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:

Friday Fictioneers — The Revolution

Shuttered synagogueIt didn’t take long after the revolution that the new Constitution, declaring America be a Christian Nation, was adopted. The practice of any religion other than Christianity was banned. Jews and Muslims were the first to be persecuted, their synagogues and mosques either destroyed or shuttered. Those who were caught practicing their religion were rounded up and either imprisoned or deported.

Then Hindus, Buddhists, and even Mormons and other “non-conforming” Christians were targeted. Atheists were declared enemies of the state and were executed.

The United States became a theocracy. They said this could never happen in America.

It did.

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

Friday Fictioneers — The New Flag

E0414974-75A9-46FC-A6A5-2C62584A2E6FJuly 4, 2023 was to be the last day that the American flag could be legally flown in the United States. Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election in a landslide. With the backing of Russia, the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court, and the military, he declared the U.S. Constitution void and anointed himself President for Life. Donald Trump died in 2022, and, according to the revised Constitution, his daughter, Ivanka, became the new President for Life.

On July 5, 2023, Ivanka, to honor her father, renamed the country Trumplandia, outlawed the old American flag, and introduced to the country the new flag of Trumplandia.trump flag(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: J Hardy Carroll.

#JusJoJan — Liberty Lost

BC71CB31-1FA8-44D7-9A67-32E49BBFA232I was going to write a post today about how Americans seem to be losing many of the liberties that we hold near and dear and that are guaranteed to us by the Constitution.

Religious liberties, civil liberties, political liberties, and personal liberties.

But instead I’m going to take the liberty to state that our president is an unstable, incompetent, narcissistic moron and our Congress is a dysfunctional body comprised of a bunch of highly partisan, spineless, amoral politicians who care more about their own unenlightened self-interests than they do about what is in the country’s and its citizens’ best interests.

I wonder how much longer I will have the liberty to make a statement such as this without fear of arrest and/or imprisonment.

Written for today’s Just Jot It January prompt from Linda G. Hill. Today’s word, selected by Capt Jill over at Capt Jills Journeys is “liberty.”