KRYPTONITE

‘With this jewel I can rule the world. No one can stop me .’

‘You’ll never get away with this, Luthor.’ Superman replied.

‘Who’s going to stop me? You, Superman? You’re weaker than a human so long as I have this stone.’ Lex Luthor gave an evil laugh.

As he did so a dark shape loomed over them.

‘Where did you get that from? Is that your Mum’s necklace?’

‘No, Dad, it’s Kryptonite,’ Lex (Alexandria) whined.

‘Don’t worry, Dad, I’ll find a way to get it off her…I mean Luthor…and stop his evil plan,’ reassured Superman (Henry).

‘I’m sure you will, but this stone really does have magical powers,’ their Dad warned.

They stared in wonder at the green necklace.

‘What do you mean?’

‘If your mother finds you playing with it, she’ll turn into a monster and destroy you both. Give it here.’

Superman stood next to Luthor.

‘Luthor, we must unite against this threat to our world.’

‘I stand with you, Superman.’

Their Dad looked at them. ‘It’s like that is it?’

The Battle for the Future of Mankind played out to squeals of tickling and laughter.


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© Jade M. Wong

Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story, in around 150 words based on the weekly photo prompt. For more information visit HERE.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

53 responses to “KRYPTONITE”

  1. really lovely story, Iain. You know how to spin a yarn in a few words.

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    1. Many thanks, glad you liked and you are very kind 🙂

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  2. PS you may have enough flash challenges to fill your days but here are two I do which, if you don’t know them, you may want to look at https://carrotranch.com/ and http://microcosmsfic.com/

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    1. That’s great, thanks for the recommendations, I will check them out. Always looking for new challenges.

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  3. Fun and very sweet. Nice one!

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  4. Well written, as usual, and by now expected, Kelly

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    1. Expectation brings pressure, but you are very kind, thank you 🙂

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  5. Oh, yes I can see why you’d think Superman – reminds me of the first Christopher Reeve film with all the huge crystals. Great story, Iain – very sweet and touching

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    1. Thanks Lynn – it was all I could really see from the prompt, and I couldn’t bring myself to write an actual Superman story! Will be interested to see what others make of the prompt 🙂

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      1. It had a lot of charm, Iain. Possibly more than an out and out Superman spin. Really good

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  6. I love this story 🙂 you can just see the children playing!

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    1. Thanks Angie – inspired by my 2 cheeky kids 🙂

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  7. That was my first thought too when I saw this photo – that it was kryptonite. Nicely told.

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    1. Ha, I’m glad I’m not the only adult who thinks like that. Many thanks 🙂

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  8. Wonderful take; evocative and warm with the love between a father and his children.

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    1. Many thanks, very kind 🙂

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  9. Great take on the prompt. I loved to watch Superman.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Many thanks – I suspect a lot of grown ups have fond memories of watching Superman and wishing they could be like him!

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      1. I think flying would be cool. LOL

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  10. Hahaha! Cute story! A father and son playing. Love it!

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    1. Thanks PJ, glad you liked it. Felt like a nice change to write a simple feelgood tale!

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      1. It was great! I loved it Iain!

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  11. Awww, I totally adored this tale! And I love Superman (Christopher Reeve of course! :))

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    1. Many thanks, glad you liked 🙂

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  12. Oh I really enjoyed this.
    Sweet.

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  13. Iain, this is a story with great twists and images, and four characters to boot. Loved the monster mum!

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    1. Thanks Mike, much appreciated 🙂

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  14. Super fun Iain. Again you show your mastery of the short .

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    1. Mastery haha, that made me laugh, but thank you 🙂

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      1. OOh, well you do have that so ….

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  15. Gorgeous refreshing story. Very enjoyable read!

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    1. Many thanks Graham, good to have you back, hope you had a nice break.

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      1. I had an excellent break thanks. It’s great to be back 🙂

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  16. Most delightful tale Iain. Such tales have been told amongst all our children I am sure.

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  17. What fun game of pretend! I especially like the part at the end where the tickling begins. Fun story!

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  18. Very sweet. And love how you transitioned the story from full-on fantasy to a real life child’s game. Nicely done!

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  19. Cute story! My first thought was fan fiction but then I realized the kids were playing dress-up. I like it though, kids play like that it and its a lot of fun for them and even Dad. Let’s hope nothing happens to Mom’s necklace 🙂

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    1. Thanks Mandi, never been one to do fan fiction even though I do love Superman. This is my version of fan fiction! 🙂

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  20. A lovely story of some interaction between the dad and his children. Children love play-acting and when parents participate, it becomes very special to them and will always be remembered .

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  21. Awww that ending is perfection. At first, I was excited because I thought you were writing a Superman fanfiction! But as the story progressed, I realized it was even better than fanfiction ❤ Well done Iain! You never disappoint.

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  22. A wonderfully sweet story, Iain. I love the ending, when the dad joins in with their game. 🙂

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    1. Many thanks, much appreciated 🙂

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  23. Awesome story. Sounds like the kids were having lots of fun.

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked it 🙂

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  24. Loved loved this one Iain – very well done! 🙂

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  25. Love this wee man. A great read

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    1. Thanks Dave. I can see why this would appeal to you. My two are on a Batman phase at the moment 🙂 Hope all is going well.

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