National Security

Yay, it is time for Paula’s Tuesday Story! Images today are:

“Order, Order”. Like an impatient headmaster, the Speaker of the parliament rapped his gavel onto the lectern. His audience quietened deferentially. When he had complete silence, he continued:

“The next item on todays agenda is the CC Bill. As you all know, this bill is of such a sensitive nature, that I move that we sit this item behind closed doors. I move that all members of the public be removed from the chamber.”

“Second”, cried a supportive voice.

The votes counted, the house voted unanimously to sit in closed session. There were murmurings as those in the Public Gallery were commanded to leave the chamber. When the last one had left, the Speaker used his gavel once again, to command silence.

Amid a packed house which was breathless in anticipation, the Speaker turned to the Prime Minister and urged, “Come on then, Harry, let’s have those cupcakes”.

Chicken

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 2 March 2021, insolent.


I was walking out late in Japan,
When I stumbled on angry young man,
With his insolent manner,
And his nine-sixteenths spanner,
Thought it best not to cross him, and ran.