B8734063-4DD6-43E9-9FD1-6DD3405BBED2It’s such a beautiful, fall day today, Eddie. Perfect for going out to look at foliage,” Donna said. “Why would you want to go to a protest and be just another demonstrator in the middle of all that political bullshit when you know it won’t amount to a hill of beans?”

“Now you’ve got my curiosity piqued, Donna,” Edward said. “How can you be totally uninterested in the political chaos that’s going on all around us? Don’t you find the various speeches and the receptivity to the candidate’s political comeback scintillating?”

“Oh Eddie,” Donna said. “It’s just one tired tirade after another. All of these politicians are full of crap and all they want to do is line their own pockets. They couldn’t give two shits about anyone other than themselves.”

“It’s that kind of apathy and cynicism that has put us in this dire situation in the first place, Donna. It’s our civic duty to know the candidates and to be informed about the issues that are important to us,” Edward said. “The future of our republic and even our planet demands that we are informed citizens and participate in the voting process.”

“Of course you’re right, Eddie,” Donna said. “But you know that there are going to be more demonstrations tomorrow and the day after and the day after that all the way through to the midterms. But the leaves are at their peak color these next few days. Let’s do that while we can still appreciate the beautiful fall foliage.”

“Fine, Donna,” Edward said. But if we run into a lot of traffic on the way, we’re going to turn back around and head to the protest.”

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (scintillating), Daily Addictions (tirade), Scotts Daily Prompt (demonstrator), Ragtag Daily Prompt (comeback), Weekly Prompts (curiosity), Your Daily Word Prompt (foliage), and Fandango’s One-Word Challeng (traffic).

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