Flash Fiction #159

Mammon

PHOTO PROMPT ©Jill Wisoff

 

MAMMON INC.

Buddy Bob was railing about politicians, and how they interfere with our lives, especially financially – laws, rulings, regulations, taxes, duties, levies, tariffs – control our every move, and milk us dry.

I told him that he was right – in a way – but it all started here.  Politicians are just the mouthpiece, the head of the ventriloquist’s dummy.  This is corporate America, the center of the real power behind the throne.

You don’t think Donald Trump got elected on his intellect and wit.  Those aren’t telephone lines coming from those castles; they’re marionette strings, pulled by the puppet-masters.  Speak Donald!  Dance Donald!

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

29 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #159

  1. kasturi says:

    This was absolutely wonderful! I loved this so much, especially since I follow U.S. political comedians so regularly. 😉

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  2. 1jaded1 says:

    Corporate America is the centre of the real power behind the throne. Yes. Who are the masters?

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  3. BrainRants says:

    Yes, because we know Orange Foolius isn’t bright enough to come up with this shit himself.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      After the No Such Agency sieves those two words out of the same sentence, expect a visit from a couple of black Cadillac SUVs. Thanx for the visit, but please don’t mention my name during waterboarding interrogation. 😳

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  4. LucciaGray says:

    Fun flash. It’s the impression we all get, that ‘someone’ is moving the strings… If it’s any consolation, it’s happening all over the world…

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  5. In a world gone mad, politician-wise, it’s hard to pick out the biggest fools. There’s certainly a top five – or would that be ten? – world leaders who are a disgrace to their countries. How many of them are puppets being manipulated is another, scary question.
    (It’s a good story when you get the reader thinking!)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • Archon's Den says:

      The Mine’s bigger than yours ones are the most dangerous. I had merely intended this as a bit of humor, but humor is often used to incite thinking. 😛
      Thanx for the visit, and the lovely comment. 🙂

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  6. Dale says:

    Extremely well done, Archon… I love how you did this.

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  7. jillyfunnell says:

    Great take on the picture.

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  8. Money makes the world go round, as they say.

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  9. Sarah Ann says:

    A great take on the prompt. It’s scary to think the corporations are controlling the politicians, but too easy to believe.

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  10. H.E. ELLIS says:

    And sadly, it’s not Julie Andrews working those strings. 😦

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  11. Mike says:

    One hopes that the strings break, but then what will we get ?

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