Monday, October 01, 2012
New Beginning 972
If Finn stared at the vegetables on his plate long enough, maybe laser beams would shoot out of his eyes and blast those disgusting things into smithereens. It had never happened before, but it was still more likely than him putting them into his mouth.
His mother was bustling around, getting ready to go out. ‘Hurry and finish your lunch, you haven’t even touched your salad.’
‘Don't like it.’
‘You haven't even tried it.’
‘Don’t need to taste it to know I don't Iike it.’
She sighed and hurried out of the room.
Finn passed a piece of capsicum to the cat. She ate stinky cat food, but still turned her nose up at vegetables. Didn't that say how revolting they were? As his mother came back into the room, Finn folded his arms.
‘Oh, we’re going to be late,’ she sighed, and collected his plate. ‘You can have these for dinner. You’ll make yourself sick if you don’t eat your greens.’
‘I’ll make myself sick if I do.’
His mother sighed, and bustled some more.
Finn thought of the super powers he'd need to make his life bearable. The laser eyes, of course, for vaporizing vegetables. A freeze ray to stop his mother's aimless bustling. The ability to talk to girls without breaking out in hives. The resolve to move out of his mother's basement. OK, that last one wasn't technically a super power, but it felt just as unlikely as being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
"Come dear," his mother said. "You promised to drop me at mah-jongg on your way to the comic convention."
Finn gave one last hard look at the pile of arugula on his plate, sighed, and got up.
Opening: Jo-ann S......Continuation: anon.