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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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August 23, 2015
AND LOUD FLOWS THE DON
News Item: Donald Trump continues to increase his lead in the polls making him the
big fish in a sea of minnows.
In days of yore, there was a land ruled by the Democrappisaurus and the
Repukeysausus alternately. They would exchange places almost amicably for almost
nothing changed. Why? Because both were ruled by the Colossus, the
Corporobankstersaurus. And so things remained ... until ...
The Don the Big Trumpuna threw his ample girth in the selection pond. Some of the
minnows were thrown out in the splash and lay gasping, hoping against hope for a
merciful splash to let them back in; others tried to fight but were no match for the Big
Trumpuna; yet others tried poison to color him dead ...
Not being a minnow, the Trumpuna did not need to be fed by the
Corporobankstersaurus. It fed itself.
So heads were scratched and tails were splashed. But the ripples of minnows could
not disturb even the slumber of Big Trumpuna.
Whenever he woke and opened his mouth wide and loud, the big noise pleased all
the voting critters who made him their champion -- measly mouthed minnows
For it was a desperate time, and in desperate times when nothing works, the littles
seek extremes to resolve their problems.
And the Corporobankstersaurus flicked his giant tongue and thrashed his tail