Fighting A Hangover

This is my latest Friday Fictioneers submission based on Janet Webb’sdeceptively enigmatic photograph. It’s 100 words exactly, though I originally wrote a longer version in which the character of the protagonist was fleshed out more. Thanks for reading.

Domingo realised he could climb walls when he was six.

“Like Spider-Man?” People would ask.

He’d say nothing; Stan Lee’s lawyers were notoriously twitchy.

He tried to make it as a superhero but the criminal fraternity were unfazed by otherwise normal man who could climb walls. After a failed attempt to thwart an art heist, he gave it all up. He had his first Sangria in 1998. By 2006, he was on his third liver.

He still has his power, but now he’s liable to wake up, hanging from a hacienda wall, with a headache and no idea how he got there.

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52 responses to “Fighting A Hangover

  1. Dear Etienne,

    Bummer of a problem there. You made me laugh. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  2. MrBinks

    This is right up my alley. Great stuff πŸ˜€

  3. Etienne,
    That’s adds a whole dimension (literally) to the problem of sleepwalking. They’re going to have to create a whole new crime: CWI (climbing while intoxicated) for him. πŸ™‚
    -David

  4. Haha, spiderman with a hangover. πŸ™‚

  5. extremely clever. great stuff. πŸ™‚

  6. Very funny! I will be imagining him climbing a hacienda wall tonight as I have a glass of wine πŸ™‚

    Also, loved the line about Stann Lee’s lawyers πŸ™‚

  7. Really funny. I can see where alcoholism could be a definite problem for a superhero.

  8. Funny stuff, darling. Watch out for Stan the Man’s legal team, that’s for sure.

  9. Perfect the art and sangria include in your well rounded story.

  10. If you’re going to drink that, honey, be careful not to fall and break the chandelier. πŸ™‚

  11. A failed superhero with a useless power… very interesting.

  12. Third liver?Ha!ha!This was really funny and that ending had me in splits πŸ˜‰

  13. Great story. Poor guy. Things have gone downhill for him. He should see a careers consultant. Perhaps he could become an Escaping Prisoner.

  14. camgal

    Great story, made me laugh πŸ™‚ like spiderman πŸ˜‰ though not the kind of hangover i’d like to fight.

  15. Well done etienne I liked this one, good use of the prompt. Very entertaining.

  16. Alcoholism and superpowers, underrated problem in the supernatural genre. πŸ™‚ For some reason I saw homer simpson in a spider-suit.

  17. He needs to work on hanging onto his liver rather than walls. πŸ™‚

  18. “Art, someday you’ll hang (or is that hangover).” Sometimes I feel like climbing the wall too, but after a couple of glasses of wine I the feeling goes away.

  19. Very entertaining – poor liver! Nan

  20. All for the pun? Tssssssk! πŸ˜‰

  21. Harsh yet hilarious. Loved the tone and flavour of the whole story as well as the Stan Lee bit πŸ˜€

  22. So sad that he became an alcoholic instead of super hero…

  23. I love the little bit about twitchy lawyers and copyright.

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