Saturday, September 12, 2015

Today's #flashfiction Striking News

 “Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not eat them here or there. I would not eat them anywhere. I would not eat green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.
Adam Richman, Man v. Food* #quote

My laptop nearly ran out of juice the other day. So I pulped some oranges and it was working at 100% again. Anyway onto the flash fiction!

Striking News

         Thomas, leading an uninteresting life with a balding head and a newly caffeinated mind, opened up his Saturday newspaper. The front page article shook his world by detailing the fact that zombies invaded his town! It described the monsters, their attack, and how the virus spread over such a short time. Thomas didn't have family or friends to save, but he did need to save himself. He grabbed a baseball bat. He looked out the window prepared to board his windows when the hordes came. Strangely he only saw his neighbors getting ready. Together everyone prepared for a siege with a careful eye on those around them. The article said to spread by contact so they refused to leave their homes and had yet left to raid.

          The next day, before everyone began to gear up and fight a war for supplies and wage war through the city it was revealed that the article was caused by someone mixing up the front page article file on their computer with part of a zombie ebook they downloaded. Those with less active imaginations stopped anyone who lashed out before the misunderstanding was cleared up. At least that was the cover story. It was a drill, to see how prepared for the zombies we would be. And the secret anti-monster organizations decided that we've been properly trained for zombie attacks by the media we've been consuming. Next they would ensure immunity to pixie attacks.

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