50 Word Thursday —Blasphemous

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Mobile, AlabamaThey said that God wanted him to be president, that he was a gift to America from Jesus, and they began to worship him. As he achieved his political zenith, he declared it to be a crime to openly criticize him. It was considered blasphemous to even speak his name in any negative sense.

As a blogger, I thought I would be safe. But then some of my more outspoken fellow bloggers began to mysteriously disappear. Through April, May, and into June there was no word of John, Ross, Giles, and the others. They simply vanished from the face of the Earth.

I knew that if I wanted to avoid that same fate, I would have to be careful. I didn’t want to be labeled a heretic, which is punishable by imprisonment and possibly death. But I still needed to speak my mind on my blog. I would just need to camouflage my messaging in such a way as to avoid detection by the ever present thought patrol who searched the blogosphere for any blogger who dared to stand up to him.

A week later I was arrested for a critical post I wrote. I’m now in jail awaiting trial.

(200 words)


Written for this week’s 50 Word Thursday prompt from Kristian. Kristian’s rules:

  1. Completed piece must be in multiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, anecdote.
  2. There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both
  3. Please pingback and tag 50 word Thursday, so I can do a summary.

The random phrase Kristian chose was: Through April, May, and into June there was no word of John, Ross, Giles, and the others. It was taken from “Outback Heroes” by Evan McHugh.

Here is the picture that was included in the prompt:759ddf07-a203-48ee-81b2-4377948f5ef2I couldn’t figure out a way to fit this into the story, so just imagine that this is the alley the narrator lived next to before he was hauled off to jail.

I also managed to fit in three daily prompt words into this dystopian tale: Word of the Day Challenge (zenith), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (heretic), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (camouflage).

21 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday —Blasphemous

  1. Marilyn Armstrong January 31, 2019 / 2:35 pm

    It hasn’t gotten that bad … yet. But i can see it in the haze. It could easily REALLY get that bad or even worse and that’s pretty terrifying. My only hope is that I’m too old for anyone to care.

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  2. writebrainwidow January 31, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    Scarily possible, if you listen to the wackos of Donald Doomsday. I hope the fellow bloggers are alive and well – good job!

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  3. newepicauthor January 31, 2019 / 4:11 pm

    Trump said his intelligence staff was misquoted when they called him dumb and of course it was all fake news.

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      • Marleen January 31, 2019 / 8:25 pm

        I was just thinking that there are people who don’t look at the available video and think they’re more intelligent to just read something about it… and, right then, Trump’s own words suggesting people read “the” full transcript came onto the screen. (Not that he reads much.)

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  4. Su Leslie January 31, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    A scenario that hopefully remains fictional. But we should remember Martin Niemoller’s … “first they came for the socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist …”

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  5. Marleen January 31, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    I’m a heretic too.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sadje January 31, 2019 / 10:44 pm

    Brilliant post. Hope things never become that bad.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. msjadeli February 1, 2019 / 9:11 am

    Excellent use of the prompt! The picture will be used in the future — if there is a future — to show how deluded his vegetative followers were.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango February 1, 2019 / 11:37 am

      The photo is, to me, kinda frightening.

      Like

  8. Marleen February 2, 2019 / 11:58 am

    Late Stage Capitalism Is Killing America w/Chris Hedges (part 3)

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