Today's #fridayflash comes from an idea I have for a futuristic superhero fantasy novel. This piece was my way to just jot down some ideas for the beginning.
Haven City had once risen from the ashes like a phoenix only to be buried in the soot of mankind. But Samantha “Sam” Chase held her hope in their new mayor James Mischner, Jr.
He stood upon the podium on that bitterly cold January day. His scarlet scarf flicked in the wind. Yet his brilliant smile warmed the city and took this librarian’s breath away. James had been a long time friend, even though he pulled himself from middle class nobody to multimillionaire and she’d remained picking up pennies along her path. His connections with City Hall had gotten her the job at Haven City Public Library. She owed her life to him.
He would bridge the gap between poor and rich and stop the corruption soiling Haven’s good name.
“We will change Haven City one brick at a time. My first task as mayor will be to find a new police commissioner to clean up our town. We won’t stand for corruption.” James banged his palm upon the podium and the crowd cheered. His green eyes luminescent even from her position toward the back.
He was their light on the darkest night.
And if they ever discovered how she’d hacked into the voting precincts and rigged the vote for James to win, it would all be undone. Her burden and crime was for her city’s life. They’d never forgive her.
James would loath her.
But she’d do it all again, no matter the consequences.