One Minute Fiction — A Toast to Our New Life

It used to be that people from Mexico and South and Central America were desperate to come to the United States. But that was before Trump. And before the Republican Party became infected by The Big Lie and the insanity that it inevitably led to. And after Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress failed to enact the Voting Rights Act, the Republicans were able to take control of Congress after the 2022 midterm elections.

The Republicans used that control to impeach and remove both President Biden and Vice President Harris from office in early 2023. They installed Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, as interim president until the 2024 elections. Ron DeSantis, the far right governor of Florida won the GOP nomination in July of 2024 at a contested convention, edging out both Donald Trump and McCarthy. DeSantis selected Ted Cruz as his running mate and they ultimately won the general election, since most votes by black and Hispanics were disallowed and votes in heavily Democratic districts around the country were “mysteriously” tossed.

Before DeSantis could be sworn in as President in January of 2025, the U.S. broke out into a violent civil war and thousands of Americans fled to Mexico until the Mexican government shut down its northern border. You and I were among the lucky few who were able to escape the chaos in the States before the border closed.

So here we are, safe and sound in sunny, warm Mexico, sitting and relaxing with our Coronas. I propose a toast to our new life south of the border.

Written for Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction prompt. Photo credit: Cyranny. I confess this took me more than a minute to write, but once I got started, I couldn’t stop.

16 thoughts on “One Minute Fiction — A Toast to Our New Life

  1. Marleen January 20, 2022 / 2:12 pm

    Plausible… and nauseating. Until you get to the civil war… plausible snd scarier. And, then, the end is funny. Well done. But… I could cry.

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    • Fandango January 20, 2022 / 7:33 pm

      I could cry, too.


  2. Sadje January 20, 2022 / 7:42 pm

    I was thinking the same thing that it looks like at least a 7-10 minutes write. A sad story for American

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  3. Marleen January 20, 2022 / 11:04 pm

    From “Time” Ball & Bennett

    On January 13, Biden returned to Capital Hill [after Sinema’s speech last week], this time to make a show of strong-arming his party’s Senators to pass voting legislation. Biden spent several minutes reminiscing about the days of Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond, senators reported afterward. Sinema did not speak up in the meeting; and Biden did not call on her to explain herself. One Senator told TIME the president was “soft-spoken” and difficult to hear. Immediately afterward, Manchin reaffirmed his opposition as well.

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    • Marleen January 20, 2022 / 11:06 pm

      Nope. That link does not go with that, quoted, excerpt.

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      • Fandango January 20, 2022 / 11:11 pm

        Yeah, I didn’t think so. 😉


  4. leigha66 January 22, 2022 / 6:15 pm

    Should have had a horror story warning on this… boy I hope you are not good at predicting the future!

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