Up and Away! (flash fiction)

Up and Away!

“Supergirl is up and away!” Jill’s been watching superhero movies lately, and now she’s dressed in a makeshift costume. To be honest the MCU and others have never much interested me, not when there is Star Wars, something Jill has never been interested in.

“Be careful!” I tell her as she runs around the living room narrowly avoiding shelves and tables.

“Watch me mummy!” Jill calls out as she runs into the backyard.

“Wait!”

“Up and away!” I hear her yell. I run out to the yard and she’s nowhere to be seen. I look up into the sky….

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt Up and Away provided by the Carrot Ranch April 25 Story Challenge.

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Our Hero? (flash fiction)

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Chandra Ablaze by Steve Argyle

 

Our Hero?

 

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.”

 

Joanne Fisher

 

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.

 

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