Friday Fictioneers is one of several weekly flash fiction writing challenges that I sometimes participate in. If you wish you can follow the link to see you to enter as well. Below is a picture used as the prompt for this weeks challenge
Copyright–Douglas M. Macilroy
Rick loved being a leader, but he hated politics.
He walked to the courtyard of the state congressional offices and stared down into the fish pond.
A lobbyist approached, “Senator Tyler can I have a few minutes of your time?”
“Sure, just make an appointment with my secretary.”
The man grumbled an apology and left.
Rick sprinkled breadcrumbs into the pond; he pitied the fish fighting for their share.
Only took a few minutes for the majority leader to find him, “Rick, the oil lobby is a crucial part of our reelection strategy.”
Rick pitied the politician’s fighting for crumbs in their fishpond.