“It’s 5pm! I’ll go hit a bus load of nuns, if I have too.” Mr Cooper waves his fist in the air. “We have 45 minutes to find something in that Damn copter for the 6 o’clock lead!”
“Sir,the police scanner is quiet except for a puppy rescue.” William Dare looks at his boss like this is below the award winning investigative reporter.
“You’ll be doing Public Service Announcements if we get scooped on this story, Billy Boy!” Mr Cooper looks through his soul. “We made up accidents in my day! Stock footage and hand edited too! You’re all soft. The news is a work of art! Precious opera of life! I’d give my right arm for another round of it!”
“This is Willam Dare.” He interfaces himself to the firemen.
“You’re an idiot! You chased the dog back in the sewer with that helicopter!” Eric looks over him and his cameraman.
Behind them Channel 10 films the whole conversation. They weren’t scoped, just the lead story instead.
Written as part of a challenge called Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, details are available at https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/fffaw-challenge-week-of-august-30-2016/