The Shine


“You are a human interest reporter and the last 3 stories I have gotten from you do not hold my human interest!” The editor screamed.

“Dad, it’s not my fault…this city sucks and doesn’t have any interesting humans living in it.” The reporter retorted.

The editor sighed, calmed down a bit, and looked at his young reporter son dead in the eye and spoke.

“Look son, you think just because you work for me that I am supposed to let this mediocre writing slide by? When you are here…you are a reporter, not my son. Go find me a story worth printing and give me a reason to pay you for it!!”

The young reporter stomped out of his Father’s large office and out of the building, determined to find something worth writing about.

The kid was just a few months out of college with his journalism degree in hand when his Father hired him.

Sure he barely graduated, but as the old saying goes, “A ‘D’ still gets the degree.”

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15 thoughts on “The Shine

  1. Love this post, and am really, really hoping there will be another installment!

  2. Al K Hall says:

    Excellent read, brother!

  3. Terry says:

    One of my favorites! I used the voice of Morgan Freeman in my head!

  4. […] ________ This was part of a continuing story of a character created by me. For the original story press “here“. […]

  5. […] never fled to another galaxy. He has been an inhabitant of Earth all the while…” […]

  6. Brilliant build up of intrigue. I was hooked onto it right from the first paragraph.

  7. lulupoetrycorner says:

    Loved the story. Loved the line “takes care of his vehicle”. I never looked at my shoes that way.

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