Phoenix Entertainment and Development

Phoenix Entertainment and Development

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

R. Clint Peters, Excerpt 1, The Dakota Connection

Welcome everyone to another great week of the Writer's Revolution.  I am your host, the author of The Phoenix BladeAndrew Hess.  Our guest this week is R. Clint Peters. He is here today to share an excerpt from one of his upcoming books, The Dakota Connection.

            The 6:00 PM news report from a local Minneapolis television station stated that four unknowns and two locals had been killed in a gun battle in a pizzeria in North Dakota.  One of the reporters offered her opinion that the dead were enjoying a pepperoni pizza, but nothing was known about the assailants.  A serious of Tweets speculated that perhaps someone might not like pepperoni pizza. 

During the 10:00 PM newscast, the same news team reported that SEAL Team 6 had carried out a raid on a terrorist group headquartered in a pizzeria in North Dakota.  Although never confirmed, two reporters announced that more than twenty terrorists were killed, but only one SEAL team member was injured.  A new series of Tweets speculated that Chef Boyardee was a front for Italian terrorists and the SEAL was injured when he attempted to open a can of spaghetti sauce with a ‘John Wayne’. 

The reporter had no idea what a ‘John Wayne’ was until several Tweets were received explaining a ‘John Wayne’ was the can opener included with K-rations.  Referred to as the ‘John Wayne’ by the Marine Corps, the U. S. Army officially designated it as the P-38.  Additional Tweets explained the designation of ‘P-38’ was because it took thirty-eight twists to remove the lid from the K-rats can.  

A local North Dakota cable news channel picked up the topic at 6:00 AM on day two, beginning with a tongue-in-cheek report that two elves from Santa’s workshop had been involved in the pizzeria shoot-out.  The channel almost tripled its viewers with the resulting Twitter exchanges. 

At 10:00 AM on day two, North Dakota authorities announced that the investigation was on-going and they would have nothing more to say.

      That did not stop the television, newspaper, or Twitter speculation.  

Tune in tomorrow for part 1 of my interview with R. Clint Peters.

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