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Home Country: Flat Story

on November 16, 2019 - 7:54am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
“Did you read the paper from the city today?” Steve asked. The rest of us shook our heads no. Most everything pertaining to us occurs on the pages of the Valley Weekly Miracle or is deliberately excluded for the same reason.
 
“I’ve been following that flat story, you know,” Steve said, nodding yes to Mavis for a coffee refill. “Haven’t heard how that went yet.”
 
“Flat story?” Doc asked.
 
“Yeah. You know them guys who think the earth is flat and went to Antarctica to prove it?”
 
“You’re kidding.”
 
“No. Really. They said those pictures of earth from satellites and astronauts and the moon was all faked by Hollywood so people wouldn’t know the truth. They swear the earth is flat and that if you go to Antarctica, you can find where the earth ends and I guess you can fall off into space or something.”
 
“That’s ridiculous,” Doc said.
 
“You ever been to Antarctica, Doc?”
 
“No.”
 
“Me neither. Always sounded too dang cold a place to have much fun there. But them flat earth folks just had to go.”
 
“And if they fall off,” Herb asked. “What then?”
 
“Then I think I’ll order breakfast,” Steve grinned.

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