The New Normal?

textual_phoenix

An alumnus of both Ficlets.com and Ficly.com. Who, for some weird reason, is starting his time here with an abundance of cannibalism-themes stories. O.o


"Okay, so... Yeah. We've got this." Captain Gaia looked us over. "Hero Corps, let's..."

"Uh, question." Even I couldn't believe I had spoken up, never mind that I had just interrupted Captain Gaia!

He stared at me for a moment. "Is this going to take long? The city kind of needs us."

I turned to my fellow heroes. "I just wanted to say... Well... We're a team comprised of Neon Siren, who can manipulate reality with a song, Shadeking can control light and shadow like molding clay, Captain, you're borderline indestructible."

"And," Siren added, "you can run extremely fast and jump 1 mile, Powerlegs."

I sighed. "Please, don't call me that. Stick with 'Jeff', until I come up with something better."

Gaia glared at me. "Speed it up, 'Jeff'."

"Wow, you get pushy when..."

"What. Is. The. Question?!"

"Sir, we just went over the plan to defeat a 180' lizard made of sentient gelatin, again, like we were deciding on dinner. When, exactly, did this become normal?"

I thought he was going to have a seizure.


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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

A very valid question and one that the recent rash of superhero films based on long-standing superhero comics has failed to even ask, let alone answer.

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textual_phoenix

textual_phoenix

I have another story in mind with one of the characters from here, but do I do it as a pre/sequel, or stand alone? It involves the Neon Siren, but it's definitely a very different tone than this one. Decisions, decisions.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

The third time. (That's when it became normal.) Which sounds like... now. Now is when it became normal. :)

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Anorak

Anorak

Had to stifle a laugh while reading this at my desk at work.

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