The Conversation – the fictional story of Don and Kim

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The Conversation – the fictional story of Don and Kim


The room was completely bare apart from one small round table and two chairs.

The two men entered simultaneously through doors at opposing sides. They came to a halt and glared at each other like heavyweight boxers sizing up their opponent.


President Trump pulled himself up to his full height, his lip curling into a contemptuous sneer. Chairman Kim, his face frozen into a mask and his eyes, like polished coal, fixing on to Trump’s eyes through his tortoiseshell glasses.


Together they swaggered to their seats and both leaned forward belligerently.


‘Let’s cut to the chase,’ Trump said, his eyes narrowing, lips pouting into a grimace.


‘Why not,’ Kim replied in perfect English, a smile playing across his mouth.


‘You will destroy all your nuclear missiles and facilities. You will open up your country for verification or you will feel the full fire and fury of US power.’


Kim studied Trump’s face as if examining something a dog had just vomited up. ‘You really are a deranged US dotard, aren’t you? Why should we do that?’ He said slowly.


The corners of Trump’s mouth descended into the scowl of a gargoyle. ‘You are a demon begging for war aren’t you? Well you will find that the US is not wanting.’


‘You forget,’ Kim replied, tilting his head on the side, ‘I too have a nuclear button. Our missiles have the range to take out your whole Eastern seaboard.’


‘You are a maniac,’ Trump snarled. ‘Just remember my button is not only bigger than yours - it works.’


‘You old lunatic,’ Kim grinned, looking almost friendly and totally relaxed. ‘You cannot deodorize the nasty smell from your body woven with frauds and sexual abuse. You’re too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops.’


‘Little rocket man,’ Trump blustered, ‘you are on a suicide mission.’


‘Your little bluff carries no weight with me,’ Kim smiled goadingly. ‘You are only to be diagnosed as a psychopath.’


‘Don’t you have anything better to do with your life?’ Trump snarled. ‘You’re one sick puppy.’


‘Ha – you have the desperate mental state of a loser.’ Kim chortled. ‘You are a hideous criminal sentenced to death.’


‘You are one short, fat, bad dude,’ Trump blustered.


‘What is that?’ Kim enquired with a raise of his eyebrows, leaning forward into Trump’s face. ‘The last spasm of a lunatic?’


‘I will blow you to Hell!’ Trump raged.


Kim sat back in his chair with an amused expression. ‘In an hour’s time the world will be watching. Your reputation is at stake. I will give you what you want.’


Trump calmed down and looked bewildered like an inflatable sex partner with a puncture. ‘All of it?’


‘No, of course not,’ Kim smiled. ‘I will give you the handshake and a signed agreement that we will work towards a nuclear-free peninsular. I will destroy our nuclear testing site and dismantle our ballistic missile site. We’ve finished with them anyway.’ He grinned. ‘If my conditions are met.’


‘I want full verification from an outside team that your nuclear weapons are irreversibly dismantled.’


‘You cannot have that,’ Kim said resolutely. ‘I will only agree to sign a document that says we will work towards it. I will not give up my weapons while you are there to threaten us. I keep my weapons. I do not trust you.’


‘Without verification and dismantlement there is no substance.’


‘Take it or leave it,’ Kim shrugged. ‘You call off sanctions and I will sign. Oh – and you call off your War Games. I will not have you crazily playing at wiping us out. I find it provocative.’


‘This won’t happen!’


The two men stepped forward and held out their hands for a momentous handshake. They strolled up on to the balcony and through the gardens before signing the historic document that said they were working towards a denuclearized peninsular.


‘How did it go?’ a reported shouted.


‘Very, very good. Nobody could have done it better. We have a very special relationship. He is very smart man, a very good negotiator, a talented man who loves his country.’


‘We did great. A fantastic meeting. Very good. Better than anybody could have expected. Nobody else could have done it.’


‘Real change is possible. This is a new history, a new chapter. We had honest talks, direct and productive. We got to know each other well.’


‘Cancelling the War Games will save us a tremendous amount of money.’


Opher 13.6.2018


opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 6:06am
I slightly altered the words used by the two antagonists. They are taken from various reports and interviews.
I don't really think Kim talks English but it made for a good story.
Stone-Eater Added Jun 13, 2018 - 6:28am
Father to son. Just a bit nastier (Cat Stevens) LOL
opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 6:48am
I'd forgotten all about that song Stone - though I'm not sure I see the connection.
Leroy Added Jun 13, 2018 - 7:11am
At least he wasn't offered bribes like Clinton or boatloads (literally) of money as O did for Iran.  Both achieved nothing and gave away a lot to save their reputations.   Where were you when this happened?  Or, because it helped your agenda, it was ok?   Is Trump playing the same game?  I don't think so.  He hasn't paid a penny.  You absolutely can't stand to see Trump actually achieve something because of your TDS.   You would prepare that he start a nuclear war so your reputation could be saved.   I hope that you seek a cure.  They tell me it comes in the form of a red pill.
Stone-Eater Added Jun 13, 2018 - 7:12am
There isn't really a connection. Just the title sprang up in my mind :-)
opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 8:10am
Leroy - hopefully he will achieve something. Any sane person would want that. 
opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 8:10am
OK got you Stone.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Jun 13, 2018 - 9:37am
You absolutely can't stand to see Trump actually achieve something because of your TDS.   
opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 9:53am
Jeffry - it remains to be seen what he has achieved. Time will tell. It certainly wasn't what he was crowing about the day before.
You didn't like my story then? Using the actual words of the two characters!
opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 10:29am
Me thinks you guys have got no sense of humour.
Bill H. Added Jun 13, 2018 - 10:39am
I hope it went well, but it seems that many times we can simply expect the opposite of what Trump says to be the truth.
Would Trump ever admit if anything he did went awry?
Stone-Eater Added Jun 13, 2018 - 12:01pm
opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 12:23pm
Bill H - I don't think so. 
Leroy Added Jun 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
"Would Trump ever admit if anything he did went awry?"
Sounds like everything went as planned.  Sure.  He didn't meet the liberal left's expectations of parting the Pacific Ocean, walking on water, and bringing about everlasting world peace, all in one day.  But, it's a good start.
opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 1:17pm
Leroy - it's a start. It's pretty much the same agreement that was had under Bush but nothing came of it. It certainly wasn't the verifiable with dismantlement we were promised the day before was it?
It was sure fun to use the words that they'd said about each other in a little story.
Leroy Added Jun 13, 2018 - 3:44pm
"It certainly wasn't the verifiable with dismantlement we were promised the day before was it?"
Rome wasn't built in a day.  Trump has some tough negotiators on his side, including John Bolton and a Korean guy (I forget his name) in the CIA.  The latter is very hawkish when it comes to North Korea.  I wouldn't worry about it being verifiable.  I'm sure an anal exam will be part of the process.
opher goodwin Added Jun 13, 2018 - 4:57pm
Hopefully it will go forward from here. We live in hope.