A TANGLED WEB

‘Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!’

The quote from Walter Scott ran around his head. He was trapped in a web of his own making.

He had lied, deceived, obfuscated. All in an attempt to extricate himself from the situation.

There was only one way out: create more uncertainty, spin an even more entwined narrative, hide behind distraction and decoy.

He stood. ‘Thank you Mr. Speaker. If it pleases the House, I would like to present a Bill to dissolve Parliament and hold a General Election.’

He was met by a wall of uproar, some in support, some abusive. Papers were waved, schoolyard jeering aplenty.

He smiled. The spider lived to fight another day.


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Copyright Sue Vincent

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt: Web  – curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by the image.


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24 thoughts on “A TANGLED WEB

  1. Sounds familiar. So modern day life is not as original or innovative as we think.
    PS (Thanks for the review of ‘The Listener’. I am please you enjoyed my first attempt at short short stories).
    Just noticed today.

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  2. The spiders are gathering weaving their tissues of lies and that daft , not able to string two sentences together , eagle is hovering above them waiting to shit on then from a great night! 🦇🦇

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