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Sample from one of the flash fiction pieces in Quick and Quirky, Stories and Photos. It's now available on Amazon. Enjoy and laugh.

Superhero
 

"Occupation superhero?" the doctor said. "Is that right?" She checked the intake form and peered over the top of her glasses. "Ken? Oh. Ken Strong."

"That's me."

The doctor slid a piece of paper toward him. "Could I get your autograph? I didn't recognize you at first."

"Sure," Ken said as he penned his name. "I don't wear fancy outfits. I have tights on, just in case, so I don't damage my suit. The key thing is to look normal." He grinned.

"I can't believe you're here," the doctor said. The things you've done are amazing. Saving that entire village—"

"Could we get started, please?" Ken crossed his arms across his chest.

"Certainly." The doctor paused. "You seem quite tense."

"That's why I'm here."

"Okay." The doctor reexamined the form. "Let me see what you wrote."

Ken scowled. "I mailed that in. Haven't you read it?"

"You're not the only one who's busy."

Ken cracked his knuckles.

The doctor read on. "What's this word?" She pointed.

"Flatulence. Gas. I wasn't sure how to spell it."

"It's a problem?"

"It's why I'm so nervous."