Flash Fiction inspired by all the hype generated from Comic-Con:
There was nothing to say. There was nothing to show. Still, thousands of people were sitting in the audience to hear about it.
“Are you guys excited?” It wasn’t as much of a question as it was a command. The audience applauded when they heard the word “excited” and the man waved his arms in the air in an attempt to make the noise grow louder. And it worked. People clapped and yelled and when the man said “Are you ready for…” they rose to their feet.
But there was nothing to show and nothing to say. Not really. The man with the microphone did say things like “Awesome” and “fantastic” and “incredible” and “much better than last season” and he showed things like props and costumes and when the audience asked questions he wagged his finger and said “You’ll have to watch and see.”
He loved those words. He waited all week just to say those words. That’s the reason they leaked images and gave interviews. That’s the reason they bought booths and signed autographs. That’s the reason they spent so much time talking about nothing. Because if he didn’t talk about it no one else would.
He stood on the stage with nothing to say and nothing to show.
“Are you guys excited?” he said, and the audience stood and applauded.
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