The challenge? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more & no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment on others’ ideas, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is “Marvel”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Stories
Most superheroes start out simply.
A being of humble origin but fatally flawed,
is robbed of a birthright,
ejected from a home planet,
or altered by science gone wrong.
Required to redeem themselves
for the rest of their unnatural lives,
they struggle with their shadow side,
as we breathe deep and lay our money down.
Viewers of movies and readers of graphic novels,
we are drawn in for hour after hour
by their same-not-same
Enthralled by the struggle,
we are distracted by the shadow dance
of villains and heroes flickering light and dark on a screen
our eyes grown large and shoes crackling on a sticky theater floor.
Leaving us quite free to ignore our own shadow selves,
we escape personal accountability.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)
Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers
PROMPT WORD: MARVEL