Tale Weaver — There Will Be Blood

69FCAF31-8A9B-4B87-8454-DF4F14A6100B“I’m really worried,” Sam said. “I think he feels cornered and I don’t think he’s going to go quietly into the night.”

“Oh come on,” Richard said. “I agree that his ego won’t permit him to resign, like Nixon did when it was obvious that he’d been caught. But if he gets indicted or impeached, I’m sure he’ll step away peacefully.”

“You’re being naive, my friend,” Sam said. “His rabid, almost fanatical supporters, I call them “MAGAmaniacs,” will not take his departure lightly. Trump will beat the ‘witch hunt’ drum and will claim it’s all rigged against him. He’ll rile up his base and, I hate to say this, but they’re going to take to the streets, armed to the teeth, and there’s going to be an insurrection.”

“Aren’t you being a bit dramatic?” Richard said. “Do you really believe there will be an armed uprising of Trump supporters?”

“I honestly do,” Sam admitted. “I think if anything happens to Trump, it’s going to precipitate a new American Revolution. I believe that our country is on the precipice of another major civil war. There will be blood.”

“I think — I hope, anyway — that you are wrong.” Richard said. “This is America. We’re not some third world banana republic. If Trump is indicted or impeached, there will be a period of transition, but I’m sure our democracy will survive.”

“I wish I could be as confident as you are, Richard,” Sam said. “But the truth is, I have a serious case of MAGAphobia and I’m not sure there is a cure for it.”


Written for this week’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt, where the theme is “phobias.” I certainly hope this is a tale of fiction and is not a foreshadowing of America’s future.

8 thoughts on “Tale Weaver — There Will Be Blood

  1. Irene August 25, 2018 / 8:48 am

    I usually stay on the sidelines when you touch American politics, for not being American and having connections to both of the USA neighbouring countries, but this piece is just too scary. I still admire and have faith in the American Justice System; remember Alphonse Capone (as president Trump himself called Al Capone for some unknown reason)? He was thought to be invincible, but eventually was convicted and sent to prison for income tax evasion.

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  2. James August 25, 2018 / 10:30 am

    My story about phobias exceeded the word count limit, but it still may register as a pingback. There is a phobia relative to the fear of insignificance, and I think that it is the core of many fears.

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  3. newepicauthor August 25, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    If there is an armed insurrection, I will be the first one chanting “lock them up”. He is never going to resign, but getting him impeached would be the best start to draining the swamp.

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  4. Michael August 25, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    That’s a scary phobia my good sir, and like others I hope it comes to any form of realisation. Thanks for adding your thoughts this week.

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  5. Sight11 August 25, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    It maybe not known by many, but many Republics; Democratic one I might add were turned into Banana Republics by America only. What goes around comes back around?

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