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Tragedy In The Channel 57 Newsroom: Matt Welcomb and Art Gallery are reporting the news from East Westburg when something goes wrong
Posted by murki, Nov 9, 2007. 2019 views. ID = 300

Tragedy In The Channel 57 Newsroom

Posted by murki, Nov 9, 2007. 2019 views. ID = 300
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This post is Part 1 of a writing series titled Channel 57 News with Matt Welcomb and Art Gallery.

"On in five...four...three...two..."

"Good evening," I said. "This is Channel 57 News, bringing you all the latest breaking news from East Westburg - the town whose name proves that our founding fathers weren't the brightest bulbs in the box. I'm Matt Welcomb..."

"And I'm Art Gallery. Tonight on the Channel 57 News, there's a serial killer loose in town, a giant tidal wave coming in from the Atlantic, an alien spacecraft has landed in Washington DC, and a big pile of thermonuclear weapons has just been detonated over Trenton, New Jersey."

"But before we get to all those stories," I said, "let's deal with the important stuff. The Red Sox have won game two of the World Series, which some say is proof that the end of the world is near..."

Suddenly I heard a giant roaring sound, and Art and I were instantly coated with a sticky, wet, slimy substance.


Art looked at me and said, "Was that the tidal wave?"

I shook my head in disgust.

"Cut!" a booming voice called out from overhead. I peeked out from the tiny box which was our news room set. I wish they didn't have to shrink us down to this size in order to fit us in everyone's television sets.

I glared at the producer. "Bob," I said, "If you have to sneeze, could you PLEASE turn your head away?"


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This post is Part 1 of a writing series titled Channel 57 News with Matt Welcomb and Art Gallery. The next part of this series can be found here: Aliens In Trenton, New Jersey.
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Comments


Douglas
Nov 9, 2007
Ha ha! This is fun.

Just one little little thing...

" a big pile of thermonuclear weapons have just been detonated "

actually should be "has just been", instead of "have". Reason is, you're talking about "a big pile", which is singular.
   ~Posted by Douglas, Nov 9, 2007

murki
Nov 9, 2007
thanx. how do I fix that?
   ~Posted by murki, Nov 9, 2007

murki
Nov 9, 2007
I found it.
   ~Posted by murki, Nov 9, 2007

Katie
Nov 13, 2007
LOL! Excellent job! :-)
   ~Posted by Katie, Nov 13, 2007



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