Monday, April 03, 2006

flash fiction friday, plus festivities

although this fff doesn't reflect it at all, these are international celebration days for me: yesterday (april 2) was zed's+fred's b'days, in london+trinbago, respectively; today (april 3) is me+grims' anniversary (d.c.) and big-up chrissy day (germany); and tomorrow (april 4) is the skinnywhiteboy's b'day.
plus, i must big up jj for running flash fiction friday in the first place, even when he can't participate.
and this week, we have:

Disease? I suppose you could call it that…you could even work in “scourge” or “pestilence” for a good religious guilt. you know it never hurt to pull out some godspeak. once you don’t take it too far, most allow for personal belief, and the freaks will still swear up+down it was straight out the book. don’t smite nothing, but allude, man. allude to some shit.
but don’t pass judgement on nothing else. don’t cut off anybody who might be thinking how well-rounded you are, or noticing you mention their issues. they wanna like you – i mean, look what the alternative is…they'd be overrun...
just don’t push buttons and you safe.
arrright. and remember what i said about the agenda. work your way up slow. don’t skip anything on the list. we built it to smooth them through the inevitable answer, from don’t know if it’s too extreme, to full support, all in this one speech, so don’t fuck with it. we know what we about here, so don’t overthink it, just say what we told you.
and while you work through the talking points, remember the underlying message: they are bad people, such bad people that they don’t even really count as people – you know, the more i think about it, the more i like “disease”. you can definitely use it. put them on the same level as – no, not cancer – hiv – they’re contagious, and that’s why we have to eliminate the problem completely…
you see where i’m coming from? arrright.
forget the protesters. what they gonna do? throw their signs at you? they can’t affect you.
besides, our people should get them riled up enough to provoke some violence, so we’ll be jailing them with just cause by the end of today anyway. they’ll look worse and worse once we start running footage of them attacking police officers…you don’t need to worry about them. i told you we take care of everything. all you need to do is step out there when they call your name, come off mostly harmless, and say what we told you…
arrright, i think they’re announcing you now. you ready?
don’t forget, they are not human beings, they are a disease…

walk good.


Blogger JJ said...

Scary how they got it wired, ain't it? They got the party, all three branches of government, the media, and the midwest. I may be moving to Trini sooner than I thought.

Stumble drunk.

2:09 pm  
Blogger Dale said...

Happy Anniversary! and thanks for scaring me a little with your fff post - well done!

6:01 pm  
Blogger justacoolcat said...

Well it didn't start out chilling, but that's how it ended. You know unfortunatly parts of this are all to real. Nice work.

11:33 pm  
Blogger angel said...

geez- that fired up the brain matter! nice one!

1:50 am  

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