Stories tagged “Superhero”

  • My Problem

    They told me it was a gift, but I view it as a curse. I’m 18 years old. And I can kill people by touching them. The first time I used my power was when I was a kid. 11 years old. There was a bully. I would tell you his name, but I have forgotten ...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Vertigo Vigilante

    Darren Hardly wanted to be a superhero. He fit the bill nicely – he was tall and muscular, with that perfect jawline you only see in comic books, the kind you could use to open tins with. He was strong, intelligent, and he could run remarkably fa...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Saving the Day

    “Damn!” He saw her getting arrested, tussling with the policemen as usual. He had never understood her fascination with that single cathedral. He begged her not to go start sketching in the open, she consented. A few hours later, he’d...

  • Grammar-Man Vs. The Mayor!

    The Mayor stood by the window, looking out at the city below. “I’m sorry, Grammar-Man, but this don’t fly.” “This doesn’t fly,” said Grammar-Man. “Shut up,” snapped the Mayor. "You’ve sav...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Voila, Perfection!

    Grammar-Man’s face fell as the Mayor continued to grin. “The door’s that way,” said the Mayor, gesturing, “don’t let it hit you in the behind on your way out.” “On your behind,” Grammar-Man muttered...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Role Model (Mature)

    What do I think of Halloween? You people think I love it when you dress your snot-nosed kids up like me. You think I get a kick out of watching some kid tripping over his laces wearing a plastic mask he can’t even see out of? I designed that mask...

    • Author: bluefish
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Interview

    “But come on, Professor Fortune, what’s with the cape? A bit Bela Lugosi, isn’t it?” The host beams as the audience laughs and cheers appreciatively. I smile the same smile I used on the Time magazine cover. I’ve heard it ...

  • Prerogative

    “Oh, look. It’s Professor Fortune. Did you see a mad scientist in your crystal ball and teleport down here?” All six and a half feet of Wallbreaker leaned on a lamppost that almost bent under his massive frame. Even with his grizzly l...

    • Author: bluefish
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Superhero Convention

    “So, what’s your power?” James looked at the eager face in front of him and sighed quietly. He hated questions like this. He only came here for the free food, which was provided by the city, who relied on the heroes every time the pol...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dinosaur Punching

    Wallbreaker and Professor Fortune ran after the man on the dinosaur, following the holes in the concrete that were the creature’s footprints. The man in the labcoat saw them and half-turned the dinosaur, sending a gout of flame their way. Profess...

  • Supervillain "Convention"

    Baron Quandary looked less intimidating without his cape, his spiked shoulderpads, and the Helmet of Oblivion. He looked like a middle-aged guy with a receding widow’s peak and a belly that bulged out his orange overalls. He sat disconsolately on...

    • Author: bluefish
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • There's Been A Misunderstanding

    You’ve got to let me out of here. I don’t know the first thing about dismantling a death ray or fighting genetically modified gorillas on the dark side of the moon. I can hardly lift a gallon of milk over my head, let alone a house, and I h...

    • Author: bluefish
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Try the bean dip. I hear it's "Super!"

    At first glance, Neil and Steve looked like any other superheroes at the convention. A closer look revealed that Neil’s costume was a catcher’s outfit with a shredded bedhsheet over his shoulders, while Steve’s was a store-bought copy...

  • One way trip

    Some can fly. Some can read your mind or tell you who wins the game next week. Some lift thousands of pounds with one hand, or outrun bullets. Pure energy shooting from fingertips, sound wave compression and manipulation, shape shifting. The list goes...

  • Resisting Arrest

    I see him coming. Well, I hear him first. Hard to miss a sonic boom, harder to miss a guy in red tights and a cape. I’ve got no excuses and a sack full of stolen cash and before I can hang my head in defeat I’m thirty feet in the air, held ...

    • Author: Geebs
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • No Superhero

    I am no superhero. Just a common man. I came all the way over here not for you… not for me. They told me to. I didn’t exactly volunteer. They told me I could go to two different places. Jail or here. I chose here. More sunlight here. A lot more. I ...

    • Author: Beastie
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Psst...

    “Psst.” Prof. Anthrax didn’t look up. He kept his head down when he was working in the prison woodshop. It wasn’t that the other inmates intimidated him; he simply had nothing to say to the thick-necked mouth-breathers around hi...

  • Evil Laugh

    Baron Quandary threw back his head, held the Relative Particle Transference Controller over his head, and laughed: “muahahHAHAhahahaHAHAHAHAHAAAHAAAAhahaha!” Just as Baron Quandary was wrapping up, the hall was filled with blinking red ligh...

    • Author: bluefish
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Meanwhile…

    People cheered as a swirl of pencils spiraled around the costumed woman on stage. The pencils spun, lined up in a row in mid-air, and then speared themselves into a watermelon set nearby on a small table. As the cheering died off, the woman stepped up ...

  • The Key to a Better Life (Odd Superpower Challenge)

    “How about that one?” “Too bouncy.” “And her?” “Too sprightly.” “That one. Look, you can see the bags and everything.” Edhra looked him over. He did have all the signs; walking a bit stiff, an...

    • Author: Xanathael
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nightwatch

    My city screams like a dame who is getting her purse snatched. I grab at the rope stitching holding my arm to the stub and pull, tightening the fit. “I’ll be right with you, dollface.” I say. My voice is low and gravely, but she’s used to i...

    • Author: Beastie
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Complications

    Sid gulps as they pull up to Kathleen’s house. They sit in his car for a long time, just talking. Kathleen leans toward him, that sexy grin on her lips. Sid dreamt about those lips. “Thanks for the ride,” she says, her green, cat-like...

    • Author: MadAsAHatter
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Danger-Face: Origins (also demise)

    Danger-Face is an ordinary man with an extraordinary face. The face was constructed by WonderMan, who found an asteroid containing a deposit of Dangerium, a mineral impervious to damage, while battling an alien menace in a distant galaxy. WonderMan can...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Finger Paint

    Mr. and Mrs Olivare had learned long ago that their son’s creativity could not be stopped- he had what those with odd humor would sarcastically call “natural talent.” When he was born it was obvious right away there was something wron...

    • Author: TalonJay
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Self Sufficient

    “Next!” “Uh, hi. I’m Biofuel.” “Biofuel, huh? And what can you do for us?” “Well, I, uh, I…excrete a liquid that can power any internal combustion engine.” “…excrete?” “...