This story was inspired by the following prompts:
Word of the Day: Enticing
Sheryl’s your daily word: Lazy
Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Ambiguous
Ragtag Daily Prompt: Extempore
The Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge.
Today’s things are: grapefruit, HDMI cord, battery
The Consummate Politician
He stood up to address the crowds gathered unexpectedly around him.
He was famous for his extempore and off-the-cuff speeches and he delivered one to the masses. It was all about grasping the opportunities of education and learning. It was about supporting those people less fortunate than themselves. It was about standing strong and together to build an even better future for our children. The crowds all cheered, all hearing exactly what they wanted to hear.
What the speech lacked was any basis in fact, any solid figures or any concrete way of delivering the laudable platitudes that flowed out from that undoubtedly charismatic gentleman. His words remained suitably ambiguous.
He was the consummate politician.