MONSTROUS

Tommy Walker

Mild-Mannered

Practically bumped my head on something I couldn’t possibly have bumped it on unless I was tall, and a witness, a girl asked me how tall I was. I said I rounded to 6’3″ and she answered that she didn’t think I was that tall. “I shrink because I’m mild-mannered” I said.

Getting a little distance on the exchange, I’m wondering if I gave away that I’m a superhero. Who else is ‘mild-mannered’ besides Clark Kent? Peter Parker? David Banner? Now that last one, The Incredible Hulk, may be more to the point. Because a grown man superhero must necessarily sour in his outlook when he realizes he doesn’t exist. He’s more liable to turn angry, and green, when he’s fed up with being mild-mannered.

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October 21, 2013 - Posted by | Monstrous | , , , , ,

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