His black-painted face was inciting;
the media backlash quite biting.
And so in the end
he chose to defend
the photos by blaming poor lighting.
Well, what can I say but it was an unwise costume the Canadian prime minister wore.
Below are links to my Global Short Story Competition winning story, my short-listed story for the National newspaper (Abu Dhabi's annual short story competition) and a story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment: