Newspaper Of Record

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**Detroit Free Press: [Feel like a Domino’s pizza? Order it online](http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070731/BUSINESS/70731027)**

Newspaper Of Record
A One Act Play
Based On Imagined But Plausible Events
By Dan Dickinson

CURTAIN UP:

INT. DETROIT FREE PRESS NEWSROOM. SUMMER, 2007

THREE REPORTERS sit at desks in an otherwise empty newsroom. They all intently stare at their computers. A clock audibly ticks.

REPORTER A sighs, stands up, and stretches to crack his back.

REPORTER A Hey, what have you guys got for stories today?


REPORTER B (barely looking up) I got nothing.


REPORTER C Me neither.


REPORTER A kicks the air.

REPORTER A (sighing) God damnit. We need to put something in the paper today. Can't have a paper without stories!


REPORTER B Yeah, yeah, we know.


REPORTER C (checking his watch) Hey, it's almost lunch time. Whatdya guys want?


REPORTER A We did chinese yesterday - how about pizza. Maybe some Dominos.


REPORTER B Alright, let me order it online.


REPORTER C (slightly astonished) Wow, I didn't know you could order Dominos online.


There is a BEAT.

REPORTER A (putting finger into the air and yelling triumphantly) PRINT IT!


CURTAIN FALLS.

FIN.