The Scientific Renaissance

Photo Prompt courtesy Roger Bultot.

“Your theory is filled with huge holes.”

“That’s not possible Sir.”

“Nonsense! Look at this weather balloon. It had these big holes, so it fell down from the sky.”

“Yes Sir.”

“Similarly, if the Ozone Layer has huge holes, as you claim it does, should it not have fallen to the ground by now?”

“Errrr….I don’t think it works like that Sir.”

“That is the problem with you FAKE NEWS people, you don’t think! That is why I am the President, and you are just a scientist. I’ve decided, I’m going to make Science great again!”


97 Words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers Challenge, hosted by the inimitable Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a short story of 100 words or less based on the photo prompt given above.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.



About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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58 Responses to The Scientific Renaissance

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    Spoken by a true buffoon!

  2. draliman says:

    Hee! I wonder who this story could be about 🙂

  3. Make Science fake again I thought it should be…
    Long live the Astrology…

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I see he’s started the new year off on top form as well…

  5. Sandra says:

    The man sounds like an expert on everything. I wonder what he’s like at picking employees…

  6. Good enough to be tweeted, Anurag 🙂

  7. Let me guess, he has got a bigger button on his desk?! Great take on the prompt 🙂

  8. Alice Audrey says:

    Those last words sent chills down my spine.

  9. pennygadd51 says:

    Your story is a nicely paced little satire. But Heaven help us if the ginger-haired one ever seriously involves himself in science.
    Oh, hang on a minute; that would be the EPA/NASA/NOAA calling…

  10. Dear Anurag,

    A lot said…nuff said…too many things have been said.



  11. It made me laugh. Good take. Sad though that it is based in a reality we all have to suffer.

  12. A few years ago we would have thought that conversation farcical – today it could be factual!

    Click to read my FriFic!

  13. Moon says:

    A great take on the prompt and a very fun read, Anurag.

  14. Susan says:

    Hilarious. I will refrain from making any political comments, but you have made Flash Fiction GREAT again.

  15. plaridel says:

    he’s one who lives in an alternate reality. the last time i heard he’s suffering from early dementia. poor us.

  16. Jan Brown says:

    Nice parody! Watch out for falling ozone….

  17. Ha, ha. This somehow sounds familiar. It’s enough to make a scientist grind his teeth. Good writing, Anurag. 😀 — Suzanne

  18. Jan Vanek says:

    Only a “very stable genius” can make Science great again. 🙂

  19. subroto says:

    Undeniably making making everyone grate again. Nice one.

  20. Dan Bohn says:

    Science needs to be great again! Nice one Jagah.

  21. Dahlia says:

    Hahah – that was quite simply brilliant and hilarious

  22. Laurie Bell says:

    bahahahha what terrifies me is that this conversation has probably happened!

  23. Lynn Love says:

    Very good! Made me laugh – then slightly depressed as I could actually see this happening … Clever take on the prompt

  24. Varad says:

    Bloody covfefe 😛

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