The envelope was stamped “Top Secret.” He opened it and began reading the pages inside. “Jesus,” the man said. “It’s all true.”
At the moment everyone shared everything with everybody—POW! A huge ball of shattered information, like antimatter, sucked up the world.
The words he was reading stung his eyes. Had he really said those things? He was bound to his word though, and he would surely apologize.
Ledgers, dusty and water stained, century old evidence of bribery and corruption, found at last. Tomorrow, history books will be rewritten.
For two years, he asked the same question in marginally different ways. One day, he would accept that the truth doesn’t lie. But not today.
The editor types up the requisite form, submits it to the FBI and CIA. For the next five days, he receives five unique stories. Ah, freedom.