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Turning the news into a novel

She walked slowly over to the hard, cluttered breakfast table. Knowing there might be bad news, she sat down. Taking a sip of coffee, she read the first headline and started scanning the words below. One sentence, two sentences, three sentences . . . she was searching for the information. Where was it?

Getting frustrated that you can’t figure out the point of this letter? The Post should leave out its creative writing and just deliver the news.

It is agonizing to hunt for the who, what, when, where and why. I hope The Post empathizes and will stop reporting the news as though someone is writing the Great American Novel. Please.

B.M. Hess, Bethesda

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