Chapter One: Colorful Hate Hillary Rallies
Winona Smith completed her assignment of deleting words Brother President had said in a speech March 25 and rewriting them to coincide with events that took place on March 26 from her home / office desk. She hit send and the revised speech went out and replaced all versions of the previous speech on websites all over the globe, then she unplugged her machine and joined the crowd outside.
Most residents of her block were women who worked for the Brotherhood. Employed as "Independents" they worked from home and the Brotherhood benefited from less vehicles on the highways, and little need of daycare centers. To avoid mental health problems caused by isolation, Brother President arranged daily Hate Hillary Rallies in each quadrant of the city for the Independents.
Now Winona slipped down the stairs not touching the railings, which were disgusting and covered in years of grime and dust, so she could go out into the hazy sun and join her fellow Independents. Together they almost march in lockstep to the music on street speakers that is so loud, they do not even try to talk to each other, to a storefront on the corner,
Inside what was once a cafe, Winona found a seat between two neighbors who she recognized from seeing them in Hate Hillary Rallies the past several months but she did not know their names or on what projects they worked. As the monitors around the colorful room lit up with Brother President with his family and their colorful smiling faces, the women first gasped in awe at the Sisters and Wives and their beautiful dresses.
Then the crowd started to chant. “Hillary hate Hillary hate Hillary hate Hillary hate Hillary hate Hillary hate.”
Winona had long ago stopped asking and wondering who Hillary was, or why they gathered here every day to share their hatred of her. She just knew that after each Hate Hillary Rally, she'd return home rejuvenated and energized enough to perform at her job for several more hours.
That word comes up often when Winona Smith finds time to work on one of her own writing projects after finishing her job rewriting Brother President’s speeches after they've been published, to make them coincide with actual events.
(more to come)
By Kay Ebeling