Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 5 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My “Secret Subject” is:
Apparently, time travel is real, and someone from the future keeps coming back to stop covid-19 from harming so many people, but they keep messing up. Murder hornets, Savannah dust clouds, violent police brutality against protestors, Kanye running for president… And who knows by the time you get this prompt. Write us a story from the time traveler’s perspective.
It was submitted by: https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com
Thank you Jenniy!
This prompt is a lot harder than I first thought! Jenniy has such a creative mind! You should check out her website (link above).
To say the glowing, blue cylinder landed with a splash would be an understatement. Landing in the middle of the National Mall probably wasn’t the best way to introduce herself to the 21st century, but if you’re going to fix their issues and finally put an end to the Corona-virus she needed to start at the root of the problem.
Her earlier mistakes had taught her a lot and she knew exactly what “NOT” to do. Now, she just had to figure out her next move. She had traced Earth’s problems to one man. One man who had slowly taken over the world one piece at a time.
First, he got rid of every committee who’s job it was to make sure things were being done above board. It started off so unassuming. Nobody even noticed at first, putting a family member in place of that office or his righthand man heading the legal aspects of leading the United States of America.
Within the first year, he had replaced every cabinet member with friends or family. His next agenda was to isolate the country so that we had no choice but to follow his rules. He slowly broke long-standing friendships with foreign allies, he opening mocked those that wish to do us harm.
By the second year, US citizens were no longer allowed to travel. No other country would open their borders to Americans. It’s people locked in, with no help from the outside world. They had their own problems trying to eradicate the virus, but they were much further along in their countries’ recovery, but the big difference in America was called leadership.
Foreign countries created and executed a plan to keep their citizens healthy, They hired the best Scientists, they made tough sacrifices, and they’re getting better. Americans were only getting the information their leaders deemed they should have and most of that they made up on the fly.
He promoted conspiracy theories and crazy antidotes because he didn’t want to save his people…at least not all of them. He had been thinking and he thought himself a genius. If they did nothing they could get rid of the old people saving millions on social security and disability.
He could get rid of the Millenials by creating a race war. The country that he had sworn to protect he was now pitting it’s citizens against each other. He planted stories on the news, he sent his officers to do harm and within that third-year, there was fighting and protests in all 48 states, (we don’t know about Alaska and Hawaii because they have been cut off because of airline bankruptcies).
Now, they’re in the fourth year and if something is not done immediately he will become a ruler instead of a president. Term limits would disappear, racism would be rampant and he would become richer and richer off of the backs of the poor citizens who were duped into electing him their leader.
The time traveler knew her mission this time. She knew what it would take to save the world. The citizens just need to hold on a bit longer until the next election. Surely, they have learned their lesson from this catastrophe.
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado https://www.BakingInATornado.com
A ‘lil HooHaa https://hoohaa.com/
Pat-time Working Hockey Mom https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/