99 word prompt : riptide


September 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a riptide. How can it be used to move a story? It could be a stretch of turbulent water or a pull of another kind. Go where the prompt leads even if you find it unexpected.

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“Exploit human differences, that’s the riptide,” said the future world dictator.  “When the natural right to live freely is discussed, find another group to focus on.”

“We’ve been living in the shadows for 105 years,” his wife said. “When will we have full control over the world?”

“When we destroy critical thinking, then there will be true equality for those who are inferior,” he said. “Once college is nothing but extended elementary school, we lead the world.”

“Lords and serfs,” his wife snickered, “Who is the next group to focus on?”

“Those in the minority,” he snickered. “Skinny people.”