#writephoto — The Calming Clouds

339D1947-3C7F-4C84-B11E-DDE647BE625BDarren stormed out of the house, slamming the door behind him. Concerned, his wife ran outside after him and found him standing there, hands on his hips, staring off into the sky.

“Darren, what’s wrong? she asked when she got to his side. She reached down and grabbed his hand. “What’s got you so upset?”

Darren continued to stare at the sky. He saw the sun shining through the gray clouds, illuminating the bare branches of the winter trees. After a moment he sighed and said, “I’m sorry, Liz, but I just get so damn angry every time I watch the news. The man took an oath of office in which he swore to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. But everything he does, ever word he utters, is detrimental to the country and its citizens and violates the oath he took when he became president. I find it relaxing to watch the slow movements of the clouds across the sky. I brings me peace.”

“Well, you deserve some peace and relaxation, that’s for sure,” Liz said. “And as to Trump and all of his rich, corpulent political sycophants, and corporate fat cats, their corrupt and despicable manifestations of amoral behavior will be judged appropriately by the court of history.”

“I hope you’re right, honey,” Darren said, “but in the meantime, I’m at peace just watching the clouds float by.

This political fantasy was written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt. I also fit in these one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (oath), Fandago’s One-Word Challenge (detrimental), Your Daily Word Prompt (relaxation), Ragtag Daily Prompt (corpulent), and Nova’s Daily Random Word (manifestation).

17 thoughts on “#writephoto — The Calming Clouds

  1. Nova December 27, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Realistic nonfiction… I’m so happy he took the time to enjoy a beautiful sky. I can’t imagine working in the White House or in any official Office. Great Post!!

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  2. James Pyles December 28, 2018 / 4:51 am

    It certainly helps to have a coping mechanism. It’s one of the reasons I don’t believe human beings are the ultimate intellectual, ethical, or moral force in the universe.

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    • Fandango December 28, 2018 / 2:34 pm

      Thank Sue Vincent for the photo. It is beautiful, isn’t it? So well composed.

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  3. Carol J Forrester December 30, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Not sure it can be categorized as fantasy, rings a little close to reality. I do have a lot of sympathy for Darren though. Watching others bulldoze their way through with nonsense and lies can be frustrating when there’s almost nothing you can do about it.

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    • Fandango December 30, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      I think a lot of us are feeling like Darren these days.


  4. leigha66 January 2, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    As long as he doesn’t mess with nature we can still take those breaks to look at the clouds… for now anyway.

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