There's Never Anything Good on TV

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A flash fiction piece. Did Kelly find anything to watch that night?

Submitted: January 26, 2017

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Submitted: January 26, 2017



There's Never Anything Good on TV. 

"Bored, bored, bored"  Kelly said out loud to herself, flicking through the TV channels.  She was home alone on a Saturday nightand she wasn't impressed. 

She hovered on a horrorfilm for a few seconds, contemplating watching it.  "Nope, I'm not giving myself nightmares when I'm all alone," she said decisively, "I'm going to bed." 

Grumpily she jabbed the off button on the remote and sauntered into the kitchen to grab a snack. As she turned back roundwith a drinkand carrying a bag of crispsbetween her teeth – she noticed the TV hadn't gone off.  It was making a strange whirring noise and flashing intermittently.  That's odd,  thought Kelly. 

As she dropped the crispsfrom her mouth, the packet caught slightly on her drink and a few splashes fell onto her hand.  She absentmindedly wiped it on her jeans. 

She tried pressing the button on the set, but this only made the whirring noise louder and the flashing brighter.  Feeling a littledisturbed,  Kelly reached round and pulled the plug fromthe wall.  The noisewas now deafening - it had gone from a whirring to aneerie wailing and the screen had turned black.  By now Kelly was petrified, she tried to move  away from the TV, but she was stuck in a strong magnetic hold.  She tried to scream, but she could not be heard above the noise.  Her eyes were drawn to the blank screen which now had the word 'YOU' across it in red letters, followed by 'ARE' and then 'DEAD'.  With that, there was an almighty bang and Kelly was catapulted across the room. 

The coroner gave the cause of death as electrocution.

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