Time to get my thinking cap on and put something together for this week’s challenge.
State of Emergency
Manqué (adjective). having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used post positively).
It was a step into the unknown, one of many that shouldn’t falter or cause anyone to lose their resolve. No-one had anticipated it, and there was the rub. No plan in place.
Now a State of Emergency was choking on red tape. Decisions had been made, but it was like trying to wring blood out of a stone. Backbiting, backstabbing and back tracking had all left their mark.
Time was running out and stress levels had overtaken common sense. Her manque handling of negotiations began to weigh against her, so in desperation and with a clenched jaw, she called a general election in the hope of passing the buck.