4. SINS



           

On September 11 of the 9th Year of Obama’s presidency curious and inexplicable events took place across the nation:

a) Torture photographs taken at Abu Ghraib changed, of their own volition, to depict intimate moments between Obama and his wife. The tabloids dined like vultures.

b) A Nobel Prize from the future fell through a time anomaly, arriving at a rest-stop in Austin, Texas. It was contaminated by a mysterious bacterial strain.

c) Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress spontaneously combusted at noon. Visitors to the museum where it was being displayed reported that it hung unconsumed by the fire for hours, like a semen-stained burning bush.

d) 17 women reported having miscarriages in the shape of America.

e) The Washington reflecting pool turned the color of blood. Tourists reported hearing screams and/or advertising jingles from beneath the surface.

                  

"America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting."

William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

 

Original reflecting pool photo by "Ad Meskens".