Freedom’s Just a State of Mind

100 words about two powerful men congratulating themselves on how they screwed the UK
I’m a bit late for this week’s Moral Mondays, but I think I scraped in just in time


‘Told ya.’

They high-five, chuckling.

‘I’ll admit to not believing they would fall for it.’

‘You sold it, mate. You did well.’

‘Aw, thanks, man. But this is down to you as well. More so, even. You make the news, you form the nation’s opinion.’

‘Don’t play modest. You started it.’

’Suppose I did.’

More chuckles.

‘The immediate future ain’t gonna look rosy.’

‘Pretty bleak, in fact, I’d imagine.’

‘Your next move?’

‘Lie low for a bit, swoop in like a superhero to save the day as and when.’

‘Good plan.’

‘Bless ‘em. They think they’re free now. Idiots.’

The Unexpected Demise of Mrs. White

‘Mrs. White, with the lead pipe, in the conservatory.’

‘Nope. Can’t have been Mrs. White.’

‘Must have been. I asked, remember. Nobody has her.’

‘Of course nobody has her.’

‘Then she’s in the envelope.’

‘Didn’t you listen? They killed her.’

‘Who did?’

‘Some suit, with an email, at Cluedo HQ.’

Let them eat ready meals

100 words about the BBC food recipes to be taken down
photo by Maria Molinero 

‘You know what the problem is? All these easy recipes people can access on their phones in the supermarket. I’ve seen them wander around the aisles hunting for ingredients. And then they go home and cook. From scratch. Is it any surprise the sales figures aren’t where they should be? No, indeed it is not. We have to make those recipes disappear. Then people will wander around aimlessly looking for easy dinner options. We need to create a void to fill.

So, what will it take to make the recipes go away? How big a donation will do the trick?’


Story 17 of 31 for Story A Day – today’s prompt is ‘inspired by real events’.