Thursday, December 26, 2013

Some Kind of Hero


Where it came from, no one knew, but the monster had already destroyed half the town and was threatening to destroy the other half!

The call went out for a hero.  Fortunately I was on the other line at the time, and I have no call waiting.

There came a knock at the door. 

"Perry, open up, we need you!  No one else can stop the monster!"

"I've got the flu," I called back. "And I broke my knee.  Plus I'm not home."

The townsfolk battered down the door.  "Perry, you're our only hope.''

"But why me?!   I passed out during Shrek!"

"Because, Perry, you're secretly Superman!  Did you forget?"

"Shit, you're right!" I said, dropping trou to reveal the familiar red underpants underneath.

One thing that sure isn't super about me is my memory. 

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Up, up, and away! That's where most people usually want me to be anyway, so this week I can fully oblige right after I make short work of the monster in my adventurous tale for the Friday Fictioneers based on the picture prompt above.

You won't need X-ray Vision to enjoy the contributions of the other Fictioneers.  All you need to do is click on the up, up,and away which is up, up and above to go up,up,and away to read as many as you want. Whew, even Superman gets tired!

I hope you don't need any saving in the week ahead because I'll be in the Fortress of Solitude watching Shrek.  I think maybe I can finally get through it now ....  

25 comments:

mezzojan said...

Oh, no, Superman has senior moments, too??? Damn, there's no hope for the rest of us....

Sandra Crook said...

:) A fitting end to Christmas, leaving with a grin. Well done Perry, you're a super man.

theeclecticeccentricshopaholic said...

hahaha awesome. as long as you don't forget the red underpants :) really funny. i hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

I always suspected you were Superman. The demise of phone booths must be challenging for your. Going out for a corned beef on rye now...bring on the horseradish.

Shalom,

Rochelle

ironwoodwind said...

Dear Perry,

You sure you're not Perry White?

Happy Chanukah, my friend.

Aloha,

Doug

greenwalledtower said...

I love that. I can imagine a superhero, with one minor, serious flaw like that. Superman flying along, about to save the day when, "Wait, what am I doing here? Am I going out to get milk?"

mike olley said...

Who can blame you for forgetting, with the rise of the cell phone there are no phone booths to change in any more. I suppose you get out of practice.

thebumblefiles said...

Of course you're superman, but are you the Superman! Well, if you have red underpants I guess that's all the proof we need! Thank goodness you saved the day.

Claudia said...

haha.... it's good to be reminded... and those red underpants as a proof...a fun take... and now go and help them...smiles

lizy-expat-writer said...

A bit of fun - thank you.

Perry Block said...

Yes, but please don't call them senior moments. Neither the Man of Steel nor I have senior moments. They are Kryptonite Moments. There's a difference.

Perry Block said...

Thanks! Just watch me bend cardboard in my bare hands!

Perry Block said...

With my red underpants, how could I not? Hope you did as well!

Perry Block said...

Not that challenging. I con people into letting me change in their houses and then I never leave. OMG! Rochelle, a meteor is hurtling toward Earth ... uh, mind if I change here at your place?

Perry Block said...

Great Caesar's Ghost, how could I be Perry White, Doug. He's old with graying temples! Me, I'm .... well, I'm ... y'know, I'm .... shit, guess I am Perry White. Happy Chanukah, indeed!

Perry Block said...

That's exactly it. I can't tell you how many evenings I spent over at Lex Luther's house playing cards and sipping brandy.

Perry Block said...

No, I just change outside in front of everybody. That's why it's known far and wide that in truth I am no super man!

Perry Block said...

At my age I am unable to save the day. Best I can do is refer the day to another superhero, like Spider-Man, so he can save it. But I don't charge for refererrals.

Perry Block said...

That's why I wear the red underpants, it's not that I actually like them. I have pink underpants that I love I wear on weekends!

Perry Block said...

A very little bit. More like a byte. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Seems I'll never be able to sign in here! I've tried and tried... and now, need to re-enter a comment. I always know I'll find some wild and crazy fun over here, Perry, and you haven't let us down this week. I love the red underpants, but pink on the weekends... oh my. You funny, funny man. ;-)

Perry Block said...

Maybe it's the pink underpants that won't let you through. Wish I knew how to fix it. Well, please keep trying when you can to post another comment. In exchange, I will continue to be a funny, funny man. Thanks,Brett!

Björn said...

Oops... I was sure I had left a comment.. I never for a second doubted your superpowers Perry... never for a moment. Have a happy new year.

russellgayer.com said...

Remember, Perry. when putting on those underpants the yellow stripe goes in the front and the brown stripe in back.

kindredspirit23 said...

A forgetful superman?! I still have a chance.
Scott
Mine: http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/ff-friday-fictioneers-carolyn-leaves-reality-rated-r-12272013/