“These fools no longer believe in anything. Before if you said headless they’d have had enough brains to say horseman. Now they don’t even know what you’re talking about.”
That brought a round of cackling.
“We’ve got every pretentious intellectual asserting they follow the science without realizing our academic stooges rigged their stupid science.”
How they love cackling.
“They don’t even know how rigged things are. Their media, their major corporations and those god-awful, pompous academics wallow in our swamp and most of them don’t even know it. They think they’re doing good.”
“They think they’re saving the planet.”
“The absolute stupidest worship our own lord Satan.”
“Well, some do know, but they’re weak. Their Jehu was a prayer. He was too little too late. We deluded or we compromised everyone into slandering him.”
Ringworm continued gloating. The other demons were hoping he was right, but since so much was fake after Ringworm’s monkeying they weren’t sure what was going on. However, no one could deny Ringworm was a genius.
“We’ll bring this country down!”
There was more cackling, stomping and braindead merrymaking until a frightened sentinel rushed in and shouted, “JEHU WON THE ELECTION!”
“WHAAAAT! Battle stations! The swamp, my precious murky, putrid swamp, he’ll drain it!”
Linked to Ronovan Writes The 13 Writing Challenge where the word count should be less than or equal to 513 and congruent to 13 modulo 100. Mine is 213 words. There are plenty of other scary constraints besides it being due today, October 28th, which is a Wednesday the 13th modulo 15 of the month. So hurry. The headless horseman is chasing you.
For those who aren’t familiar with Jehu, see 2 Kings chapters 9 and 10. For those who want more stories of the antics of similar demons, see C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the following video. Now if that isn’t scary, I don’t know what is.
3 thoughts on “Draining the Swamp”
I love the Screwtape Letters feel to this!
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Thank you, Mary!
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