EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK

‘How about this… Americans harnessed electricity,…’

‘Yes, very good, Mr. President.’

‘…we split the atom…’

‘Well, sir, technically that was a New Zealander.’

‘…we gave the world the telephone…’

‘That was a Scotsman, Sir’

‘…and the internet…’

‘Tim Berners-Lee was an Englishman working in Switzerland.’

‘…we settled the Wild West…’

‘Maybe don’t highlight our record on treatment of native Americans.’

‘…won two World Wars…’

‘Really Mr. President, that’s a ridiculous over-simplification.’

‘…landed American Astronauts on the Moon.’

‘We did do that (although German scientists developed the rockets).’

‘Did I miss anything out?’

‘No, Mr. President, I think that is just about perfect.’


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Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above). I try not to rise to it, but when the President of America rewrites history in a Tweet, I couldn’t resist. It’s funny and at the same time horrifying to see this and many other statements (‘China Virus’ anyone?) coming from the official White House account.

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To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


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93 thoughts on “EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK

  1. Hyperbole is an art form in itself. Whilst over here Twitter abounds with claim and counter claim over the origins of the Commonwealth and the British Empire. You know what they say about history, and the implications of ignoring it…

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      1. However, my agent has encouraged me to work on my Twitter presence. She said the big publishers are obsessed with it. She says two of her authors were passed over because they didn’t have a Twitter following.
        In fact, one potential publisher watched my recent interview that I’d linked on Twitter and is interested in my WIP!

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      2. It’s the sole reason I am on Twitter, but I’m not sure I can yet credit a single book sale to a tweet. Just something else to keep plugging away at, and distracting from doing the actual writing! Hope something comes of your interview.

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      1. Iain, I remember seeing something a few years back where Trump tried to buy a Scotsman’s land as part of a golf course. IIRC, orange one didn’t like being told no. I also remember the Scotsman got his revenge 🙂

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      2. He did, he’s still there in the middle of Trump’s golf course! Unfortunately the environmental damage from the golf course couldn’t be prevented and an area of rare moving sand dunes has been lost, and has lost it’s natural heritage status. It’s still a controversial story over here.

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  2. OMG he’s an idiot and I cannot believe that his followers don’t see it, which I guess means we have a lot of idiots in our country. Sad. Nice story though. Please pray for us for November.

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  3. Just so you know, I am willing to share Alexander Graham Bell with you… While being Scottish-born, he was Canadian by the time the telephone was invented 😉
    As for the rest… I’d rather not go there, thank you, very much!

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  4. Even in the spirit of fictional commentary, it is nerve wracking presenting any position on any topic these days. Someone will take offense.
    In saying that, I have not. Timely, clever use of the tweet for this prompt.

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      1. Middle aged, conservative, white woman (privileged). Apparently not okay to have an opinion that I can share – unless I’m prepared to be beaten back. Which mainly I’m not 🙂

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  5. Hopefully January 20, 2021 will bring new light to the world and let’s throw in defeat of the virus for good measure. I think we can all agree on that. An exceptionally well crafted piece.

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  6. Bahahaha. I did see that tweet and thought it hilarious… everything is just so wrong it makes you laugh and cry at the same time. Mind you there are some who think Australia is made up and is a CIA plot… OMG. I like your breakdown.
    Geezzzz

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