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Get Out The Vote

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:55 am
by lbonanomi
The semis rolled-in with the melting snow. Three days ago slick-talking men in unmarked SUVs came to this dying town with big smiles and cash money for property deeds on-the-spot and evacuation by nightfall.

Everyone had sold.

Construction crews unloaded a Main Street Facade Number Five® onto the since-deserted sidewalks. Specialists poached from Disney parks would supervise the kit’s fevered installation over the next week.

Busloads of formerly illegal immigrants would follow. A shiny-new American life in exchange for silence and faithfully voting Republican.

Modern gerrymandering was hell before DHS received extraordinary rendition powers.

Re: Get Out The Vote

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:32 am
by strawman
Welcome to the forums, lbonanomi.
The RNC thanks you for your input on how to export democracy.
Ron Paul is particularly interested.
However, we don't know if Afghanistan has a Republican party.

Re: Get Out The Vote

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:35 am
by Dolohov
First post a drabble! Well done.

A nice drabble, too, though I had to read the last sentence a couple times to get it. Also, you might consider changing "religiously" to "faithfully" or "dutifully" -- I think that the latter have more of a sense of "doing it because you have to"? (Also, part of me is yelling "Don't give them any ideas!" :D )

Re: Get Out The Vote

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:01 am
by lbonanomi
Dolohov,

I was raised to never argue with an editor. 'faithfully' it is.

Re: Get Out The Vote

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:47 am
by tbaker2500
Nice one. Welcome to the forums!