On a beach in Florida, Stephen and Shiloh, wore the new WonderPower ™ lifeguard vests. With a press of a button, the literal body of the lifeguards could change into almost any form needed.
A desperate call arrived at the lifeguard station. Heavy waves had capsized a sailboat.
Stephen and Shiloh leaped into the water and pressed the buttons on their chests. Each said “Shape of Black Marlin!” In an instant each became sea’s fastest marine animal.
At the swimmers, the shape of a Black Marlin was no longer so practical. They slapped their buttons with pectoral fins and said, “Shape of Zodiac Boat!” Instantly, they became inflatable boats with a powerful motors. Their charges safely above water, the two raced back to shore.
At the beach, EMTs were waiting. They hustled the rescuees away. The boats were soon alone.
“Mission accomplished!” crowed Stephen/boat.
“Ah, there’s a problem,” said Shiloh/boat. “Some help!” he called.
“Boats don’t have arms or hands.”
“I can’t reach my button to change form!”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/fffaw-challenge-week-of-8-01-2017/
Black Marlin: “It is one of the fastest fish species as well, having been recorded unwinding fishing line at 129 km/h (80 mph).”
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