SATIRE: News Media Haunted HouseSATIRE: News Media Haunted House2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Haunted House Scares Guests With Ebola, ISIS
This haunted house trades the ghosts, zombies, and ghouls for media boogeymen such as Ebola, global warming, and the Koch Brothers.
Tim Russet Potato
Every Halloween, the abandoned house at the end of Main Street has been used by the local theater group for their annual haunted house.
However, this year, instead of being haunted by imaginary boogeymen like ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, the house is hosting imaginary media boogeymen such as ISIS, Ebola, and the Koch Brothers.
The decision to update the house’s haunts was made in light of recent fear-mongering within the mainstream media, which proved to be harsh competition for traditional scares, the trope’s leader, Dr. Rector, claimed.
“When you have cable news channels pumping the public with fear 24/7 over Ebola and ISIS, suddenly classic horror monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein no longer scare people,” Rector said.
But rather than be
The Engagement - An account from the free society Full title: The Engagement: A verbal account from the free societyThe Engagement - An account from the free society13 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The following account takes places somewhere around the year 2100 and is 99% dialogue.
Sophie took off her sandals and placed them besides her. She laid on the lush grass, stretched her toes and looked over the free city of Bern.
‘ So if we get engaged in Bern, do we have to do anything really formal?’ she asked.
‘ Well, we’ll be asked to register with the Swiss Reformed Church and make a thoughtful donation, but no one will force us’ Noah replied, coming down from a tree. ‘ You know we don’t even have to register with anyone. It’s more of a tradition so the neighborhoods, companies and religious denominations know we’re together.’
‘ Have any good ideas about how it should go?’ Sophie continued with a smile.
‘ How about this: we go on a small pilgrimage to temples, churches, mosques and whatever we can find. We leave a small donation