First Line Friday — The Nightmare

E0009EAF-8755-4349-8439-B0FCBE761D72“Someday, this will be over — only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare,” Kevin said to his older brother, Randy.

“If you believe that, Kevin,” Randy said, “you are, at best, naive, and at worst, ignorant.”

“I really believe he’ll lose in November and that normalcy in our country will be restored,” Kevin said.

“You’re assuming that there will be an election in November,” Randy said.

“Of course there will be an election,” Kevin countered. “It’s required by the Constitution.”

Do you think Trump gives two shits about the Constitution?” Randy said. “And who would stop him from canceling the election? Not his Republican sycophants, that’s for sure. The only way there will be an election is if he knows he’ll win. And if he somehow loses, he’ll say it was rigged and declare it null and void.”

“You’re such a drama queen, Randy,” Kevin said. “Our democratic institutions won’t allow that to happen.”

“You’re a fool to believe that, Kevin,” Randy said. “He’s a dictator who controls the executive branch, the courts, and the Senate. No one is going to stop him. Between him, his sons, and Ivanka, this nightmare will not be over any time soon. And as Trump’s ass-kissing attorney general Bill Barr said, ‘History is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who is writing the history.’ I’m afraid this nightmare ain’t gonna simply fade away, brother.”

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday, where the first line is, “Someday, this will be over — only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare.” Image credit:

11 thoughts on “First Line Friday — The Nightmare

  1. iidorun May 23, 2020 / 1:43 am

    I’m sorry – I can’t like this story. Though very well written this is the stuff of my nightmares!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. leigha66 May 24, 2020 / 12:20 am

    I have been looking forward to this election for 3 1/2 years… don’t take it away from me. Terribly frightening post!

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  3. annieasksyou May 24, 2020 / 7:49 pm

    Know why I’m pretty sure there will be an election? Because otherwise he wouldn’t be fighting so hard to stop mail-in ballots in Michigan and Nevada. He knows he’s gonna lose them, and he’s laying the groundwork for cries of “fraud!”

    My concern is what happens after that…

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    • Fandango May 24, 2020 / 10:46 pm

      And now the Republican National Committee is suing California to halt vote-by-mail for November general election, something that the state has permitted — and how I’ve voted — for years.


      • annieasksyou May 25, 2020 / 6:00 am

        Right. I saw that. I wish I had confidence that the Supreme’s majority had an iota of independence at this point!

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        • Fandango May 25, 2020 / 6:15 am

          “I wish I had confidence that the Supreme’s majority had an iota of independence at this point!” Thanks to Mitch McConnell, the federal court system and the SCOTUS have become political bodies filled with incompetent and politically driven judges. No independence and little regard for the Constitution.

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          • annieasksyou May 25, 2020 / 6:50 am

            Yes; it’s one of the scariest things about how we redress all the wrongs if we are able to get Dem control of White House and majorities in Senate as well as House.

            Unfortunately, for all these years, Dems had too little interest in the courts while Republicans made it their top priority.

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