Grandpa believes in conspiracy theories.
Something was “wrong” with the world, always.
I think it was his way of trying to make sense of the world and have some sort of control over a world and circumstances he had no control over.
It’s funny, the more conspiracy theories you believe, the more conspiracy theories you believe. It has a weird snowball effect as you continue a degree further and further. You go from understanding how people conspire for power and gain all the time, to finding documented and historical proof of governments or political factions, successfully or not, trying to start a war and then it’s just a few small steps to believing the moon landing was fake and then a step or two to believing that Earth is the only planet that we can’t prove is a globe, so it must be flat. Then, with an acrobatic leap and twist or two of logic that would make Cirque du soleil performers jealous, you’re in another reality completely.
I feel for him. Why do people fall for these things?
He has no clue that all those conspiracy theories, all of them, are distractions meant to keep us deaf, dumb and blind. To make us cynical of everything so the truth can be right in front of our eyes and we wouldn’t even see it!
You want to know what it’s all about, really?
It’s designed to keep us from discovering that the Lizard People are the ones running the show.
Don’t even get me started on how they terraformed this planet.
Why can’t grandpa just wake up and see the Truth?
Why can’t all of you?
11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: Stranger Than Fiction”
Haha! This was a great twist! Yeah, who doesn’t know about the lizards?
Great story, Tom. 🙂
Thank you, Terveen, I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. I thought the narrator having their own conspiracy of “the truth” was a nice little twist too.
It worked well!
Thank you, I appreciate that!
Even within the same community, group, or party, not everyone associated with a movement agrees on the same thing, so why would that be any different with conspiracy theorists, even the ones in strong denial that they’re connected to the thing they rail against?
Very true! Thank you for the compliment, Rhyan, and for taking the time to read this one and leave your thoughts, I appreciate that!
lol and there you have it! 🙂
I mean, really, the writing is on the wall. 😉
For those with SPECIAL eyes to see!
thanks for readinging and pitching in, Miss Allison! 🙂
Always my pleasure, Tom!