On Tuesday, October 23, The New York Times published short stories focusing on the end of the Trump-Russia investigation, and one of the more notable (if poorly-written) tales involved a U.S. Secret Service agent helping a Russian spy assassinate President Trump.
In the wake of the recent scare involving unexploded bombs sent to prominent progressives, CNN, one of the progressive targets, blamed Trump for inciting the bomber.
What’s clear is that these two seething cauldrons of progressive bile masquerading as news outlets are using their bully pulpits to destroy a president they disagree with. This is unacceptable, no matter who you voted for.
It’s time to not just fight back, but write back. To that end, publisher Obsidian Point is sponsoring a flash fiction writing contest. In 1,000 words or less, tell us a story that describes the downfall of NYT, CNN, or both. We want to see, in writing, “Dear Diary” Jim Acosta get his comeuppance. What would make Don Lemon’s self-satisfied smirk vanish? What fake news story would finally get the failing New York Times to shut its doors? Which scandal would befall the ancient-but-still-twitching Maureen Dowd?
We’re not looking for assassination porn; let the amoral progressives at The New York Times publish those kinds of masturbatory fantasies. Any genre is welcome, from horror to comedy to science fiction to thriller to whatever. Make us laugh, make us cringe, make us throw up all over ourselves. But make it good.
Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org in any format that can be opened with Microsoft Word. Remember, 1,000 words or less. Deadline is Sunday, November 4. One story per writer.
The winning story will receive a Chick-Fil-A gift certificate and will be published in the upcoming anthology Appalling Stories 2: More Appalling Tales of Social Injustice, the sequel to the top-selling Appalling Stories: 13 Tales of Social Injustice. Runners-up will be published online in this space.