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Casualty

by on December 2, 2015

He got the call before he reached Philadelphia.

The aliens had attacked the marina.

Jenny was now only dust, wafting.

 

The Captain’s cape billowed behind him, wafting.

Never wanted to go to Philadelphia.

Should’ve been at the marina.

 

Too late, he reached the marina.

Was her soul still there, wafting?

Why had he left for Philadelphia?

 

The Captain swore he would never protect Philadelphia, never leave the marina, not while her memory lingered, wafting.

This is my attempt at writing a tritina. A superhero tritina, specifically. Come to think of it, Tritina sounds like an interesting superhero or superheroine name…

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12 Comments
  1. Nicely done. My first attempt at a Tritina will post tomorrow.

  2. This was a two punch. A tritina with the prompt. Very clever!

  3. Poor Jenny! Nice job. šŸ™‚

  4. You like your superheroes to fail at their missions, don’t you?

    • I promise, the next superhero story I write, whoever it is will win. šŸ™‚

      • That wasn’t a complaint, just an observation.

      • Ah, okay. I can keep up the dystopian trend if that works; maybe it’s because I’m cynical, but I think darker superhero stories are more interesting. Like the animated Superman episode where he kills President Luthor in the White House and takes over the world. Interesting.

  5. Brilliant take

  6. Jennifer G. Knoblock permalink

    “Wafting.” Thank you.

  7. He’s stuck in a moment!

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