A couple of weeks ago I posted the following on my Facebook feed:
Holy cow, is my writer’s brain going weird places today.
Consider this scenario which just popped into my head: Imagine that a group of Scottish environmental terrorists take over Trump’s golf resort there. They evacuate all personnel and say that they will bulldoze one hole of the course per day and then destroy the clubhouse/hotel portion itself unless President Trump endorses and supports all International climate change agreements.
The Scottish government opts to wait them out, because no lives but only property is at stake, which position is extremely popular both domestically and internationally.
President Trump ponders his options from Trump Tower, which means that Fifth Avenue is blocked and can therefore fill with protestors, while Mayor deBlasio secretly sends in a SWAT team to rescue the guy with the nuclear football.
A friend suggests this would be a great Law and Order episode, but I see it more as a Die Hard-style series of movies starring The Rock.
I thought that posting that much would be enough to make it quit rattling around in my head, but it wasn’t, and eventually it turned into this longer piece (which I decided to publish at Medium because it’s so unlike my usual writing):
Update (12/02/2016): I’ve now added an “Other Writing” tab to my home page and posted this story here.