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For this month's writing prompt write a scene using the following sentence to start;

The streets were deserted. Where was everyone? Where had they all gone?

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PostSubject: when Beelzebub ruled   January 28th 2017, 10:55 am

When Beelzebub ruled
The intellectual class writing words on paper
has one truth, the class who are bent over a plough
has one truth too and think the devil with a long tie
has many things to offer like work and a decent
standard of living, the high-brow lot scoffs at this
saying the ploughmen are misled and don`t read the facts
but facts depend upon what one reads into it.
Some states ignore this seek an audience with the man
a of a thousand deals and are willing to sign a pact with
a bloke too crude for their salons, yet when it comes to money
are willing to give him a blow-job, while secretly plot his
downfall and churches tell of parables of the devil and sin.
The trade unions have embraced him
and not burst into flames,
will bring them paying members, they will be mighty again
as before the liberal class will bend to his will and find
a logical expression for doing so, woolly enough to say when
the show is over; we never liked his politics.

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