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The Speechmaker

I have no conception of the amount of succor that is being constantly used up… I declared to the press at the conference… making sure to be… exclamatory… Succor…! Constantly….!  I… but my opponent… he was saying at his press conference Death…! Death is the lens through which I see everything… How to contend with his… gravitas…? My optimism undercut… Brainstorming session: Marv and I deciding… Work all the succor angles… Rep X can have his death lens… Succor… What it meant, half would, half wouldn’t… Hard enough… even with the phonetic notecards… But then the press… asking for specifics… How much succor were we in debt for…? Then the networks picking it up… Reliance on Chinese succor… Russian succor… succor from the Bengalese… So they were going with steel… or was it plastic…? Succor…! I declared… it… There were runs on the bank… Succor…! dramatic dips on Wall Street… Succor…! All the markets raided for milk… Succor…! But then Rep X was picking up on it… saying… Rationing of succor needs to happen… and it needs to start with children… It was… shocking… What was he…? I called my own conference… Succor…! How? The press demanded… Marv had allotted me only three words at this particular… I’d already said Hello… How…? Baby jails… Baby jails… Horrific… Why had I… I hadn’t meant…! Succor was… That was not it…

But the press loved it… I was… expert… all the credibility I’d always… I was asked to speak at Rutgers… This was it… This was what it… took… All the right people… at state of the state banquets… I admit… I loved it… loved… careful to always hardly say… lest someone… Then one day a district road crew… drilling… hit an underground river… a newfound river beneath the district… I christened it… The Succor River… At the ceremony I brandished a silver dipping cup… Then I filled the cup with water from the river… and drank… It was so cold and… It was extravagant… that river water… I knelt… put my mouth right… in the river and… I have no conception of the amount…
Posted 12/17/12
Books by Darcie Dennigan
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