The Triangulation Of Superheroes #novemberwritingchallenge

I’m always delighted when Geoff takes up a challenge and applies his unique humor. Have fun with his story. Happy Sunday.

TanGental

This is written for D Wallace Peach’s November Writing Challenge

‘Hi, Bat, you okay
to take a call?’

‘Who is it, Alfred?’

‘The Mayor of
Gotham. Sounds a bit angsty.’

‘He’s always
angsty. Put him on.’

The Bat smoothed his cape and noticed a tear with annoyance. You just couldn’t get a decent cape these days. A couple of conflagrations, maybe a small Armageddon and pfft! You’re off to Bat About Town again.

‘Hi,’ the Bat
recognised the nasal congestion that distinguished the mayor from the normally
aspirated. ‘That you, Batman?’

‘Mr Mayor? How’s
Gotham? My spies tell me it’s still predominantly crime free and peaceful.’

‘Indeed so.’

The Bat waited and
then said, ‘I sense a ‘but’ coming…’

‘Better than a
butt kicking.’ The speaker laughed then coughed and finally rather too obviously
spat.

It was a different
voice but another familiar one. ‘You on the line too, Chief…

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