A Park, Madness, and A Cell Phone

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Where are you?
“I’m at the park. They see me.”
Back away slowly.
“They aren’t grizzly bears!”
You can’t use your powers here!
“Why not?!”
You’ll provoke them!
“Please, I just want it over!”

The man in a long trench coat, screaming into his cell phone, climbed atop a park bench. “Come and get me!” He threw the phone down and roared, crouching in a defensive stance, fingers curled like claws. Park goers had no idea what was going on, but felt safer ducking and running as far away as possible.

A policeman approached, baton in hand, “Get down!”

The man began to convulse and tumbled over the bench. The officer ran to him, felt for a pulse, and radioed for an ambulance.
Picking up his cell, the officer zipped it into a plastic bag.
“Hm,” the detective snorted, who had shown up out of nowhere.
“Whassat?” the officer prodded.
“The phone doesn’t even work.”
“He was usin’ it! Witnesses said!”
“No battery.” The detective turned and dramatically walked off. “Crazies!” he muttered under his breath.

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  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Literally, the prompts I was given at random. :)

  2. Avatar Concerned Reader

    Some strange flow issues, but I love stories that deal with perception of reality, and this one did it well.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    yeah there’s 2 scenes here, I guess; plus the POV change, makes for a flow nightmare. I wanted to capture the whole story in one go, though. Will add some asterisks.

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Ah, madness. Tragic. I actually wound up liking that you bring it back to reality, not giving into the temptation to leave lingering some hint that he’s not mad at all. Nope, he’s nuts.

  5. Avatar Luca

    I was hoping for a super-hero/psychic story

    but i like how it turned out :)