Spent Wastes

by Smiley McGrouchpants

               "It isn't like there's a 'they' out there . . . " (after waving his hand in the air, circular-style, he dropped it) " . . . trying to 'win.'  Trying to  " (more circular, windmill-type action) "  take over."
               I paused, for dramatic effect.  "Obviously."
               (I called this the 'Inverse X-Files Effect': he hadn't been watching too many episodes of the show, he'd been avoiding it and thinking too much of himself for doing so.  A sort of absence of guilt from having bad ideas had set in, an exemption.)
               "They wouldn't want to  cobble power . . . "

                                                                     THE END

               I unfriended him later that week.