I believe someone was onto something when she coined the term “alternative facts.”
Alternative facts sounds iffy and I don’t feel comfortable advancing theories put forth by a woman who I believe has the basic intelligence of a fruit fly.
Aside from that, the basic concept may not be bad, but I believe “selective truth” might be a better term.
This decision helped my self esteem so much that I feel I must share my
alternative facts selective truths.
In my mind’s eye this is who I am:
Judging from other’s reactions, this is who they believe I am:
This is who I am when I go to purchase technical gadgets:
This is who the sales associates see:
In my heart I am this:
Other drivers see this:
For my annual check up I show up as this:
My Doctor tells me she sees this:
If you are feeling like you fell down the rabbit hole, try your own
alternative facts selective truth.
Warning: Avoid consuming alcohol while practicing selective truths.
Categories: Biased, Unbalanced and Politically Incorrect
I am a lifelong Southerner, short story author, and essayist. Home is Dallas, Texas.
My essays have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Writing.