Friday Fictioneers-Metropolis

danny-bowmancopyright-Danny Bowman

It was easier for Mr. Kent before the age of cell phones. There were phone booths on every block in his city. This busy Metropolis.

Danger runs rampant on these streets. Women raped. Murders committed. Banks robbed. Other crimes against humanity.

When disaster strikes, where does a super hero make that quick change? To save his city, he must don a red cape and fly.

A woman’s scream breaks through his reverie. It’s time for him to save someone, again. The solitary pay phone will have to do. A quick glance proves he’s alone. As shirt buttons pop, Superman emerges.

100 Words (I think) Genre: Fantasy or super hero. Hell I don’t know.

Thank you Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers. It is such a fun, crazy, and sometimes discouraging exercise in discipline. I enjoy it immensely. Kudos and criticisms are most welcome. Bring it on!

40 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers-Metropolis

    • Hi sweetie,

      I usually go with the first idea that pops into my head. When I see a pay phone or booth, I immediately think of Superman. The original one from my childhood, Christopher Reeve. Good Gawd he was hot.

      Glad you liked it, and I can’t wait to read yours.


    • Dear Rochelle,

      Thanks doll. I wasn’t too sure about it. But I thought who doesn’t love the man with the red cape? I know he makes me all twitterpated.


  1. Since Superman always has his super outfit underneath, I guess he doesn’t really need a place to change (and these days, probably a lot of people wouldn’t even notice if he stripped down on the street and changed.) But it wouldn’t be the same without a phone booth.

    Have a wonderful weekend,


    • Hey Perry,

      Thanks for the sweet comment. Can’t wait to see the new Man of Steel. My fave will always be Christopher Reeve though. Drooooolllll.

      XOXOXOXXOX, Renee

  2. Knowing the kind of genre toward which you seem to gravitate … I started having to turn on the air-co! Handle with asbestos gloves, please. πŸ˜‰

    • Oh my love you tickled me to death with your comment. I haven’t written any erotica in awhile now. I’ve been inspired to do so lately though. Who knows what this Sparkly Girl will come up with??!!

  3. I’m amazed at everybody regarding phone booths or public phones as obsolete. There’s a few in the small town close by where I live (as I commented someplace else) and I’ve had more than one occasion to use it. The only supermen I encountered was the ones I phoned, or left sitting at the restaurant table while I phoned another one.

    • Oh my love, I so enjoyed your comment. I agree, I have seen a phone booth or two from time to time. I’ve not had the occasion to use one in a very long time though. If I’ve ever needed a phone, someone has graciously given me their cell to use.

  4. If you came to this planet and could blend in to see what we are and how we are and what we do.. You would find a way to save us, no matter the challenge by design. A phone booth, a hall closet.. times have changed yet it is more real time than it was! πŸ™‚

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