Politics of Fear

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Calling all passengers for flight A19

Excuse me sir is this the plane to the USA? Certainly.

Your Name? Friday.

From? England.

Reason for travel? To escape the toxic politics.

Visa? It’s stamped. By whom? Me.

It says here that your an alien. Certainly, who do you think caused the toxic politics.

May I ask why you chose to travel with USA airlines?

My space ship is broken.

Any luggage Friday? Β None. Is that so? Yes it’s all in my head. How come? Don’t you know me, I am a Fictioneer.

Welcome aboard. Friday.

This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Sandra

    Oh yes! roll on Friday, and let’s get on with whatever we have to. Well done!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you

  2. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)

    Ha.. yes a fellow traveler… I know him.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you fellow traveller.

  3. wmqcolby

    Hahahahahahahahaha!!! Got it. Really got it! Of all the stuff I have had read over the years on these blogs, Michael, this is certainly one of he best! Who knew what a Friday Fictioneer was anyway?

    Five out of five Rochelles. πŸ˜‰

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much, Friday Fictioneers for ever.

  4. Patrick Prinsloo

    Beauty. We’re all bloody aliens now.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I hope not,

  5. creatingahome

    I loved it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you fellow Fictioneer

      1. creatingahome

        You’re welcome.

  6. Dahlia

    I couldnt help laughing – thank you πŸ˜€

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am so pleased,

  7. Samra

    Very creative!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Friday Fictioneers as a whole is a great place to see and read creative work. So I appreciate your comment all the more for that. Thank you. Mike

  8. ceayr

    Too silly, well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It was rather mixed up. I really had aimed to say something serious about the state of politics here and perhaps in America. But could not latch onto anything that I was happy with. So chickened out.
      So well done will really do for me. Thank you. Mike

  9. spicedmullings

    Horribly funny! Fascinating till the last, when you deliver your punch line! Laugh is on us the FF!

    1. Michael Humphris

      It was me wanting to escape the politics of the referendum debate here in England,

  10. draliman

    Nothing like travelling light – keep it all in your head!

    I’m glad voting day is finally here. I’ve almost forgotten what we’re voting for – I was thinking of voting for the side which was the least annoying and scaremongering but it ended up a dead heat.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Travelling light has always been my way, but a hundred words has always been a little to light for me.

  11. Alice Audrey

    So… does that make this a head trip? πŸ˜€

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am afraid it does.

  12. seekeroftruthweb

    Interesting pun with the name: including Friday Fictioneers AND alluding to Robinson Curusoe. My advice to Friday would be that USA is NOT the place to come if you want to escape toxic politics.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Hopefully adventures in writing fiction, will offset the toxic nature of present day politics.

  13. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    I have only one word for this ridiculous piece. Delightful!



    PS Perhaps the Fictioneers need to form a colony. πŸ˜‰

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle. I have a tendency to always post my first response to a prompt. In an attempt to avoid making large scale alterations. I was pleased with the main theme of this piece, but yet I am not content with the the totality of it.

  14. lingeringvisions by Dawn

    I knew we had much in common, us Fictioneers. I had no idea HOW much! lol

  15. mickwynn2013

    Well executed and very humorous

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much. Mike

  16. madamewriter

    Hahaha, cute!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, Mike

  17. patriciaruthsusan

    Hilarious, Michael. We are frequent travelers as Friday Fictioneers aren’t we. This is the only kind of traveling I enjoy these days. I agree that the U.S. is the wrong place to escape politics. I can hardly wait to see what happens at the Republican Convention this year. It’s usually the quiet one but not this year. Well written. from one alien to another. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

  18. gahlearner

    Hahah, brilliant! It’s a pleasure to meet all you fellow Aliens every week, let’s fly high.

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