True News

Photo by: Jill Wisoff

“The Intelligence Director is proactive at removing disruptive sources,” said Scorpio, Brent’s trainer for spy work.

As they strolled through the city, a man fell off a tall building.

“That was a foreign spy,” explained Scorpio.

A reporter, crossing the street, got hit by a car.

“Was that…?”

“That reporter spread fake news about the Director being a lousy fisherman. He had to be dealt with.”

As they crossed a bridge, folks fished from it. A man hooked a large fish and got yanked off the bridge, falling to his doom.

“What about that guy?”

Scorpio sighed. “That was the Director.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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46 Responses to True News

  1. Ha ha ha… well then! If you’re bad, you have to be dealt with, no matter WHO you are! 😉


  2. Apparently the Director lacked a bit of intelligence re: fishing spots. Or is this another “What goes around, comes around” tale?


  3. Iain Kelly says:

    There’s always a bigger fish. Nicely done.


  4. James Pyles says:

    Apparently not fake.

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  5. I loved this! So different, and darkly funny too. Very nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. Dear Eric,

    Late afternoon read…no coffee to snort. 😉 Getting wise here…laughed out loud.



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  7. Clearly all criticism of our leaders has to be considered fake news. At least that’s the word from the top this week.

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  8. Ha ha ha. That was one helluva crazy ride.

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  9. draliman says:

    Oh dear. Possibly he was a lousy fisherman after all 🙂

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  10. Dale says:

    So much fun, you are, Eric. Love the way your mind works… A delight week after week!

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  11. pennygadd51 says:

    ‘The Intelligence Director is proactive at removing disruptive sources,’ – what a wonderful way you capture the nonsense on which modern managers thrive. No wonder the Director got pulled from the bridge – he was probably less intelligent than the fish.
    I like your humour, EagleAye!


    • EagleAye says:

      Do you mean applying euphemisms that disguise the true nature of their stupidity? Yeah, there’s lots of those out there. People that think using a different word for something like, “lying,” for example, absolves them of the act of lying. And yeah, he was less intelligent than the fish. Thank you Darwin! 😉 Thanks Penny!

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  12. gahlearner says:

    I love this. If only some of these proactive protagonists could be interested in fishing instead of playing golf we all could sleep better at night.


  13. Mike says:

    Sounds like the fish are beginning to get tough. Funny that just like your story.


  14. granonine says:

    Great story, thanks for the laugh 🙂

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  15. As a fisherman, I would say the reporter crossing the street had it coming. If not stopped, he might have started telling people the Director exagerated about the size of his fish–which we all know now, clearly isn’t true.

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  16. lisarey1990 says:

    Loved it. Great dark humour.

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  17. jillyfunnell says:

    The catcher caught! Love a bit of black humour.

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  18. Indira says:

    Enjoyed. 🙂


  19. Joy Pixley says:

    Finally hooked something larger than he could handle, did he? Well, serves him right… Another funny story, Eric!

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