The ECHO: Day 2 (Pg 12)


[Image 1: The old man and the journalist have approached a couple sitting in folding directors chairs in the lawn next to City Hall. The woman smiles as she hands a cup of coffee to the old man as her husband pours a second cup for the journalist. The old man speaks:

"Austin is a long way from zone 2. What brings you this far north?"

The journalist replies:

"I was watching the protest on the news last night - or I was until the feed dropped. Since then NNN has done nothing but condemn violence and send out throughts and prayers. I don't think they have any idea what's going on. I'm sure they're probably being sensored, so maybe it's not entirely their fault, but...I don't know...I guess I figured a lone journalist like me could get closer to the story than a big, flashy news crew."

Image 2: The old man hands the second cup of coffee to the journalist as they walk towards the street. The woman's smile has faded and she looks concerned as she listens to their conversation. Her husband holds her hand and looks at her with worry. The old man speaks:

"You might be right...What story is it, precisely, that you are looking to tell?"

The journalist replies:

"I'm not exactly sure. I've never covered a protest before...I thought I'd start by interviewing local business owners about the damages from last night, but so far I haven't even found a broken window."

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