At 450 words, my entry is a little bit longer than The Golden Eagle's suggested limit of 400, but I hope you'll forgive me. Also, please bear with me. Humour is not something I usually tackle!
Handsome hero crept round the corner, punching First Anonymous Bad Guy in the face. Second Anonymous Bad Guy was no problem either. Handsome Hero back-kicked him without even turning round.
Handsome Hero made his way to the pool area, not even caring that he still had his shoes on. Rules were made to be broken. There she was, Plucky Heroine, bound to a chair, gagged . She'd held her own so far through this long adventure, but now it was time for him to rescue her from the clutches of Evil Genius.
He ran over to her, breaking another poolside rule, and began to work at the knots holding her captive.
“Mmmph,” she said.
“Sorry sweetheart?” He was still concentrating on the task at hand.
“MMMPH,” she said again, more urgently this time.
He looked up. There stood Evil Genius, a gun in his hand.
“I knew you'd come. This time Handsome Hero, it really is the end for you. I don't know how you escaped the ski lift of death, the roller-coaster of doom, or the runaway-driverless-subway-car of destruction, but no matter. You won't get away this time.”
From the corner of his eye Handsome Hero saw something move. Turning his head to look, he realised that the pool wasn't empty. There were several sharks swimming in it. Sharks? Really? Even as he'd stuffed the Shark repellent in his pocket this morning he hadn't thought he would need it. Sharks were so last decade. On the other hand, it would make this all a lot easier. He would be forced into the pool, then whilst Evil Genius was recounting every last step of his incredibly long and detailed plan to take over the world to poor, helpless Plucky Heroine, He, Handsome Hero, would despatch the sharks, silently climb out of the pool behind his nemesis and knock him unconscious. He sighed. It was a shame he had to get his hair wet.
“Stand on the edge of the pool,” ordered Evil Genius.
“I suppose you think you're going to make me jump in. No way that's happening.” Handsome Hero was pleased that he'd finally got some use out of the reverse psychology degree he'd taken all those years ago.
Evil Genius grinned an evil grin.
“Know why they call me Evil Genius?” He asked.
Evil Genius raised his gun and shot Handsome Hero in the head. He watched as his enemy's lifeless body toppled into the pool.
“Because I learn from my mistakes.”
Plucky Heroine watched as Evil Genius walked away. She wondered how hard it would be to change her name to Evil Badass Sidechick.
LOL. That was hilarious! And I love that the Plucky Heroine wanted to turn into the Evil Badass Sidechick by the end. :)ReplyDelete
No worries about the word count; you more than made up for it.
Thanks for participating!
You're welcome, this was so much fun :-)Delete
Really funny! I agree with TGE on the twist. :)ReplyDelete
Gotta love a woman with her eye on the main chance :-)Delete
no, I think you do humor really well! Like the twist at the end.ReplyDelete
Thank you Alex, and congratulations on a brilliantly successful launch!Delete
Glad you liked it :-)Delete
That is awesome. Bravo!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much RandyDelete
Seriously funny, especially the last line. You do a great job twisting the villain cliche. I loved this.ReplyDelete
Thanks Shell :-)Delete
HA! This is freakin' awesome! Love it girl!ReplyDelete
Heh, so glad you enjoyed it :-)Delete
Ski lift of death sounds like an amazing thriller. And finally, the evil genius earns his name!!ReplyDelete
It sounds like 70's airport blockbuster doesn't it?Delete
LOL! Verrry fun. Thanks for sharing! :DReplyDelete
You're very welcome. Glad you enjoyed it :-)Delete
Go evil sidekick. Love those smart bad guys.ReplyDelete
Maybe she'll help him take over the world after all :-)Delete
Those are some great names of evil plans! Ski lift of death... hahaha! And I loved the ending!ReplyDelete
Thanks Krista, it was harder than I thought coming up with daft names!Delete
Loved the names of the plans, and the plucky heroine's thoughts about becoming an evil sidechick. Very funny!ReplyDelete
It was definitely fun to write, a departure for me :-)Delete
Hahahahaha! so funny :DReplyDelete
Glad it made you smile :-)Delete
Love it! Handsome Hero got cocky - he deserved it :)ReplyDelete
I love having the power to kill the ones that should be killed :-)Delete
Thank you :-)Delete
This was wonderful to read enjoy the blogfest.ReplyDelete
Thanks Yvonne, glad you enjoyed it.Delete
Loved Evil Genius's complicated death plans, and so glad he learned from his mistake. Handsome hero was a bit insufferable. ;)ReplyDelete
Wasn't he just? A lesson in how not to write your hero :-)Delete
Well, for someone who said they don't usually tackle humor...You had me snorting and giggling out loud. Sharks...so last decade! And the ending was perfect! Snort.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you liked it Bish, I had so much fun with it :-)Delete
Oh my gosh, I so did not see that ending! Perfect! LOL!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer, it was fun to do :-)Delete
Are you certain that you don't normally tackle humour? Well, you should...
Your wonderful sense of humour shone through in this piece!
That was a lovely thing to say, thank you.Delete
I laughed so hard, I spewed milk over my computer screen. I thought you said you don't normally write humor. This was hilarious. :DReplyDelete
I made you spew milk? Best compliment of the day ;-)Delete
Shark repellent worked for Batman. Sometimes we like to see the bad guy win. Change is good.ReplyDelete
I'll confess, that might be where I 'borrowed' it from :-)Delete
AH! I love it! Made me smile - killer last line!ReplyDelete
Wow, thanks Talli:-)Delete
Fantastic... fickle lady not even a shed tear for her Handsome. :)ReplyDelete
Oh no, she's far too ambitious for tears :-)Delete
Loved the tongue-in-cheek writing.ReplyDelete
Thanks Susan :-)Delete
Funny stuff. I like your name tags. Good luck in the blogfest!ReplyDelete
Thanks Cynthia, it was nice not to have to think of real names for a change :-)Delete
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That made me laugh out loud (and startle my poodle, who thinks it's time for me to settle down for the night!) What a great ending twist! Loved it :-) Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
You're very welcome. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :-)Delete
Ok, THAT was hilarious! I love this entry. I love that their names are their role! I even like that Handsome Hero got shot in the end. I guess I'm odd that way!ReplyDelete
Sorry so long in reading this! I'm finally finishing up reading all the Evil Genius entries! Better late than never, huh?
Nice to meet you,
I'm so sorry Jen, somehow I missed your entry. I just read it now. Did you write it specifically, or is it part of a longer piece? I'd love to read more!Delete