‘Come with us, Sir. We need to get you to the fallout bunker right away.’

They grab him by the elbows and steer him down a grey corridor, moving fast.

‘The fallout bunker? Has there been a nuclear attack?’

‘Not that fallout bunker, Sir. The political fallout bunker.’

‘Why? What have I done now? Not the pandemic, I’m on top of that now.’

‘No, Sir. Some comments on social media, I’m afraid. Twenty years ago. Just been dug up by a blogger somewhere.’

‘Twenty years ago? I can’t even remember what I said twenty days ago.’

‘Don’t worry about it, Sir. That’s what the political fallout bunker is for. We’ll get you in there safe and sound and let you out when it’s all blown over.’

‘Will I be able to carry out my duties in there?’

‘Don’t worry about that either, Sir. We’ll take care of running everything in the mean time.’

‘Now, wait a min…’

The door to the political fallout shelter slams shut and the automatic lock bangs closed.

Linking with Fandango’s One Word Challenge. Today’s word was: Fallout.


20 responses to “FALLOUT SHELTER”

  1. DT needed to go there, for four years

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    1. Sure, and not just him! 🙂

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  2. Too bad that didn’t actually happen to a certain orange man that shall remain nameless.

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    1. There’s still room for him if he ever wants to go to the shelter!

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  3. I’m not sure who the ‘Sir’ was but he’s just been screwed and imprisoned lol. Nice one, Iain.

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    1. ‘Sir’ could be any number of politicians! Thanks Mason

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      1. Indeed, he could. You’re welcome.

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  4. Great story, wonderfully written, Iain. I hope that Orwellian scene never happens in reality.

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    1. Thanks Suzette – I wouldn’t be surprised if it did happen! 🙂

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  5. and then he turned around and saw 50 of his colleagues?

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    1. The entire cabinet, top civil service and judiciary.

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  6. Where was that bunker in 2016?

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    1. They didn’t know then – they’ve built one now!

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  7. Yeah, definitely and let’s not wait 20 years, let’s get it done now – LOL. I have a few people in mind who could go with him as well to keep him company.

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    1. It’s that fine line between freedom of speech and inciting revolution!

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