Friday, September 28, 2012

Great Scott, Barry Allen, It's The Flash!

No, it's not really the Flash, a/k/a Barry Allen.

It's just my overly cutesy way of letting you know I'm once again participating in the Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction Extravaganza.  Up top is the picture prompt, down below is the story. 

Don't worry, it'll all be over in flash!


The Temple

They had stumbled on to what looked to be the entrance to some ancient temple. Or perhaps it was a burial ground.  Professor Kropotkin couldn't say, nor could his assistant Maya Majoun

"I just don't like the looks of this, Professor," said Maya. 

"I know, Maya," answered Kropotkin, "but we've come this far.  We've got to find out what that structure is and what it means."

"Professor,  there may be a curse!"

"I  don't believe in curses, Maya.  But there may well be some kind of trap set for possible intruders.   Or we  might be attacked by an unknown local indigenous tribe angered that we've disturbed the slumber of their deities." 

"Professor, we're hungry and tired.  We've been eight weeks in South America away from all civilization."

"We must push on, Maya!" 

Maya and Kropotkin wove their way between the two jagged rocks that stood out like quiet sentinels and --- lizards darting to and fro before them --- climbed the broken stone pathway that led to the structure's portal.   They entered.

"Oh, My God!" shouted Maya. "Oh Dear God!!!"

"It's a Singles' Bar!"  Kropotkin cried out.  "And there's a cover!" 

"I knew it," said Maya. "There was a curse after all."


Now, there's the Flash!
And please, Barry Allen:
  We don't need another crappy superhero movie!


Anonymous said...

Hi Perry,
Maybe the sign and the spotlight should have been a clue! But you drew me into your little fiction and I was ready for the worst, and then you sprang your twist. Very fun story! Ron

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Ron.

If it was a clue, it left me in the dark too!

I related to the middle-aged mechanic too. When it comes to guilt, he ain't heavy, he's my brother ...

K.D. McCrite said...

Oh, Perry. Yes, a curse. Trust YOU to find a curse.

janet said...

I agree with Maya. Thanks for the laugh!!

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Some people have to find things out the hard way. Good for a chuckle.
I'm #27 this week.

Anonymous said...

Oh, horror is horror in any generation. What a cruel, and fun turn of events.

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Caught me totally off-guard! I love it!
And, I wish they would do a movie, a really good one, about Barry and the Flash!

Perry Block said...

Trust you NOT to walk into it!

Can't I ever have any fun?

Perry Block said...

Don't agree with Maya so fast.

George Clooney was sitting there, and all alone!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Rochelle!

I only hope Maya and Kropotkin do well there after their long trip & don't just wind up watching ESPN.

Perry Block said...

Yes, I kind of hated to do it to them, but what have archaeologists ever done for me?

Thanks for your comment, enjoyed your piece too!

Perry Block said...

I think we need a break from superhero movies, but when they come back Flash ought to be at the top of the list. There also hasn't been a good Superman since Superman II.

Maybe we ought to find a way to write about these guys in the Friday Flash Fictionathon. Thanks, Scott!

Unknown said...

Fun good read. Thank you so much for stopping by mine and taking time to comment. Enjoyed reading this much. Thank you!

Perry Block said...

I like the name "Boomie!" That's half the battle in being a writer, I think.

Enjoyed your piece, glad you liked mine.

Anonymous said...

a tad over 100.

Perry Block said...

I see your tad and raise your tad 150!

Thanks for writing!

Douglas MacIlroy said...

Dear Perry,

I guess I've got to go tell Russell there's a new Sheriff in town. Great story, curse and all.



Perry Block said...

No, don't tell Russell!

He'll come a'gunnin' for me, and I don't have Sharon Stone to back me up.

Thanks for writing, Douglas.