Friday Fictioneers — Empty Shelves

D29E0192-D8FD-420D-9A63-2D4A058F0B0A“Mr. Kim, what’s happening?” Mrs. Klein asked. “Your shelves are almost empty. Where are all of the exotic fruits and vegetable that usually fill your shelves?”

“In a word, Mrs. Klein, it’s coronavirus,” Mr. Kim said. “Many of my exotic fruits and vegetables come from China and other parts of Asia and I can’t get them anymore due to this health crisis.”

“Don’t you see what’s happening?” Mrs. Klein said. “The coronavirus is a Democratic hoax designed to undercut our president. It’s all made it up just to make Trump look bad.”

Mr. Kim shook his head and walked away.

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle-Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Roger Bultot.

14 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Empty Shelves

  1. blindzanygirl March 7, 2020 / 11:57 am

    LOVE it Fandango

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Violet Lentz March 7, 2020 / 12:24 pm

    I think just the opposite. It is to take the heat off. But then again, I’m just a peaceful anarchist with a mind of her own…..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Marleen March 7, 2020 / 12:25 pm

    Toilet paper is flying off the shelves.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tedstrutz March 7, 2020 / 1:27 pm

    That’s all you can do, shake your head, on both sides of the aisle.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 7, 2020 / 10:57 pm

      Isn’t everything Obama’s fault?

      Like

  5. leigha66 March 10, 2020 / 2:49 pm

    I really hope this wasn’t based on an actual encounter…although it is not too hard to see happening. (*shaking my head*)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 10, 2020 / 11:14 pm

      No, not an actual one, but these days, it’s no so far fetched, is it?

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Mike March 10, 2020 / 4:26 pm

    I have taken to sowing vegetable seeds, but I can’t make paper..🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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