Commentary and Philosophy Flash Fiction posted November 3, 2016

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Lovers squabble over politics.

A House Divided

by emckinne

Politics Flash Fiction Contest Winner 
"To me, this election is a war of blatant arrogance versus covert deceit.
One candidate stands for everything that is wrong and childish about this country.
Stating "Make America Great Again" implies we have fallen from greatness.
No country is perfect, and it is wrong to scorn your home country." Juliet promptly switches off the television and goes to open the windows of the living room.
She pauses as fresh air engulfs her, blowing her long hair back behind her shoulders.

"No candidate is perfect either. Juliet my dear, you have no idea what you are talking about. You would rather have a lady rat in the white house?" Juliet rolls her eyes as Romeo grabs another beer from the fridge. "You are beautiful my love, but uneducated in the matter", says Romeo as he falls back onto the living room couch. "Oh you think so do you? How would you like a rich coward asking you to pay his bills?" says Juliet. Romeo scoffs, "How would you like a woman sending secret messages to enemies?"

"First off, why does it matter that she is a woman? She is well educated and seasoned in politics. Second, that is not what happened, read more than one biased newspaper honey. This is why we do not talk about politics." Romeo walks over to his lover, embracing her from behind. "Just leave government to the men. Women do not belong with their wispy behavior and overactive emotions. We will make America great again, dearest. Don't worry." Juliet pulls away from Romeo and walks towards the front door in a huff. "Intelligent input darling, I'm going for a walk."

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