Flash Fiction #117


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Women were not allowed to be doctors….because we’ve never allowed women to be doctors.

Negroes were not allowed to sit at the front of the bus….because we’ve never allowed blacks to do so.

Women were not considered ‘people’ and allowed to vote….because we’ve never allowed them to.

Women were not permitted to be priests and preachers….because they were never permitted.

We won’t authorize same-sex marriage….because it’s never been authorized.

Even if we’re forced to, we won’t allow them to call it marriage because we never have before.

It could be called circular logic, if there were any logic to it.


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11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #117

  1. Dale says:

    Sad facts indeed….


    • Archon's Den says:

      Things are slowly changing, at least in the civilized parts of the world, but even here, change does not happen in years….or even decades.
      I apologize for the ads at the bottom, but WordPress gotta make money somehow. 😉 😛

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dale says:

        Didn’t even notice ’em!!


      • Archon's Den says:

        I am talking about the satirical comments that I slipped in below my 100-word submission and above the directive to visit Rochelle’s site. I was particularly proud of the sarcasm I’d heaped on folks who’d do things like the above, and nobody’s even mentioned them. I’m devastated. Boo-hoo. 😉

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      • Dale says:

        Those I did notice and did laugh at. So sorry I did not comment on….


  2. shimoniac says:

    I think someone woke up on the grumpy side of the bed.


  3. Jim Wheeler says:

    There’s a lot of inertia to any culture. Change is scary and ripe soil for demagogues. The prime example is just south of you this year. Keep on stirring the pot, Archon. Maybe something good will float up, who knows? 🙂


    • Archon's Den says:

      Too often, what floats up, is at the top of a sewage pond….Speaking of Donald Trump – I have at least one more swing at him, but because of scheduling, the post won’t go up until after he’s been defeated. 😯


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