Democracy – Weekend Writing Prompt

Artwork by Phil Burns

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section

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Death before dishonour?
Nah, disenfranchisement before defeat.
Mark Twain said ‘If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.’
Prophetic words as democracy goes on trial in a nationwide court wrangle.

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20 Responses to Democracy – Weekend Writing Prompt

  1. trishsplace says:

    Mark Twain said that? How cynical of him. Although he could be correct and we live in a Kakistocracy 🙂


  2. Bill says:

    I shall no longer take so many things for granted.
    I don’t often push back on Mr. Clemens, but voting matters. We just need to get it right.
    Well done, CE.


  3. Well, there’s another fine mess they’ve gotten themselves into!


  4. Dee | Grammy's Grid says:

    If the deep state is really in charge then it doesn’t matter who gets elected 😦


  5. Dear CE,

    Round and round she goes…good use of the word.




  6. It’s a darn shame wrangling occurs over election results. We’ll have to wrangle to protect and preserve the constitution and democracy.


  7. Dora says:

    We’ll see if the constitutional system works. If the electorate loses faith in its integrity and fairness, our republic is dead.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. The courts are pretty much tossing those out before even looking at it because it is so frivolous … but, yeah … oy vey.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Iain Kelly says:

    They don’t even seem to realise the damage they are doing. What happens when it’s time for the next election in America – will anyone bother? Will anyone accept any result? Long term damage for the sake of short term ego.


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