American Diner Down Under.

The Ipswich fish & chips shop was being bulldozed, making way for an American diner. As the bulldozers fired up, Pauline raged: “I’ll show Ronald Glump!”

“You won’t get away with this. Queensland’s not the 51st state of America. Ipswich says No. Not over my dead body.”

“Mr Glump, sir we’re under attack from a red-headed missile,” Robert Campbell IV, Vice-President Asia-Pacific shrieked down the phone. Australians wrestled crocodiles, wielded knives like swords and he’d failed boy scouts.

“Where’s the riot squad? Call my mate, Mr Turnbull. He’ll build a wall. That’ll keep ‘em out.”

“But what about the customers?”


This is a contribution for Friday Fictioneers. This week’s PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot.

The Pauline alluded to in this story is highly controversial Australian Senator, Pauline Hanson founder and I think leader of the One Nation Party. Before going into politics, she owned a fish & chips shop in Ipswich, Queensland. She’s famous for a lot of things including her flaming red hair, her infamous saying: “Please explain!” which has become part of the Australian lexicon. You can read her bio here. And here’s a link to her alter-ego Pauline Pantsdown. I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about this colourful character and what would ever happen if she and President Elect Trump came to blows. WWIII? Nup! That would be child’s play!

xx Rowena

16 thoughts on “American Diner Down Under.

  1. Rowena Post author

    I love the idea of a halal diner for Pauline. That would be fabulous. I’d love Dame Edna as our president too. That’s the best suggestion I’ve heard yet!

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  3. Minuscule Moments

    I think they would make the perfect couple, the red head and Mr Glump. Good fun to be had Rowena. People won’t be so quick to say Pauline will never rule the country after what happened in America. But I won’t ever vote for her.

  4. Rowena Post author

    She won’t get my vote either. I have really enjoyed working on flash fiction and found it surprisingly stimulating.
    I hope you and the family had a fabulous Christmas and wish you a wonderfilled year ahead! xx Ro

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