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Statements and Questions

WARNING: This piece deals in emotionally dark and possibly disturbing themes.

A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published May 27, 2023.

The assistant pointed to me, “You sir.”

“Thank you, Kerry Croc, Bayou Journal. Senator, you’ve been quoted describing something as ‘cold blooded’. Don’t you find that just a bit speciesist? Are you saying that some are uncaring just because they aren’t endothermic?”

The Senator cleared his theropodian throat. “Look, I have scales, you have scales, but, um, well that statement was taken out of context.”

“Sir, the entire statement was ‘that’s cold blooded’.”

“Um, well…”