Hate?

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This first offering is exactly 100 words long:


Barbara shouted, “Nah! Keep them out!” watching demonstrators on telly, waving “Bring them here” posters. Pauline Hanson was right: no slimy terrorist Muslims flooding Australia!

She went off to get the brats from school. They were squabbling even while climbing into the backseat.

She drove off.

Johnny whined, “Mum, she’s pushing things on my iPad!”

Sigh. She automatically turned to tell them off.

BANG! The airbag blinded her.

Light pole against the bonnet. Then darkness.

A calm voice: “Call 000. I’m checking the children… they’re alive.”
Thank God.

Cool fingers on her throat. “Praise Allah, the lady is alive too.”

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About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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6 Responses to Hate?

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Thank you Margaret. And that’s what we need in this screwed-up world.
    🙂

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  2. Margaret Goodman says:

    Bob, I really liked how you showed love conquering hate.

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  3. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Barbara, you may not know, but in Australia there is a concerted “All Muslims are terrorists” hate movement, headed by a woman who 20 years ago got elected to parliament on a concerted “hate Chinese” movement, and is now back.
    I have read the Koran with care — actually edited an English translation, and it is not a document of hate and warfare. It does report on historical events of Mohammed’s time, and these bits can be cherry-picked to justify aggression, in the way the Bible can be cherry-picked for the same.
    I don’t know if this man was a medical worker. Just a person driving past, who did his public duty and stopped. He happened to be Muslim.
    🙂
    Bob

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  4. barbarakay1 says:

    Too few people recognize the contributions of Muslim medical workers.

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  5. Jolanda says:

    Great short story !!!

    Liked by 1 person

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