Oh, Superman

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

Yes, the clouds are beautiful, and, yes, looking up is one way to remember the natural world when surrounded by this artificial one called a “city”.  But, no, that’s not why I’m looking up.

My mother always told me I had an overactive imagination.  My father, when around, would just snort.

I remember once, when visiting the city, seeing that blue streak across the sky and knowing exactly what I saw.  It was him.  I could tell.

Of course nobody believed me.

But I believed, and do to this day.

And right now we need a superhero more than ever.

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Na’ama Yehuda. Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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OK, I borrowed the title from a Laurie Anderson song…

41 thoughts on “Oh, Superman

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      lol, you might be right that I’ll see one of those pigs first… In the mean time, I guess we’ll just have to be our own super-people and learn to fix or cope with our own problems…

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  1. workinacresnothours

    You know why we don’t see superman as much, its because all the telephone booths have gone. Great read Trent. I think I have wished you a happy new year, lol oh well here’s another Happy New Year may it be musically, mathematically, writingly, kayakingly in tune & full of all great things just for you.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Britta. Although we non-super humans seem to muddle our way through things, in many ways it is good that we don’t have a superman clean up our messes – hopefully we will eventually learn to take care of ourselves ;)

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  2. bearmkwa

    Yes, we could use a Superhero… wait, we’re surrounded by them. Everyday, they are tending to the sick, comforting the broken souls, keeping us safe as we walk the streets in a daze. Don’t need to look far to see one… see, those flashing lights that just blew that intersection? That’s a few of our Superheros heading out on another call…. Happy New Year!

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          In that movie, the first time Superman reveals himself in public, he catches Lois Lane in midair as she’s falling from an incredible height and says something like, “Don’t worry, I’ve got you.” So she replies… Thanks.

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  3. rochellewisoff

    Dear Trent,

    We certainly could use a superman. Or I think of the line from Fiddler on the Roof, “Rabbi, we’ve been waiting for the Messiah all our lives. Wouldn’t this be a good time for him to come.” Wonderful take on the prompt.

    Shalom and happy new year,

    Rochelle

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. To paraphrase, we’ll just have to continue to wait.. someplace else. Perhaps we can learn to solve our problems without superman, whether divine or comic-book style, as we wait. Given our past record, I’m not sure I’m too confident in that “perhaps” ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. The why not is that if we are always waiting for some superman to solve our problems, we’ll never learn to solve them ourselves… Oh, wait, we still haven’t learned to solve our society’s problems. never mind ;)

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