Future History

Scenarios for the Trump Presidency.

“Grandpa, were you alive when Donald Trump was President? We’re studying him in history.”

“I was, Billy, I was just a small boy, but I remember. They were scary times.”

“Why?”

“Because Mr. Trump said things that scared people. Mostly good people. It seemed he wanted to change America and not in a good way.”

‘So what happened?”

“Well, Billy, he surprised the world. He started like all the others, did what lots of politicians do. He said one thing to get elected, then, did something entirely different once he got in. Remember this, Billy. Running for President and being President are two very different things.”

“How Grandpa?”

“Because once you are in that office, decisions you make can affect millions of people. It can cost them their lives. President Trump turned out to be more thoughtful, compassionate, and intelligent than many expected.”

“So that’s why he’s up there?”

“Yup, Billy, that’s why he’s up there. Been a long time since we had a President who deserved this.  So, you ready to go?”

“I am, Grandpa, thanks for taking me here. Mount Rushmore is pretty cool.”

*****

“Grandpa, were you alive when Donald Trump was President? We’re studying him in history.”

“I was, Billy, I was just a small boy, but I remember. They were scary times.”

“Why?”

“Because he forgot about the history and dignity of the office of the President and the right of others to live their lives in a manner they choose.”

“So what happened?”

“Here, look through the telescope. You see that large debris cloud between here and Venus?”

“Yeah.”

“That’s all that’s left of the Earth.”

 

 

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About Joe Broadmeadow

Joe Broadmeadow retired with the rank of Captain from the East Providence Police Department after serving for 20 years. He is the author of the novels Collision Course, Silenced Justice, and Saving the Last Dragon available on Amazon in print and Kindle. Joe is working o the latest in a series of Josh Williams and Harrison "Hawk" Bennett novels and a sequel to Saving the Last Dragon. In 2014 Joe completed a 2,185 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail
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4 Responses to Future History

  1. Karen says:

    Feeling despair.

  2. Great post, as usual Joe…Yes, it shall pass, But how? I never thought that people would allow someone like this to snow them under/ I do despair of the women who voted for such a despicable person. This event is overwhelming to many.
    “We have nukes so why don’t we use them?”
    Is this the question of a sane person? And we just have to wait and see!
    Keep writing Joe….you are sunshine on a cloudy day. Thanks.
    Joymarie

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