Theater of the Absurd

FFA7F033-CE03-40EA-AC3E-BD5D1ACE0710“Honestly,” Larry said, “we are experiencing a real-life theater of the absurd.”

“A real life what?” Mark asked.

“You know, it’s theater in which standard or naturalistic conventions of plot, characterization, and thematic structure are ignored or distorted in order to convey the irrational nature of reality and the essential isolation of humanity in a senseless world,” Larry explained.

“I still don’t know what you’re talking about,” Mark said.

“Our president participating in a golden shower in Moscow is what I’m talking about,” Larry said. “Our president as a barrier standing in the way of doing anything to combat climate change is what I’m talking about. Our president creating chaos….”

“It’s a good thing we have such a solid friendship, Larry,” Mark interrupted, “because I think you’re starting to lose it.”

“Don’t you get it, man?” Larry asked. “We need someone inspiring, someone who can perform a freaking miracle, someone who can restore sanity and stability to this great country of ours.”

“So basically you’re saying we need the second coming of Jesus to get us out of this shit,” Mark said.

“Whatever it takes, man.”

Written for these one-word prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (theater),  The Wacky Weekend Challenge (shower), Scotts Daily Prompt (barrier), Ragtag Daily Prompt (friendship),  Word of the Day Challenge (inspiring), and Your Daily Word Prompt (miracle).

16 thoughts on “Theater of the Absurd

  1. Marilyn Armstrong December 5, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    Or, as we say in Massachusetts, “Who knew pot could make so much money? You know how much the tax is going to be on our weed? We need more WEED!” I think that’s we we mean by green.

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  2. Sadje December 5, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    That is good combination, political rant and prompts! 😂

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    • Fandango December 6, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks, Cheryl.


  3. H.R.R. Gorman December 10, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Wow, this was super fun – and Lord have Mercy, what a way to incorporate ‘shower!’

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  4. the dark netizen December 10, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Ooo boy!! What a take on the challenge! 😉
    Very well done Fandango! 😀

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