This mocking
Bullet-planting scam
Should drown us
To the depths
Of indignity and disgrace
A disdainful truth

For instead
Of trees, we planted
Bullets to
And walk with a greedy grin
Scheming, devious, shrewd

Then time comes
For truth to be told
We point fingers
Shake our heads
Weave a web of lies and then
Play the game of blames

I have been avoiding reading the news for quite some time now since they’re either about a world at war, a political “game of thrones”, or a network feud. These are just… disheartening. The human race has certainly turned this world upside down and we’ve come to the point of no return. But since today’s prompt calls for it, I’ve decided take a peek. The world is still a mess. *Sigh*

So here’s my attempt at shardoma in response to The Daily Post promptHead to your favorite online news source. Pick an article with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article. 

HeadlineSenators grill airport officials over bullet-planting scam