“What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Reads the sign above the “door” to our web. We were going to trap all the “insect deceivers” and rid the world of them.
Suddenly an insect was caught in the web. It was Senator Blah-blah. He ran on a campaign of honesty and once he was elected he didn’t keep his word. I enjoyed watching him wiggle himself into more stickiness. He will make a fine meal.
Again, a flash of light and another low-life politician was stuck in our web. This time it was Senator Badass. He had an affair with his campaign manager and denied her baby was his. He tried pinning it on his personal assistant. What a creep.
Feeling especially happy, I began singing, “Liar, liar, pants on fire, nose as long as a telephone wire” while I was warming up the cooker.
©pricelessjoy, 2015 (140 words)
Photo credit goes to ©Barbara Beacham
This is my submission to the fun flash fiction challenge hosted by the lovely Barbara Beacham. She furnishes us with a photo prompt, the first sentence to our story, and give us approximately 150 words with which to write our stories. Thank you Barbara for hosting this fun and addicting challenge. If you would like to know more about this challenge please click on this link: MFtS. If you would like to read the other participant’s stories, click on this link and then click on the blue froggy button.