Category Archives: Politics

Starting Over – Part 4

Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, started another Finish The Story challenge, this one titled “Starting Over.” Here’s the first part: Ask anyone living today what they would do if they had a time machine, and they would respond with, “stop him … Continue reading

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Errata

Photo Prompt courtesy Douglas M. MacIlroy People are really ungrateful. You create your entire world around them, love them, feed them, treat their smallest wish as your command. But you inadvertently commit the tiniest error, and they crib and cry, … Continue reading

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Proof of the Pudding

Photo by Skeeze at Pixabay.com   I stared at the wolf across the frozen lake as my hand inched towards my gun. Snow in Central Park in mid-July! Who would’ve thunk! Our beloved leader was a genius after all, as … Continue reading

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Games People Play

“I WON! I WON!” “You really are way too smart for me, this is the 10th time in a row that you’ve beaten me.” “I’m the smartest person in the world, I’ve been saying it for so long, but nobody … Continue reading

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The Trek to Freedom

It was a brutal hike, but there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that it HAD to be done. Maria, their leader, and mother of two, egged them on with words of encouragement, and when needed, a stream of abuses … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the World #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

Grandpa Marco was surrounded by his numerous grandkids, and was taking great joy in ‘reluctantly’ telling them their history, and the role he had played in creating it. It was that time of the millennium again, Grandpa Marco said, when … Continue reading

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Fandango’s Flying Machine

The villagers always ‘knew’ that Fandango was a mad scientist, but they were still shocked when they saw his latest creation. And their trust in his craziness was complete when he stood on a platform on top of the monstrosity, … Continue reading

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