Tuesday Writing Prompt
For a town with only one newspaper and a newspaper that averaged only 8 pages, it was an unusually slow week for news. Oh there were all the usual pieces about local politics (the mayor was running for an unprecedented 6th term) and petty crime (two garden sheds were broken into last week). Obituaries took up a full page, a sign that the town was literally dying a slow death as not enough children were being born to replace the rapidly aging population. Since school was out there weren’t any high school sports to cover. Last week they had run a big spread on this year’s graduating class but now the newspaper’s two reporters, a husband and wife team, were struggling to find an item for the front page.
Then the phone rang…
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