Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.
The evil, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, megalomaniac, arrogant, vindictive, demagogue slipped into bed. That night, he was visited by 290 ghosts who took him through his history of deplorable acts, a list that won’t fit into a 100-word story.
He awoke woke* to his shortcomings and vowed to never repeat his mistakes. “We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list.”
Three months later, the FBI dragged him from his bunker. “Donnie, it’s time to go now.”
“I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”
*Woke as such is a slang term meaning aware, often used to declare oneself as not being racist or sexist. I couldn’t resist the irony.
I don’t usually follow politics. I didn’t want to write a political story. That’s why I didn’t post last week. I’d like to think of this as more satirical than political, anyway. This is as unprecedented as it is unpresidential. When Donald Trump ran for president four years ago, I thought it was a joke. I thought we collectively decided politics was officially a joke. I was shocked and appalled when he was actually elected. For the past month, I’ve been completely obsessed with everything election-related. I can’t even turn on my computer without reading every article and watching every video. I literally sit here for hours reading and watching. It is an unhealthy obsession. It’s a good thing my phone feeds me articles about Star Wars, Community, and Hip-Hop or I’d never get anything done. I’m not mad at The Child for eating eggs. I eat eggs.
I’ve been even more obsessed since the election. The build-up and election should have been like Christmas, but no. It was Hanukkah. The first debate was night one. Trump’s COVID was night two. The election was night three. The election results was night four. The EPIC meltdown was night five. I’m just sitting here lighting candles waiting for the FBI to pull Trump out from under the desk in the Oval Office and drag him out in handcuffs, preferably crying. If you haven’t been watching tirelessly like I have, those italics are actual Trump quotes.
We peacefully (hopefully) removed a wannabe Fascist dictator. Has that ever happened in the history of the world? It’s not just fun to watch, it’s historic.