Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Truth-Telling Jacket

A naturalized U.S. citizen (with selective memory loss) was photographed right after a reporter asked her, “Is it true that your husband is a dementor wearing human skin?”

The lady seemed to be struggling with the complexity of the inquiry, phrases like Can you define human?’ and ‘Must all of his hair be technically of this world?’ popped out of her eyeballs.

Trying to stall, the reporter decided to compliment the lady’s choice of attire, but a collective gasp uttered by the crowd standing behind the lady shut him up.

“She’s wearing a Truth-Telling Jacket!” the crowd shouted in one voice.

When the lady placed a hand over the spot where her heart should’ve been and turned to smile at the crowd, the reporter read the message spelled by the truth-telling fabric: ‘I really don’t care. Do U?’

Reporters aren’t known for their sentimentality. Still, his eyes filled, as he said, “Love like this is hard to find. Human or not, those two are made for each other.” 

I think he is right. The lady and her alleged human-skin-wearing-dementor must love each other deeply. Why else would she ever wear fabric that screams their truths into the world, regardless of how despicable these might be?

The husband’s own show of love isn’t far behind. After a team of ornithologists explained to him that humanity tweets loudest when innocents are ill-treated, he created a camp where he isolates children from parents. This isn’t done out of cruelty—he cares hugely. But he must study the adults’ emotions at their rawest, in order to mimic their behaviors and learn to seem more human. 

Many people—especially those who find it hard to breathe through the happiness-sucking fog that follows the couple around—care very much about this issue. And they, too, are wearing truth-telling jackets.

Posted by Magaly’s Muse.

This is the work of an incorporeal being who suspects someone got drunk and burned the barrier between news, reality, and politics. Characters, jackets, and events could be products of said being’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or persons (living or dead, undead, or known to be inhuman) is purely coincidental. Except the dementors. The dementors are real.

 
 

- for Poets and Storytellers United--Weekly Scribblings #77: Boiling Over (create poetry or prose using Rob Kistner’s phrase “Human arrogance is boiling over” as inspiration).

27 comments:

  1. Once I figured out who this is really about, I laughed and laughed! Good one, Magaly! In the case of these two, "love" is spelled "$$$$" though.

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  2. Brilliant Magaly!! I agree with Debra, as soon as I realized who you were really talking about, I laughed too!!! Well done! Big Hugs!

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    1. Laughter is good, especially when a topic is too dire.

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  3. Wonderful! I join my comment predecessors ~~~ took a bit of “oh my what is poor Magaly talking about” until the bulb lit!! Arrogance personified.

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    1. Arrogance at is ugliest and most dangerous.

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  4. The lack of human understanding may, over time, lead such alien beings to under-estimate us.

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    1. I believe you're correct, my friend. And then... kick them in the teeth!

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  5. Interesting!!!

    Happy Wednesday, Magaly

    much ❤ love

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  6. Being one of the leading nations in the world it is amazing that the US is so childish in its political behaviour. Hang on all politics is like that isn't it?

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    1. Indeed. When it comes to choosing terrible people to lead, it seem the stupidity is an international event.

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  7. Oh, that was just wonderful! At first, I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, thinking maybe, just maybe she wasn't buying into this, it all was not what she expected to take on. But, then, that "Truth-Telling Jacket." She knew. She liked it.

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    1. At one point, I wanted to think, Perhaps she made a mistake. No one can be that careless. But I couldn't hold the thought for long. No one can be that stupid.

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  8. Pwerful Magaly! Sadly, the shadow of the bloated orange blimp still hovers.

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  9. It certainly takes a drunk incorporeal being to burn the barrier between news, reality, and politics so skillfully.😀 So much can be said about the "Truth-Telling Jacket" era.

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  10. I hate those jackets!!! I had to wear one for forty months, part of my pre-defered adjudication requirements when I was arrested for telling untruths about trump's stealing his election in 2016. :)
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  11. Let's hope he never returns to politics... and sticks with his day job as a Beauty Queen judge for super models.

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  12. Truth Jacket! Brilliant observations in this, Magaly.

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