Marcus Darksmyth, the Wolverine of Wall Street, eyes the tele-monitors hanging on the walls of his massive office. A brilliant man with a tenancy for evil, Darksmyth craved chaos. Today, using his influence with the corrupt police department, he placed off-limit signs on a perfectly good stretch of a busy sidewalk. Darksmyth chuckles as he watches countless commuters approach the barricade, override their instincts to continue and instead race across the busy street.
“This town needs are more men with balls,” Darksmyth would often say to his boardroom minions.
How he hated the lemmings of the world.
Darksmyth soon notices a young female strangely dressed in tight black leather pants, knee-high boots, and a bright red hooded cape approach the sign. If nothing else, she was pleasing to the eye. Unexpectedly, she looks straight into the camera transmitting the images to Darksmyths office. With a smile and a wink, the woman tosses the sign into a pile of rubble and marches down the sidewalk, followed by a throng of others.
The bristles on the back of Darksmyth’s neck stand up as excitement fills his being. Life suddenly became more interesting now that he was aware of the Red Rider.
Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge to write a short 200-word story inspired by a photograph. This week’s photo is provided by J. Hardy Carroll
14 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: The Red Rider”
Oo, looks like Darksmyth might have met his match! Love the over-the-top comic book feel to this one.
Thanks Joy. I’m binge watching Arrow right now, so that might have influenced me
Little Red Riding Hood reimagined. The Wolverine has met his match.
Game On! Thanks for reading.
Great story – you can’t hate actual Lemmings though, they’re really cute 😉
That is true. Right up there with meerkats. Thanks for reading.
A great little tale! Excellent.
The Other Side – my story
Thanks Keith. I read your story and thought it touching and thoughtful. None of us know when the shoe might fall on the other foot.
Interesting twist. Good job.
This is great. I love this version of Red RIding Hood. The Wolverine may well find his days numbered.
Superheroes and Supervillians generally give each other a run for there money so it should be an interesting ride. Thanks for reading!
Ah, a fight between superheroes and super villains. Great writing, Susan. I am curious now for the next turn of events.
Maybe another photo prompt will inspire the next installment. Thanks for reading Neel!