Photo Copyright: Al Forbes
This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–July 10th, 2016. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt.
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Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
THE NEWS FROM BOBBY by P.S. Joshi
Many children have a desire to be superheroes. Bobby Bitters wanted to be a journalist with The Pittstown-Pottsworth Paper. This desire was understandable as his mother, Beatrice Bitters, wrote an advice for the lovelorn column for the paper.
He would read her column every day and tell his friends to read it. When their parents found out, they didn’t know exactly what to do. They finally decided it could do no harm as identities were never given and Beatrice never wrote anything unfit for children. She was religious and kept it clean. It was a small paper owned and operated by religious Mr. Packer.
Bobby was always looking for interesting stories. He had a great source to hear about the problems adults in his area were having, his school friends. He figured he didn’t need to give advice, just report as that was part of the job. He could type news on the computer, make copies with the printer, and sell news to his school friends and other students at his school.
Soon there was a sizable problem. “John,” one of the mothers shouted at her husband, “this paper says you can’t stand my mother! Explain yourself.”