The Patrol

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The two men sulked in the car as rain poured outside. “We really should be patrolling, SM,” said SteelDude as he idly polished his metallic skin. “We should be fighting Evil.”

“I know,” said SM. “But this rain, I hate it.”

“Me too,” said SteelDude. “Last time I patrolled in the rain, my joints locked up with rust.”

“Do you ever regret that mad scientist who experimented on us?” said SM.

“No way! He made me impervious to most attacks.”

“I became so light I could fly.”

“Yeah,” said SteelDude. “Still, I think we should cancel tonight’s patrol, SouffleMan.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. This week, our hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fields provided the photo prompt. Look here to find links to other stories written for the challenge:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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28 Responses to The Patrol

  1. Oh I think it’s even more important for Souffle man.. I wonder if he can handle soaking.

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  2. ceayr says:

    Tasty piece you whipped up this week, EA!

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  3. Dear Eric,

    This is just a guess, but do you read a lot of comic books? Souffle Man wouldn’t hold up well in the rain, would he? This story made me laugh.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Believe it or not, I don’t. I’ve had a lot of friends that do. I’ve read the occasional comic here and there, so I’m familiar with them. Mostly, I just like the tv shows and movies. Those are great. And yeah, SouffleMan will likely “collapse” out in the rain. 😉 Glad you laughed. Thanks much, Rochelle! 🙂


  4. Lyn says:

    Now that was a stonkingly good tale! It had all the right features – humor, danger and two main characters with awesome names 😀 Love it!

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  5. List of X says:

    A superhero who can’t do his job in the rain… Why, that sounds just like our F-35 fighter. 🙂

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  6. I wonder if SouffleMan’s super power is to make women drool :/

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  7. micklively says:

    I created Super-hero name generation software in Excel for a training event at work. We had great fun with it. But I never imagined Soufflé Man: how remiss of me.

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  8. Cute story Eric! I can just imagine Steel Man and Soufflé Man patrolling in the rain. One is rusty and the other is soggy. LOL! Probably not the best condition to fight evil. Hahaha!

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  9. MythRider says:

    Just what does Souffle Man do to be a super hero?
    Cute story. ;0)

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  10. Dale says:

    Fun stuff! They just don’t make superheroes like they used to, eh?

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  11. I laughed out loud at this story, Eric, especially the comments. My son was a comic book collector. Souffle Man would really be ruined in the rain. At the most he could seriously make a mess of the villain Pulling himself together would be a major problem. Hiarious and well written. 😀 — Suzanne

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