Flash Fic: Rule the World

So! I’m waiting on my shiny new lenses for my shiny new camera before I take new pics of the stuff I made in the last weeks. I just don’t get the level of detail and sharpness I want with my phone, so we’ll all have to be patient until I get my new stuff!

In the mean time I thought I’d share with you a little thing I’ve been doing. My friend Chantal is hosting a course on creative writing at her workplace, and I’ve been joining in on-and-off when I had some time. So I thought it might be fun to share some of these creative writing stories with you guys!

The prompt for this one was: Dialogue only, start with the sentences ‘What are you thinking about?’ ‘How I’m going to take over the world’ Think Pinky and the Brain. So here we go!

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“What are you thinking about?”

“How I’m going to take over the world.”

“Oh, honey, really? We’re at the recital of your youngest son, the least you can do is pay attention.”

“I know, darling, but -”

“No, no buts, you know he worked very hard on this. For weeks he’s been looking forward to you coming to see how he leaves his inferior classmates in the dust.”

“Sweetie, I’m an evil genius, it’s who I am! I can’t just turn it off!”

“Off course I understand that, but we’re your family. We just want to spend time with you. When is the last time we had a romantic night together, just the two of us?”

“Ha! That one is easy; two months ago I took you to Venice.”

“Yes, to test your new freeze-ray on the canals. Don’t lie, that was never about me.”

“Hmm.”

“Sweetie, we all want to see you succeed in your plans to take over the world, but we’re afraid you’ll forget about us. I mean, just last week -… What is Argon holding? Is that -?”

“Yes.”

“From your lab?”

“Yes”

“Is it reversible?”

“No! Oh, I’m so proud, that’s my boy!”

So that’s it, I just had this image of a husband and wife sitting at a recital and the rest wrote itself. Chantal said the genuis reminded her of Gru, well. nothing wrong with that, right?

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Tell me what you think! Loved it? Hated it? Did I have someone change shirts twice? Should I post stories like this more often? I’d love to hear from you!

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