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The Sadistic Mr. Fox

Smile and the whole world believes it.

By JBazPublished 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2023
The Sadistic Mr. Fox
Photo by Debasish Lenka on Unsplash

With inner silence he rejoices in the misery and pain of others. Outwardly, empathy oozes from him like slug slime.

Last night's fire in the low-income housing block, and yesterday’s mass shooting was damn near orgasmic.

Glancing to his right, thoughts of piercing a dagger into the woman's heart thrills the shit out of him. He shoots her a smile instead.

He glares, as a man points a finger at him and mouths the words …three…two…one.

With a practiced solemn pseudo grin, he begins.

“Good evening, and welcome to the six o’clock news. Four dead as tragedy struck….”


About the Creator


I have enjoyed writing for most of my life, never professionally.

I wish to now share my stories with others, lets see where it goes.

Born and raised on the Canadian Prairies, I currently reside on the West Coast. I call both places home.

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  • The Invisible Writer4 months ago

    Great story especially the title!

  • Scott Christenson4 months ago

    Nice story! After writing a very dark story myself this week, now feel comforted that it might fit in here lol. And your first paragraph sings narcissistic personality disorder. I've known a few journalists, pleasant calm rational people, that hope for epic chaos tomorrow in order to win their pulitzers. The irony!.

  • Should I be worried because I resonated with him? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Awesome story! Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Samya Mohammed5 months ago

    Tips anyone please ? 🥹🫶❤️

  • Judey Kalchik 5 months ago

    Wow- what a twist! Superb!

  • F. Leonora Solomon5 months ago

    this is so ironic. i was watching a newscast today and thinking what is that anchor hiding? hopefully not this! awesome story!!!!👏👏👏👏

  • C. H. Richard5 months ago

    That was so good! I'm not sure how newscasters manage it sometimes. I'm sure there are couple like this nice fella. Well done and congratulations on Top story ❤️

  • Erika Ravnsborg5 months ago

    Well done! You have me in wide-eyed awe right now.

  • Brannan K.5 months ago

    Made me think of Joker, but less honest! Talking heads are rarely honest.

  • Oh wow. You hit it on the nose with that one. All about ratings, right? That was extremely well done!

  • Kendall Defoe 5 months ago

    Okay, you got my attention. Don't forget the apostrophe with 'last night's fire'. :/

  • Lamar Wiggins5 months ago

    Wow! This has everything you can ask for in a micro piece. Excellent work and congrats, J.

  • Heidi McCloskey5 months ago

    Great story!

  • J. R. Lowe5 months ago

    Great twist!! What a thrilling short fiction piece 😯

  • Excellent work congratulations on your Top Story

  • Tom Jardine5 months ago

    Ahh Jason, ya got me with that one, my son. Nice work and a well deserved TS! As a P.S., I hate to admit this, but lately, I find myself tuning in to the early Monday morning cable news to catch the latest tally from the previous weekend's incidents. Sad,eh?

  • Mackenzie Davis5 months ago

    Very well crafted micro piece! I had to go back to get the full impact—a sign that it has great subtext. The image was a good red herring and hook, got to the core feeling immediately, and established a satisfying twist. Congrats! It was a fun read.

  • Dana Stewart5 months ago

    BIG message in a small story - You nailed it, Jason! Absolutely fantastic!! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Carol Townend5 months ago

    I really like this, and I love the suspense at the end.

  • Donna Renee5 months ago

    👏👏 I am so glad this one got TS!!

  • Great job!! Definitely deserves top story! Reminds me of the Don Henley song

  • Shane Dobbie5 months ago

    Have that Fox News.

  • Dean F. Hardy5 months ago

    Really enjoyed this J. Glad it's a TS.

  • Loryne Andawey5 months ago

    Well well well! I may be reading too much into this but I applaud the mirror image and allusions in your work. Well done and congratulations on your Top Story!

  • J. S. Wade5 months ago

    Yowzer! This is great! 🥰 Congratulations 🥇

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