Welcome to Writing Wednesday everyone! How's the week going so far? Mine's been awesome. I'm just finishing up the seventh episode for The Last Legacy. I've begun writing Finding Sam and Fallout, too. I have way too many book ideas and not enough time to write them all! It's a serious drag. BUT I'll always have time for writing Wednesday. So let's get to prompting so we can get our brains moving.
Prompt Sixty-Six- Hot Issue
Your job is to invent a new sensational issue that's actually not real and write a news story about it. Keep it as close to like a newspaper article as you can. Try the new format and play around with it. This should be fun!
Breaking: The hotdogs have spoiled the sewer rats.
On February 18th, sewer rats flooded the streets of New York. Early reports tell us that the rats have been feeding off discarded hot-dogs off the carts that line most streets in New York City. Due to their extreme obesity, the rats pose a serious threat to both the safety and cleanliness of our beloved city.
"When the first rat crawled out, I was sitting on a bench, eating one of the hot-dogs that supposedly fed them. I had read reports of the missing hot-dogs, but figured it was just a slow news day. But when I saw them...There was no denying the fact that they ate the hot-dogs. Long gone are the days of proportionally shaped rats. They're long and thick." The woman denied telling us more, claiming that the image was too disturbing.
Taking to the streets was like walking through a ghost town. The humans of New York City no longer own it. They huddle in their homes. When we passed by a deserted Dunkin' Donuts we saw the indents of faces against the glass windows. But the rats didn't like that much, so the human's scurried back into their safe houses.
Donning special suits that allegedly protect us against the rats, we decided to pet a rat and see its reaction. It was a tragic mistake. We are sad to report that our dear producer, Brian Filliams, was eaten alive by a particularly hungry rat. It doesn't help that humans are long and thin--similar to the rats favorite and only meal, hot-dogs.
The mayor is expected to deliver a press conference in the confines of his own home later this evening. We expect that the National Guard will be called in to exterminate the threats. However, we also know that to rid the city of all the hot-dog infested rats would be nearly impossible.
Perhaps bombing would be a better idea. Again, it wouldn't be one-hundred percent effective. One thing we know for sure. These rats came to eat, and we don't want to be their fodder. This is Mandy Randison, signing out. Good day, New York! Hopefully tomorrow will be a less-crowded, less-obese day.
© Taylor Lavati 2017
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