Monthly Archives: November 2008

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Was This Last Month?

“No, you’re not allowed to do that. It’s not considered original anymore. My dad has done it,” Todd said. “You didn’t even wear glasses.” “I don’t own any glasses.” Francis looked down in shame. “Doesn’t Superman have like, twenty-negative twenty vision?” Cherie looked pleased with

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Super!

The hero was old before his time. He did his job. He saved people. He accepted their thanks, but without the genuinely charming and gentle embarrassment that had accompanied him like a cloak in the early days. He saved lives. It was that single thought

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GOAT

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.” That’s what the old man used to say whenever anything went wrong on a job. Usually something involving me being injured. Then after he said it he would start laughing, a hideous phleghm filled growl that sounded like Tom

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Or Else Worlds Will Fall

“His name is ‘Clark’? Seriously?” The younger guy said, snatching at the sheath of papers in the older man’s hand as they walked. “Generally, when I make a joke, it’s funny.” Came the reply, a deft hand stealing the documents back. “HAH! What sort of

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Last Son

He floated, turning slowly, watching the distant stars wheel about, and he tried to remember what breathing was like. The radiation of the long ago supernova had faded, even from his sight, and he could hear its ions reacting two galaxies away as its great