by Pachydermy Philly…
“Billingham Bokstock was born with an elephant’s head. A real, live elephant’s head. Not only was he the first ever trunk-swinging, tusk-bearing, floppy-eared candidate to run for president of the United States, he was twelve feet tall. The first time he walked into a press conference, his head went crashing into the doorway and right through the ceiling. For real. The whole place nearly came down. It would prove to be a problem throughout his candidacy.”
Apolitics Now is the latest in the Flashbytes series from worst-selling author Philip Loyd. Not to be confused with the Man with Small Hands, or Rinos, or the Elephant Man even, Billingham Bokstock is nonetheless the very first actual elephant candidate.
Philip Loyd loves fat chicks and cheap beer, though not necessarily in that order. Loyd has worked for TheStreet.com, Forbes, and McGraw Hill, each time running for his life as if waking up from a bad dream. Loyd lives in Dumbass, Texas. PhilipLoyd.com