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Where Do You Hang Your Pot?

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Donald Trump                                     Nancy Pelosi

Physical Age: Same as me                  Physical Age: 78

Social Behavior Age: 5-6                   Social Behavior Age: 5-6

In Indonesia (where I currently reside) age is considered an indicator of wisdom. With a combined age of 150, viewing the actions of the two principal characters in the current reality dystopian drama, we can surmise that this stereotypically Asian indicator didn’t survive a trip to the West, specifically the US. The inappropriate social behavior of the two is approximately the same but varies as each one gathers points in a race to the bottom of acceptable public behavior.

While these two are playing in the sandbox, real people are sitting in near desert-like conditions trying to survive as best they can while waiting for help from a nation that seems to be unable to help them. The US has solved its problem with immigration as it closed its government. Border security agents forced to work without pay ensure security. But visa processing and asylum requests can be put off. A very mature approach. Ignore the problem and it will go away.

Meanwhile back in the land of the wonderful, when citizens say they are going to the bank, they are not looking for an ATM. They are asking for food. So, here is the question. In the picture for this week’s Twittering Tale, on which side of the border are the pots hanging?

Submit your story. Kat collects them in a roundup post, and you can see your contribution to the collection that will accompany the announcement of next week’s tale. Fun things to do and even a place for a (polite) rant.

Twittering Tales #119 – 15 January 2019

By Kat Myrman

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

And REMEMBER…you have 280 characters (spaces and punctuation included), to tell your tale…and a week to do it. I can’t wait to see what you create this week.

Twittering Tales #119 – 15 January 2019

Photo by Pexel @ Pixabay.com

Photo by Pexel @ Pixabay.com

Rain or shine Granny cooked her kettles of soup. The hungry came. She fed them all.

It was against the law to feed the poor where Granny lived. It wasn’t long before the city shut her down.

“Don’t you worry,” she shouted as they led her away. “I’ll be back. People gots to eat.”

~kat

278 Characters

My Submission:

Staring at the visible border, we scavenged breakfast supplies We carried everything we had with us. Close and always at hand. The longer we were here, the fewer the people, the higher the desperation. We were burning salvaged abandoned stuff. Don’t know what we will burn next.

Ron

278 characters

 

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1 thought on “Where Do You Hang Your Pot?

  1. Survival is not for the faint of heart. I am grateful for the work I do and to be paid for doing it. But the middle class is dwindling and we are all a paycheck or two away from calamity. Politicians should be paid in relation to their productivity like the rest of us. In there case, nothing. ☹️

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