Friday Fictioneers — Dan Quayle


“I call it Dan,” my father said.

“Why do you call your pet quail Dan?” I asked.

“Dan Quayle,” he said. “Get it?”

“No,” I answered. “Who’s Dan Quayle?”

“He was George Bush’s Vice President,” he answered.

“I thought that was Dick Cheney,” I said.

“No,” he said. “The first Bush’s Vice President. Remember when he screwed up the spelling of ‘potato’ as a judge at a spelling bee?”

“No,” I said.

“What about when he got in trouble for being critical of Murphy Brown as a single, working mother on TV?”

“Who’s Murphy Brown?” I asked.

“Forget it,” he said.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Jean L. Hays.

12 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Dan Quayle

  1. Sight11 June 15, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    I had to, I’m afraid go to YouTube, to understand the incidents. Well done, Sensei.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango June 15, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      I don’t know how old you are, Sight, but Dan Quayle may have been the American VP before you were even born or when you were very young.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango June 16, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      I heard that. I hope they’ve aged better than I have.


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