Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Flash: The Panther Waits

I've decided to do another #fridayflash based from my futuristic superhero fantasy that I would like to one day write. Last time, it was "Haven City," but now I'm introducing you to a superhero, the Panther. By the way, this will be my last #fridayflash until 2013. I plan to have excerpts on Fridays from Once Upon a December Nightmare, Nightmare Ever After, Women of Foxwick, and Twelve Days of Foxwick for the next few months. This way I can recharge and bring more #fridayflash next year.

The Panther Waits

The Panther watched over Haven City.

Crime had yanked his fair city into the depth of Hell. The new commissioner held promise, but the Panther wouldn’t hold his breath. It’d take a special man to clean up Haven, and he liked to think he was that man.

He balanced along the edges of rooftops and leapt from building to building. His night vision—aided by a genetic mutation—was impeccable. As long as there was a brief flicker of light, he would be able to see, to protect the citizens, to view her.

The quiet librarian sat in front of the computer’s glow. She was late working tonight, as usual. He often guessed that she didn’t want to go to an empty apartment until she had to. But he worried about her. The streets weren’t safe, and his nightly prowling always brought him to Samantha Chase.

He pulled back when she glanced toward the window. What was she thinking? The Panther couldn’t tell, and then she went back to her work.

Someday he would reveal himself to her. Let her know who he was and why he cared. Today wasn’t that day, though. He still had to wait.


Summer Ross said...

It has a batmanish feel to it- I like it though. The name 'Samantha Chase' is great. Happy Friday.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the names and the mystery! Great flash!

Cathy Keaton said...

Well, that was an enticing little teaser. Great job. Write this story, please!

M Pax said...

Interesting build up. It does have a very batman vibe to it, or superhero vibe.

Tonja said...

I love the writing. Well done.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why he's waiting.

Great piece.

Nicole said...

I feel the makings of a classic superhero!

Christine Rains said...

I love it! The Panther is a cool name for a hero too.