Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Qualified Success

Turning the corner, he stared in distaste at the disorganized gaggle of humanity before him. They were little more than noisy, ill-tempered, odiferous cattle…the living, breathing personification of everything that was wrong with the world today.

Taking a deep breath, he closed his eyes, focusing on simply wishing them…away. To where they went and by what means they got there, he cared not. He merely wished them to be…gone.

At length, opening one eye, he was pleased to see his efforts had been a qualified success. While he found it odd their footwear remained, it was, nevertheless, a vast improvement.

This story was written for the weekly Visual Dare 22: Scattered. 


  1. He he, how often do we wish for that power? Love his nonchalance about the whole thing...just wanted them gone!

  2. Jeffrey, I too really like the nonchalant manner in which he just wants them gone. I'm glad you used the word 'humanity' because that's exactly how it felt to me looking at the photo. Well done :))

  3. haha a vast improvement, nice

  4. OK. I need to know more about this quirky X-men-ish superhero (?) person with the ability to LITERALLY wish things away. That is AWESOME. I bet he creates disruptions in the time-space continuum wherever he goes....!

    Well done!!