love the way you set the scene, the use of phrasing like, “to mimic startledness” and then the way you end it with a complete understatement, “Action News ended poorly.” Ha, no kidding 😛
Thank you, c.c.
Love this, Randy! I could see that news anchor clear as day.
and then falling as dark as night.
Thanks for reading and commenting.
You little Dickens.
Leave my Dickens out of this. You rascal.
I could picture every moment…and thought also of Mildred Pierce reporting…wry..funny and that blouse is certainly hypnotic!
Isn’t it meant to be hypnotic from all those style reporters who titillate (ahem) the news for us.
Randy (I’m sorry – I went there)
Help me with the Mildred Pierce reporting comment. I’ve been doing some Internet research and can’t seem to get a good handle on your reference..
Awesome! Humorous but all to real!
funny you should say that… 😉