Make America Great Again…?

Photo by Ted Strutz

She always knew it would end this way.  

She had lived her life…so, what of it…?! 

They had been so gentle helping her cross the road.  Their faces kind and their touch kinder. 


They cared nothing for her and she knew it.  They wanted her gone.  Gone and forgotten. 

Inside the boat, she pulled the blanket they had given closer, but it did little to soothe her aching bones. 



Her memory would live in all the hearts she had loved.  She smiled at the thought.   

The border patrol boat left the harbor.


Friday Fictioneers:  100 Words

Fandango One Word Challenge:  Dreamer-DACA

The Challenge:  Look at the provided photo and create a story with beginning, middle, and end in only 100 words.





Trump For A Day

MAGADaily Prompt:   I’ve decided to combine yesterday’s prompt with today’s prompt.  Why?   Simply because I had such a great idea yesterday but failed to put it in writing.  Lucky me, it just so happens that today’s prompt compliments yesterday’s prompt.   So, now that I’ve completely confused you, let me explain.

When both prompts are combined the wonderful mixture is as follows:

Tomorrow (December 31, 2015)  you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you?  Where were you last night at the stroke of midnight?  Would you want to be anywhere else? 

If I could be anyone in the world I would choose to be Donald Trump.  This metamorphosis would only last a day as I’m sure that’s as long as I could stand to live in his skin. And so, just as Cinderella, when the clock strikes midnight, I will return to my simple life of being wife, homemaker and writer.  I will find myself within the walls of our modest home nestled with the Shenandoah Valley.

With a wave of her wand and appologies on her lips, my fairy god-mother transforms me into Donald Trump.  As the Donald, I cement my hair with spray and proceed in haste to implement a five-fold plan.  After all, midnight comes quick when you’re spending someone else’s money!

So without further ado I pick up the phone and my plan is set in motion:

  1.   Trump often refers to African Americans as “the blacks” and  he deems them lazy and unworthy.  For that reason one million dollars will be donated in his name to 100 Black Men of America Inc.   This non-profit organization was founded in 1963 when a group of concerned African American men met to explore ways to improve their communities.  This organization seeks, “to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.”
  2.  Trump states he desires a “…total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” For that reason one million dollars will be donated in his name to the United Muslim Foundation   The UMF is a wonderful nonprofit organization that strives to provide “unity through community service and development.”  Made up of Muslims they provide services to the “needy at soup kitchens and shelters and works with local schools to provide reading incentives for children.”
  3. Trump’s pie-hole often refers to  immigrants as moochers and many Mexican rapists.  For that reason, one million dollars will be donated in his name to  The Immigrant Learning Center    The mission of this not-for-profit organization is “…to give immigrants a voice in three ways: provide free English classes to immigrant and refugee adults … educate the public on the ways that immigrants are assets to America, and support research that demonstrates the economic and social benefits of immigration.”
  4.  Trump frequently calls women “bimbos, fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” For that reason, one million dollars will be donated in his name to Step Up   Step Up is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to propel “girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused,and ready to join the next generation of professional women.”
  5. Trump often talks about having “a good piece of ass.”  For that reason one million dollars will be donated in his name to Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Inc  This wonderful organization rescues thousands of abused and abandoned donkeys across the United States.  Once they are nurtured back to health each “ass” is then put up for adoption.

Well, there you have it…my day as Trump is approaching its end.  The clock is about to strike the midnight hour and by golly I find myself (as Trump) at Clinton’s New Year’s Eve party.  I  clink Hillary’s  champagne glass but before I (he) can kiss her lips…POOF…I become me once again and I kiss my wife and wish her a Happy New Year!  AND No…I wouldn’t want to be any place else.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Corinne and I