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A wormhole opened up in my living room. From the glowing light, a slender well manicured hand reached across time. I pulled back frightened. The arm darted back. Then, as suddenly as it appeared, the wormhole snapped closed.

A piece of translucent vellum fluttered to the floor. I picked it up.

The penmanship was exquisite.

For you, a preview of Kavanaugh’s closing statement in tomorrow’s hearings.

“As you are well aware, I hold precedent in high regard and believe we should look to precedent to guide our process. In this case, I would like to call attention to the precedent established in the 1981 confirmation hearings for Justice Thomas. It is the expectation of this nominee that Republican Senators will demean the accuser and my sexual misconduct will have no bearing on my confirmation. I look forward to serving on Supreme Court and advancing restrictions on woman’s healthcare although precedent prohibits me for admitting a previously stated comments.” – Kavanaugh

My heart sank. The vellum glowed. The letters reformed.

“Keep resisting. Humanity wins in the end.”

2 thoughts on “Precedent

  1. V.J. Knutson September 27, 2018 / 12:03 am

    This is difficult to watch – it triggers old wounds/ rage. You write so efficiently. I pray humanity will win.


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