Wal-Mart Stands Strong

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Satire on big francises and their rapid spreading.

A series of tornados wiped out various towns in the state of Oklahoma to the point where towns that was home to tens of thousands of people have become deserts. As people rebuild their homes there is one building that stands tall and this building is the franchise Wal-Mart.

Three days after the tornado hit Oklahoma cities, construction crews were ordered to rebuild and reconstruct an entire Wal-mart Super store that had been destroyed during the tornado.

"The tornado just wiped out the Wal-Mart. I mean, it was just gone." said Desire Monpak, a loyal Wal-Mart shopper. "But I was surprised by how fast they rebuilt it."

While most people are still sorting through the wreckage of where their homes used to stand, Wal-Mart is opening for business to supply the owner’s of the destroyed homes with the supplies they need at prices that at one point could be considered be cheap, but now are regarded as expensive since the home owner’s have nothing to pay for the goods with.

"People are still upset about losing their homes," said a Wal-Mart employee. "I know that they’ll get over losing their homes when they come and shop at Wal-Mart because we stand by our motto ‘Waste Money, Suffer Better’".

Author's Notes

This is just my attempt to write some satire. This is fictional, but hopefully after reading this you understand the hidden message behind it. :):) 


Submitted: June 14, 2013

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Km2

Hmmm, interesting... Pretty funny stuff. WalMart fight a tornado. And Walmart doesn't win, lol ;). Some of the people that shop there are ridiculous. As well as people that live in tornado or hurricane alley. Get the hell out of there during those seasons. Or underground or something. Put the wheels back on the house and roll that sucker down the hill, lol. Just kidding. Very clever and unique piece you have here. Thank you. :o)

Tue, June 18th, 2013 3:12pm

knelsy

I'll agree, it's clever...but true. A tiny tid bit (I think that's redundant) for you...wal-mart employees are some of the most unhappy employees. Good luck with your writing, I'm sure you'll do well!

Fri, June 28th, 2013 2:48am

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