The Spin Doctor (Friday Fictioneers)

The Spin Doctor (Friday Fictioneers)


He’s definitely slipped a cog this time, her assistant whispered. I don’t see how you can spin this one.

Sarah worked on her bitch face. It was the only piece of arsenal she had to fend off the questions the press corps was sure to conjure up. The Big Man had made implausible statements in the past, but this one was beyond reason.

As she walked to the podium, an outcry of questions filled the small room.

This morning the President tweeted that….

Sarah silently questioned her career choice, but quickly pushed the thoughts away.

It was show time.

This week’s photo reminded me of cognitive thinking.  Just before I saw the photo, I read a  news report that President Trump reportedly blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Republican Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama earlier this month because his departure from the Senate to lead the Justice Department necessitated the race.  I mean no disrespect to anyone’s political views but when your muse talks, you listen

Trump partly blames Sessions for Republican loss in Alabama

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Ted Strutz for this week’s prompt.


30 thoughts on “The Spin Doctor (Friday Fictioneers)

    1. I’m fearful that they think he is the best thing since sliced bread. But as far as Miss Huckabee; I don’t see how she can in good conscience say the things she does. She is from a conservative Christian family and you would think truthfulness would be one of the tenets she lives by. Thanks for commenting Iain.

    1. Me either Rochelle. I definitely do not think it should take the place of the press. As they say, just because you don’t like what is said doesn’t mean its not true.

    1. I fear we are beyond that. I hate to think how long it will take for things to go back to normal here. Or worse yet, that this has become the new normal. Thanks for commenting Bjorn

  1. His press secretary must know both he and she are telling lies. I used to wonder how the previous guy did it and now there’s another person doing it. Spin doctor indeed. I’m just glad it’s not my job. Good writing, Susan. —- Suzanne

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