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FF – Document of Doom

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Roger Bultot.

I’m guessing most people will have heard of the subject of my story, hopefully.

Copyright Roger Bultot

 

An unassuming building on a nondescript street. Yet to those who know, who recognise the symbolism of the window, so much more.

A treasure lurks beyond that door, containing secrets both wonderful and terrible. Paid for in blood, sweat, and tears… oh! so many tears.

For centuries it has lain undisturbed. Until now.

The door screeches open. Figures enter, shadows banished by glaring lamps. They approach, reverently, and behold the mystical document. They read the sacred, terrifying words on its cover…

Oct 2029 Brexit Plan Revision 9323

They gasp and, trembling, peruse the awful pages.

“Hey, Deevor, what’s an ‘Irish Backstop’…?”

 

  1. November 13, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Let’s hope that after several centuries have passed the twentyfirst century will be remembered for more than Brexit

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  2. November 13, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Ha… I can see this happen… actually it’s a complete backstop or limbo

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  3. November 13, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Ask the janitor. His name is Boris!

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  4. November 13, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    hahaha! I thought there would be even more revisions. 😀

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    • November 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      I think they probably lost the will to live eventually 🙂

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  5. November 13, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    I bet Farage and Boris will still be there, getting Brexit done.

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    • November 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Scratching out new “ideas” as the centuries pass unnoticed…

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  6. November 13, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    You had me expecting some incredible miracle—-and then, Brexit 🙂

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  7. November 13, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Please don’t tell us we’ve ten more years of hearing about this! 😉

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  8. November 14, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Does ANYONE have a real government? They are all totally WHACKED.

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    • November 14, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      Not any longer. Everything’s gone a bit wrong 😦

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  9. November 14, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Oh lawzy… there will be no end!!!

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  10. November 14, 2019 at 7:52 am

    That’s still going on? Don’t they know the buzzword “Brexit” is long past its expiration date? They’ll need to come up with another revision to find a new clever name for it now…

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    • November 14, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      We like nothing more than to flog a dead horse or two…

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  11. November 14, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Dear Ali,

    To quote (or misquote as it were) Rodney King, “Why can’t we just all get along?” Maybe in the 22nd century…? Clever story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • November 14, 2019 at 7:38 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Wouldn’t that be nice. I’m tired of all the bickering at the highest levels of our elected officials…
      Ali

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  12. November 14, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Teehee! Brexit plans attaining the status of a grimoire!

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    • November 14, 2019 at 7:39 pm

      They’re probably eager to find out what all the fuss was about and how one issue brought down 27 successive governments… 🙂

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  13. November 14, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    the way it’s going right now, how many more revisions before it’s finalized for good? 🙂

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  14. November 15, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Nice read

    Strange

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  15. November 15, 2019 at 9:35 am

    More than a decade and close to 10000 revisions! A sacred document indeed.

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    • November 16, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Sadly unappreciated in its time, however!

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  16. November 15, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Have there only been 9323 revisions? I wonder how many there will be by this time next year!

    Here’s are my story!

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  17. November 15, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Great story! Captivating from the first word. Have you considered expanding this piece? So many places to take it!

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    • November 16, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks! It could be expanded if I ditched the “Brexit” theme 🙂 Who knows what they actually find, how it could change the world…

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  18. November 16, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Yay there is a year 2029!
    Great atmosphere.

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  19. November 16, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I liked this, a doomed nightmare without an end, how long must this go on. It seems at least a decade.

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    • November 16, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      I’m sure sooner or later everyone will get up and either just sign or ditch the whole idea…

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  20. November 16, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    October 2029?! Aaargggh!
    This is your scariest story yet!

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  21. November 16, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Made me laugh a lot ! That’s what BREXIT feels like — a never- ending curse that cannot be broken, rumbling endlessly on through the generations. And how can there be a customs border in the middle of the Irish Sea ?

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    • November 16, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      We will find a way!
      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  22. November 16, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Didn’t head the direction that I thought it was going to head… I expected a date around the era of World War II…. yet, where it does lead is just as scary for you.

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    • November 17, 2019 at 5:55 am

      We’re all just fed up with it now. I think it’s a cunning tactic so that no matter how awful the deal (or not) they eventually get, no-one’s going to care as long as it’s over 🙂

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