Some days, the endless stream of division, greed, hate, and suffering manage to overtake me, and become all that I can think about. This piece – which is part fiction, part “reality” – is a product of the sludge filling my brain (and the internet) after the events of late.
Feel free to skip it if you’re tired of thinking/hearing about politics.
Today’s free short fiction story comes from my effort to write a Story a Day every (week)day in May. I’m not posting all of them, only those I think will be great for blog readers, like this one. They will be tagged [Free Short Fiction] for easier searching.
The prompt for today’s story comes from Our Write Side:
Two cents worth
“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
I like people who weren’t captured. 
Bing bing, bong bong, bing bing bing. 
Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich. 
It’s only free speech when it’s what I want to hear. 
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few. 
Rigged. Fake news. Lock her up. Build the wall. Drain the swamp. 
I made a lot of money and I made it too easily, to the point of boredom. 
If I lose, it’s because you cheated. If you lose, it’s because everyone loves me. 
You lose your rights when I say so, because you’re the apprentice, and I’m the master. 
I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. 
If I have a fault and somebody exposes that fault or talks about that fault, you won’t hear me complain. 
I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled. 
You know, it doesn’t really matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass. 
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. 
We do, if it’s illegals, in other words, if it’s everybody, but people that are legally living here, I’m doing very well. 
Sorry losers and haters, but my IQ is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault! 
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. [-12]