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A moment to breathe (Friday Fictioneers)

April 18, 2019

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

I often sit on these stairs. Freezing sure. But peaceful too. There’s a thick silence that falls over you when the air is cold and snow coats the ground. A moment of reflection. When I sit out here I don’t hear the screams or the thwack of skin contact. I just hear my own heartbeat, see my breath fog the air.

Everyone says being a superhero must be so exciting. The danger, the rush…

The bruises might heal quickly but I still feel them.

In the distance I hear a plea for help.

I stand up. Gotta go to work.

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word count: 100

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  1. I liked the atmosphere you conjured

  2. Well done. I was thinking of a kid escaping his battling parents and then that twist.

  3. Where would we be without this wonderful superheroes. Love it.

  4. A superheroes work is never done, even on snow days!

  5. Such an imaginative take on the photo prompt. Loved this.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  6. Dear Laurie,

    No one stops to think how a super hero might feel on the inside. Well done.



  7. He’s human too, I guess. Needs some down time. Very good story. Great twist.

  8. Very inventive creation.

  9. Abhijit Ray permalink

    Not easy to be a superhero, One has to grin and bear a lot.

  10. Even superheros need a little solitude.. nice write, Laurie.

  11. gahlearner permalink

    Quiet reflections of a superhero, what a unique idea. I love this.

  12. A great twist, Laurie. I wouldn’t have guessed it was a superhero at the beginning. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

  13. This is a new and wonderful perspective on superheroes who seem impervious to everything but getting the job done. Great writing

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