Flash Fiction #265

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

UNDER THE BIG…. DISAPPOINTMENT

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and all non-specifically-gendered LGBTQ+ persons – welcome to the first All-P.C. Circus.

Rather than cotton candy, hot-dogs and caramel corn, we are providing kale salads and frozen, whipped tofu in a chia-based cone.

Instead of trained seals and lions, we have a solar-powered Jumbotron, showing happy animals living in harmony in the wild.

Midgets have been replaced by stature-challenged roustabouts holding colorful posters showing global warming and extinct species.

Our daring high-diver will leap from his lofty ivory tower into two feet of WOKE.

No Snowflakes will be melted during the presentation of our show.

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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.

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #265

  1. James McEwan says:

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/gender-pronouns

    Your mention of non-specific gender had me looking up this idea and discovered the above web site.

    In grammatical terms ‘it’ is usually connected to neutral words – non gender specific.
    ‘its’ plural is ‘they or them.’

    In the above site there is an explanation of pronouns, note the pronoun ‘it’ is not mentioned. You are requested to ask which specific pronouns a person prefers and to practice them beforehand in case you cause offence. There are new pronouns listed, perhaps you should carry a card with them.

    Wow, sorry, I speak English, German and Spanish and offend no one as we all understand the same pronouns.

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  2. rulesoflogic says:

    Your post is at least partly in jest, but I believe a madness has descended upon the developed world.

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  3. oneta hayes says:

    I laugh. You sure do paint a picture of a woke world – and of the world that is being left behind. I’d like to stay a little longer.

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  4. Newbloggycat says:

    I was awoken after reading this. Lol! 😝😂😂😂

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  5. So refreshingly politically incorrect. Thanks.

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  6. granonine says:

    That brought a smile :). You’re SO not PC, you know. Could be repercussion from this one–being sent to a PC camp, for instance, to have your brain rewired.

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  7. Lorraine says:

    I’ve always found satire and sacrasim (sorry but my spell check is off at a retreat to become one with the universe) to be entertaining and enlightening. Unfortunately, those who need to read and learn from it the most, rarely do. But, it’s a great outlet in these moon-mad and rabid times.

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  8. Bill says:

    That was fun read for me. Well done!

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