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Rated: E · Short Story · Satire · #2122095
A little Media satire
“The man had been born blind” she thought. “No eyes at all, just empty sockets where eyes should be.”

She decided on a plan for her next human interest story. She would interview this man on camera. Get his story of affliction, and day to day survival. Then angle it to embarrass the administration she so hated. It would be another scandal.

“Hello Sir. I’m a reporter. I wonder if I could interview you for a story over at channel 6 “Eye on the Ball News?”

“Not sure why anyone would want to interview me, but go ahead. What did you say your name was?”

“I’m Amy Sumearall.” She said, unconsciously smoothing her dress. Then pressing the microphone forward she said: “I want to ask you about your struggle as a blind person in America. How do you handle it, born blind like that? And how did you end up in the streets?”

“Well,” he said. Don’t see how it is any of your business Miss Sumearall, but since you asked, I’ll tell you.

I was born to a wealthy, prestigious family. I enjoyed every advantage in life. My future was handed to me on a silver platter. I went to the best schools, choosing Ophthalmology for my life’s work.”

“But sir.” She said in alarm. “You were born blind. How could you be an Opthamologist?”

“I wasn’t born blind, dearie. I sold my eyes to a wealthy businessman who had sent agents to Brazil to “harvest” from the street children. I made a deal. He could have my eyes, if he would leave the children alone.”

“Breaking news! This is Amy Sumearall reporting. Donald Trump’s eyes might not be his own.”
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