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Anchor Babe and the Unfairness Doctrine

Anchor Babe and the Unfairness Doctrine

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Published by Cecil Hickman
Ambitious network anchor with a secret father and son seeks the truth of her firing against a backdrop of the Great Recession and Collapse of her profession.
Ambitious network anchor with a secret father and son seeks the truth of her firing against a backdrop of the Great Recession and Collapse of her profession.

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Published by: Cecil Hickman on Jan 02, 2011
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 Anchor
Babe 
 
IntroductionHello, everyone. I'mpublishing a novel. It is theadventures of anambitious woman with asecret father in adesperate race to find acure for a disease thatthreatens her secret son.Along the way she battlesthe Great Recession,investigates mysteriousnational events, andsuffers the collapse of herprofession. She getsunexpected help from ateam of college studentswho track down the truthsbehind the unfairness inlife.My goal is to publish anew chapter every weekwith episodes inspired byreal events.I invite you, the reader, tohelp by contributing any ofthe following:Real stories ofunfairness to fictionalizein episodes.Images, video and audioto illustrate the fictionProofreading, factchecking and fill in theblanks.
--author
The Sucker PunchThe worst day of a young life.Why did this happen?Not everything is black and white
 
Chapter One: "You're Fired!
A balding head pokes out the o
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ce door. Bland expression.Typical drone."Mizz Grant, will you please come to the o
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ce ?"A couple of folks glance up from their cubicles just in timeto see the target -- a mop of brunette hair framingimpossibly large hazel eyes that peer from behind a desktopcomputer."... be with you in a sec, Mike ... finishing up some factchecking."Surprisingly, that seems to annoy him a bit, so Mike Milanosteps further into the corridor."Sharee, I really need to speak to you right now ... that otherstu
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can wait."More heads turn. A handful of producers andcorrespondents become curious. Rarely do they hear Milanoraise his voice. He is not called Mono Mike without reason ...generally keeping his monotone personality parked behind acluttered desk.Sharee stands up ... and up ... and up. Her tousled manedoesn't really match the custom-tailored gray cardigan thatwraps snuggly up her six-foot height.Make that six-feet-three as she slips her narrow foot intostylish heels.One of the gawkers, the news show's recently promotedfemale commentator, takes envious notice of her new rival'soutfit. Her mind checks o
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the price tags. Gray cashmerecardigan cut long and cinched with a silk braided belt--$400.Underneath, a charcoal black, fitted skirt and tunic with afaux turtle neck--$500. The skirt slightly above the kneesand hosed in black. This ensemble plus accessories musthave cost $3000."Are those Jimmy Choo heels," she thinks, "That's a-thousand dollars there at least."

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