by D. M. Larson
(A woman, Lo, returns from chasing someone and is
upset. She's in the town square of Metropolis, Illinois next to the
Hey! Wait a minute! Wh... what?! No!
This isn't right! I come to your stupid town and the first thing that
happens is that I'm mugged? First guy I meet and he's a con man.
the con man. Ah! Why am I so stupid? Don't talk to strangers.
at statue) Isn't that what you teach this kids, Superman? Well, I blew
it. Blabbed to some random dude and he mugs me. Why did I follow a
dream? I am an idiot. A stupid, dumb bubblehead.
(she plops down on a bench)
I'm always a victim. There's not enough heroes in
this world. Not enough Supermans. Sure, there's bunches of you
parading around in costumes, but there's not many real men of steel.
Not any willing to take a bullet for me.
(she jumps up again)
And you know what?! My life savings was 50 bucks!
How's that for irony? And my credit cards are maxed out! Ha!
(plops down on bench again)
I just want my lucky key chain back.
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