Rotten People

Ellie Warburton had ridden the same Washington D.C. city bus for decades. Normally very quiet, when she entered her eighties she became more opinionated and outspoken.

The bus stopped. Five zombies paid their fare and took their seats. It stopped three blocks later and six politicians entered. Most of them paid. Hoards of other politicians got on, some entering in the back to avoid paying a fare. Finally, two more zombies got on and paid their fares.

When the last zombies took their seats, Ellie leaned towards the bus driver. “I hate it when those rotten people get on the bus. They stink!”

The bus driver took the high road. “Things could be worse, you know. The zombie outbreak back in 2032 wasn’t as bad as anyone imagined. With regular injections, zombies are perfectly functional members of society. The smell takes some getting used to but, like I said, it could be worse.”

Ellie grimaced. “I wasn’t talking about the zombies.”
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Written for: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: https://flashfictionforthepracticalpractitioner.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/flash-fiction-for-the-purposeful-practitioner-2017-week-31/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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19 Responses to Rotten People

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Yeah, a horde of politicians might not physically stink as much as zombies, but some of them are even more rotten. Funny stuff!

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  2. Haha wow, nice twists in this one! I love the idea of zombies being an accepted part of society; that seems so different from all the presentations of them… when I first read “zombies” I thought you just meant tired workers or drug addicts!

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  3. Hah! Great scenario. Can I send some politicians from here for the bus? We’re in the middle of an election campaign in NZ, and the stench is incredible!

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    • Lyn says:

      Know what you mean, Matthew, I hate election time, too. The stench from their lies is nauseating.

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    • EagleAye says:

      We sure can, if you can convince them to come. The stench over here has been pretty awful lately. That’s partly because of one of the nastiest elections ever. The odor is just getting worse ever since. It’s attracting vultures by the dozens. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Matthew! πŸ™‚

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  4. Lyn says:

    Ha! Something told me Ellie wasn’t talking about the zombies πŸ˜€ I despise politicians and their lies, their self interest and their greed. I’ve yet to meet an honest one. LOL here endeth the first lesson.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Same here, Lyn. I’m sick of the continual deceptions. Can’t we just have civic leaders who “honestly” want to help us out? I guess an honest politician is the stuff of science fiction. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Lyn! πŸ™‚

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  5. Honest politicians aren’t allowed to function by the vested interests. only liars and corrupt can stay in power.

    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/08/prisoners.html

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  6. Susan says:

    Maybe the zombies will revolt, eat the brains of the politicians, and turn them into zombies.
    But then again, I think most of them already area.
    Fun story.

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  7. athling2001 says:

    What a great story! Love the twist. I always thought politicians and zombies were the same!

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    Yep! Zombies and politicans are in the same catagory….mindless and stinky. Great political, fun story. At least their good for something!!!

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    • EagleAye says:

      The only difference I see between the two is politicians aren’t always craving brains. Apparently they don’t think brains are important. Also, you can get zombies to do some work. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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  9. 43route says:

    Bit like the number 43 bus route.

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