Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Resistance

Chapter 1

I don’t know what made me do it.  Maybe I was feeling reckless. Maybe I picked up a note of defiance in her voice as she ordered her latte. Or maybe it’s just that as long as humans can remember Freedom, we’ll never lose our capacity to Love.

I placed my order and as I followed her from the barista towards the cashier, I saw my chance. Reaching for my wallet, I leaned in and whispered, “#Drumpf.”

She didn’t acknowledge me or even flinch. Had I misjudged? I started to panic, and my eyes instinctively glanced towards the door, half-expecting to see the Trump Troopers. But all was quiet. She Foursquared for her drink and headed for the door.  By the time I had paid and generously tipped 12%, she was gone.

I walked out into the bright sunlight and pulled out my phone. A little crestfallen but also buoyed by the cherry notes of my espresso, I pulled out my phone, and, after a quick check of my surroundings, opened Twitter. I was just about to type in “#Drumpf” when a voice called out from the shadows, “Do you whisper Keith Olbermann’s secret hashtag of the day in every stranger’s ear or should I be flattered?”

It was her. And she was vaping.

8 comments:

  1. "Cherry notes of my espresso," LMFAO!

    Don't tease. If you can pace yourself then this should be an easy novel to complete. Then collate and turn into Amazon ebook and it could be the ironic bible of the resistance to the the resistance.

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  2. Did you, um, delete your account on Twitter? Or...?

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    1. I did. Not making any grand pronouncements as it will be embarrassing when I inevitably skulk back, but at very least, taking a break.

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  3. You are so pathetic that you didn't even go for chapter 2. we had a whole epsode just one chapter one. I promised the kids more. Now they'll stop watching and never learn to read.

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    1. The kids have learned an important lesson about disappointment and random adults on the internet letting them down.

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  4. I can not understand why you still on Twitter. It is all trolls and spies and you never pump the good accounts like insect Twitter anymore. Some of your friends descended into dark holes of endless bickering and obsessiveness with celebrities.
    How have you managed to stay so youthful above the fray and do you ever worry you will become like the real Tom Friedman one day, giving up on humanity and shilling for the NYT, fed up with the broken promises of hippies?

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    1. I miss you Rolando. If you replied to my texts & emails, maybe I'd quit twitter.

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  5. https://archive.org/details/gd1969-02-07.137392.sbd.wise.sirmick.sbeok.flac16/gd1969-02-07lt11.flac

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