by Boyd Taylor
Immediately after North Korea successfully fired a rocket and exploded a nuclear bomb near Austin, Governor Perry sprang into action. From his bunker deep under the George H.W. Bush Library in College Station, he rejected aid from the federal government. “This is why we have the Texas Rangers,” he said, announcing that he was sending legendary Ranger Chuck Norris to deal with the North Koreans.
When one of the three reporters to survive the blast asked if Norris could handle the job alone, Perry replied, “One Korea, One Ranger.” When told there were two Koreas, he said, “There won’t be when Chuck gets through with them.
To a reporter’s question about rebuilding Austin, Perry smiled and said, “It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good.” Austin will be declared permanently uninhabitable.
“That’s just making it official,” an aide said. “It always was.” Texas A&M University will be renamed “The Texas A & M University,” and state government functions will be transferred to Washington-on-the-Brazos, where the original Independence Hall “will be more than sufficient to house all the government that Texas needs.”
Boyd Taylor is the author of many Texas short stories and the book “The Hero of San Jacinto” which is available by clicking here.
For a short time, anybody who purchases his book will be given a free “You May All Go To Hell And I Will Go To Texas” bumper sticker.