She walked out of the smoking crater in the middle of Kingsport City. A crowd stared at her in fear and excitement and at the blasted remains of Dr. Hat, the latest super-villain to threaten their world.
“I am so exhausted.” Giant Explosion Girl said. The Mayor congratulated her.
“It’s amazing the job you do for us. Can I ask a question?” The Mayor asked.
“Sure.” she replied.
“Why do you put your life on the line to defend us every time?” She looked at him.
“Because I want it to be me who destroys the world, not them.”
I’m not a great expert on the superhero genre so I deliberately used names I didn’t think would have been used.
This was written with the prompt exhaustion provided by the Carrot Ranch April 25 Flash Fiction Challenge.
Please consider donating to: Christchurch Shooting Victims’ Fund.