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Your News at Nine

“In today’s headlines,” said the news anchor on TV, “civil unrest rages on throughout the Middle East. Also, Hugh and Bob Mungus need to stop playing so much XBox and do their homework.”

“Huh?” said Hugh and Bob.

Mom grinned. She hadn’t told her sons about her new boyfriend yet.

This story was based on the TypeTrigger prompt, “in today’s headlines.”


“My life is so mundane,” she complained.

“You’re right,” he agreed. “Maybe you need to spice things up a bit.”

“Yeah! I’m just missing that little ‘je ne sais caliente’!”

“A little ‘I don’t know hot’?”

“Yeah! Like a European boyfriend!”

“That almost makes sense,” he said. “But not quite.”