Breaking Me Breaking News Breaking Me – A Collage

man charged with beating,
suffocating sisters‏ Platte County authorities

to discuss missing woman’s case 4 vehicles
collide on highway 9 near highway

169 construction workers hurt in possible
lightning strike‏ police: woman found dead in car

near 39th, Kensington‏ report Penn State leaders
didn’t protect kids‏ crashes snarl

morning commute in Johnson County
where can I go? firefighters battle large

landfill fire, fire breaks out at Blue
Springs motel‏ Zimmerman makes

bond, released from jail‏ KCPD investigates office
building break-in on Ward

Parkway‏ jobless rate remains at
8.2%‏ missing Atchison teen found

in Hiawatha‏ bank robbery suspect in
custody after Sugar Creek standoff‏ bank

who are my neighbors? robbery suspect in
standoff with police in Independence‏ Lawrence firefighters

battle large grass fire near neighborhood‏ Zimmerman’s
bond set at $1M‏ Leavenworth authorities seek missing 1

6-year-old‏ crews respond to Blue Springs apartment
fire 2 siblings electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks‏ person

killed in fall at Westin Crown Center Hotel‏ toddler
found wandering near 39th, Prospect‏ pedestrian

why do I do this? struck by suspect vehicle
during police chase KC police sergeant

accused of stealing from mother‏ man found
dead in home with no working AC or fans‏.


P.S. Pardon my temporary dive into the avant garde. This is the rearranged and deranged text message racket I’ve recently received from a local news station as “Breaking News.” These collage pieces don’t work well for most people, but they are fun for tinkering. Some of you may recognize the last line and a half as inspiration for another piece. Really, all of these little ditties could be the start of tragic, perhaps glorious, short stories if one were diligent and crafty enough.

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  1. #1 by Hudson Howl on July 16, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    Modern day found objects of sorts. I was think’n the ‘whole’ if you put some panche to it, when spoken out loud came off lyrical – somewhere between Marianne Faithfull’s (Broken English era and Lady Gaga-ish). Sorry the air condition has been broken, think my brain is still a tad over heated.

    • #2 by Carl on July 25, 2012 - 9:41 pm

      Love your comment! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  2. #3 by Imke Rust on July 17, 2012 - 2:46 am

    Cool, i like this very much!

    • #4 by Carl on July 25, 2012 - 9:42 pm

      Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it greatly.

      • #5 by Imke Rust on July 26, 2012 - 5:03 am

        🙂 Pleasure – i enjoy your posts, even if i do not always get to comment on them.

  3. #6 by Hawkruh on July 17, 2012 - 9:22 am

    I recognized the last line 🙂 taken as a whole, it is very “stream of conscious” in a breaking news way. Illustrates how fractured and ADD even our new is.

  4. #7 by Millie Ho on July 21, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Extremely funky beat. I love it!

    • #8 by Carl on July 25, 2012 - 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment.

  5. #9 by claudia on July 21, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    nice…we did this lately in the pub..writing poetry with snippets of articles or whatever.. it can work pretty well..and yours does

    • #10 by Carl on July 25, 2012 - 9:46 pm

      Thank you, Claudia. I wish I could keep up with all of you over at the pub.

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