The Scapegoat

The Scapegoat

It didn’t matter if this tinpot dictatorship trampled on the rights of its citizens or those sharing a border. He was the President’s guest, and as such smiled while flippant comments about war crimes and human rights violations flew around the table.

Back home, blame for the Ambassador’s cozy relationship fell squarely on the Prime Minister. Like a good civil servant, he tendered his resignation to conceal the government’s secret support for the regime.


Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #266.
Prompt Word: Flippant | Word Count: 74
Date: 2022-07-02 | Tags: #weekendwritingprompt

Fandango’s One Word Challenge.
Date: 2022-07-02 | Prompt Word: Tender.
Date: 2022-07-03 | Prompt Word: Blame.
Tags: #fowc

Cyranny’s Word of the Day Challenge.
Date: 2022-07-02 | Prompt Word: Trample.
Date: 2022-07-03 | Prompt Word: Ambassador.
Tags: #wotd

Photo Credit: Brian Wertheim via Unsplash.
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