Here’s a little 100-word conversation that jumped into my mind as soon as I saw this picture. It seemed relevant somehow. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, both for the photo prompt and for hosting the Friday Fictioneers.
“How can you report on something so stupid, Ted?”
“I report what they tell me to report.”
“Seriously? What if they told you to report that the earth is flat?”
“Leave me alone. I’m going to get through this broadcast about a teacup poodle beating up its owner and then go home.”
“Ted, look at me. The government is under water, the climate is haywire, terrorists are at the gates, and you’re willing to do a report on an abusive teacup poodle?”
“Abuse is inherited and often involves mental illness, Marsha. People need to be aware.”
“You worry me, Ted.”
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