Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Holy Apparition

copyright-Kent Bonham
It would be a test of the apprentice’s sleuthing skills.  The boy was getting complacent disposing villains with ease.  A crime fighter needs smarts not just fighting skills.   

He left the photos from musicals starring Fred Astaire and Gingers Rogers at the crime scene and DVDs of King Kong and Citizen Kane.  The link?  Both produced by RKO Radio Pictures Inc.  The logo of a triangle enclosing a thunderbolt was an obvious giveaway.  Forgotten by the public the studio was his now.

He was pleased when the boy wonder walked in.

“Welcome,” he said from his perch.


“Holy Apparition Batman.”

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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

No darkness this week, only the Dark Knight, who remains perched at the top ;-)

22 comments :

  1. It's interesting how many people saw a monster or ghost or whatever in the photo and I didn't even notice. (My story's dark enough as is, but still...) Good one.

    janet

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    1. Thanks Janet. Your story is fantastic. It is an eye-opener for those not aware of that side of life.

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  2. These kids are such smart-asses. Nice take on the prompt. You're right, the image does have a batman-like appearance.

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    1. Thanks Sandra, seeing the image was a Holy Crucial Moment

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  3. I think I would know this individual. He has my DVD's! Nice.

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    1. Thanks for reading Kent, I think I like your DVD collection too :-)

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  4. I absolutely saw Batman first thing. I didn't think I could pull it off. You seemed to ave doine it with ease.

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    1. How could I resist that Batman image Dawn. Got the idea in Holy Nick-of-Time. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  5. Good story. Boy Wonder needed to be taught a lesson. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Patricia, I think Boy Wonder learnt his lesson faster than he could say "Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods"

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  6. Holy flash fictioin, Subroto,

    A strange place to perch...a studio. Some classy people mentioned. Nice.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. I never judge anyone who dresses like a bat. Wonder if people read this and go Holy straightjacket.

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  7. Lovely test for the apprentice. Holy left handed spanners.

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    1. Thank you Patrick. Hope it tickled your Holy funny bone.

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  8. batman haha i see it now. :) :) amazing what kind of stuff people see in this photo. :)

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    1. Thank you for your comments Kz. I'd say it's Holy uncanny photographic mental processes.

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  9. Ah.. yes I can see him up above (was the first thing I saw) .. but couldn't fit it into a tale... love the last line.

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    1. Can't take credit for the last line - that a Robin original :-). I saw the picture and there was only one way to go. Blame it on my Holy memory bank :-)

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  10. Didn't see that ending coming! That was an amusing take on the prompt :-)

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    1. Thanks Hala that ending was a part of my Holy diversionary tactics :-)

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  11. A holy good tale. :)

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    1. Thanks Ann, glad you enjoyed this Holy showcase.

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