The existence of heroes

While Superman flew anti-clockwise to go back in time to save Lois from the earthquake, Spiderman was swinging his way through the city searching for Mary Jane. At the same time The Doctor matched wits with The Master. Jack Harkness was trying to convince the fairies not to take the changeling. Sarah Connor was doing her thing with lasers. Batman was clinging to the side of a monstrous cathedral watching the Joker fall to his death. Wolverine was licking his knuckles and whimpering; and Van Helsing was loading his cross bow. Wonder Woman hoisted her bustier, then took hold of the invisible joy stick, Xena drew her keen blade, and Max Headroom mega-bitted his way through the tv network helping Edison Carter with the latest scoop. The existence of these heroes help me to sleep at night. I cannot contemplate the horror of a world without them.

A Flash Fiction piece for Challenge 13, themed Horror


  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnabout 5 years ago

    yip yip yipeeeeee
    i want to vote you winner with this one xx

  • hehe thanks Annie.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    LOL!! Love this Anne!!!!! :)))

  • lol, we have to have our heroes, don’t we Vicki!

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Nick Ford
    Nick Fordabout 5 years ago

    Great stuff Anne! ……….. but Wolverine would never whimper.

  • Very true Nick. I absolutely love the guy. This is, after all, a work of fiction! Wonder Woman never hoists her bustier either. It fits perfectly!!!

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryabout 5 years ago

    I love it Anne!

  • Thanks Helen. :)

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 5 years ago

    Cheeky! I actually sleep with a lifesize mini me. Okay I don’t but if I needed a hero….

  • lmao

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Lawford
    Lawfordabout 5 years ago

    I’m confused Anne. I read the Herald Sun recently and they said some footballer with a sore knee was a hero.
    Who to believe?

  • Do you mean the one who glassed his girlfriend and is now being rewarded with a top dollar sports commentary job? This is why I dream of perfect heroes. Some of the bloody real ones leave me wanting.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 5 years ago

    Extremely clever write Anne!!

  • thanks Alison. vbs.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentabout 5 years ago

    You win. Just for mentioning Captain Jack…… aesthetics get my vote EVERY time!! (And one for the Doctor too….. )

  • inne just devine! Have you joined the Global Barrowman Awareness Day group on FB?

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Cathryn Swanson
    Cathryn Swansonabout 5 years ago

    You have very cool dreams!

  • Danny
    Dannyabout 5 years ago
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