He first came to power after the fall. He said that he was going to string the fat cats and moneyed men and he did. We let him, because it seemed right.

And he took the generals, and the doctors and the teachers and all those who could think. He said that they were as at fault as the bankers and strung them up too and we let him, because it seemed right.

And he came for me. Because I questioned something he said. And as he strung me up everybody let him, no questions, because it seemed right.




Joe Govan is a scientist based in Dublin. He is the winner of the first OriginalWriting.ie Flash Fiction Competition. He has published stories in The Ghouls’ Review, Picture it and Write Publication, and Seaglass and other Stories. He blogs at joe2poetry.wordpress.com and joe2stories.wordpress.com.

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