A Little Less Conversation
Written by brad328 :: [Wednesday, 04 January 2006 06:33] Last updated by :: [Monday, 06 August 2012 11:21]
It was an ordinary day in the lives of John and Melinda. Days like
this were rare since Melinda’s transformation into the superheroine
Mindy Marvel. So they’ve taken advantage of this with John watching
the Rams-Vikings game on television while Melinda was doing a little
housework. She was trying to vacuum around John but he wasn’t
budging. She smiled and with one hand grabbed the base of the couch
and lifted it into the air!
“Holy…” he exclaimed, “Next time give me a warning!”
“Next time pay more attention”, she said holding the couch up high
with one arm while flexing the other, “Besides, this is much
She set the couch down when a special report interrupted the game.
“There’s a situation at Vandalay Industries, the nation’s leading
producer of plastic and rubber products, where CEO Art Vandalay, is
being held hostage. The number of people inside is not known but
the police and SWAT teams are on the scene” explained the reporter.
“This looks like a job for…Mindy Marvel!” she exclaimed.
She removed her glasses and let her red hair down. Melinda grabbed
the neck of her long-sleeved t-shirt and ripped it open exposing the
tight blue costume with the gold lightning bolt on the chest. She
pulled off her track pants showing off her strong legs and her blue
mini-skirt and gold belt. Going into the closet she put on her red
cape and gold boots.
“Don’t you think you’re a bit overdramatic?” he asked.
“What do you mean?” she responded.
“That whole this is a job for thing. It seems a bit cheesy.
Remember when that cat was stuck in a tree? You spent five minutes
looking for a phone booth to change in, instead of just climbing up
and getting it. I feel like I should be playing John Williams’
theme from Superman every time you go into action” he said.
“That’s a great idea!” she said.
“Ugh” he groaned.
She strode out to the balcony.
“Be back in a minute” she said as she propelled herself into the
She streaked through the city as the people looked up.
“It’s a bird” a man said.
“It’s a plane” another said.
“You’re right, that is a plane…but there’s a flying girl over
there!” he said.
“I think you need to stop drinking before noon” he responded.
Mindy landed on the roof of the Vandalay building. She looked down
through the skylight to see Art Vandalay tied to a chair and three
people in ski masks with weapons.
“Well, it’s time to drop in on these no-goodnicks” she thought to
She crashed through the skylight and landed in the middle of the
room. She put her hands on her hips, thrusting out her chest, her
“This is a crime that you will not…bounce back from” she said.
“My life is in jeopardy and you’re cracking a bad joke!” Vandalay
“Okay babe stay right there or he gets a lead infusion” a masked man
said, his gun near the head of Vandalay.
Mindy was a blur as she sped towards the man. She grabbed the gun
out of his hand before he knew what happened. The metal squealed
and deformed in her powerful grip. She dropped the useless weapon
and grabbed the man by his shirt and held him high in the air. One
of his cohorts, seeing his compadre’s feet dangling helplessly
charged towards Mindy with a knife. He jabbed it into her six-pack
abs but the blade bent on contact. Now slightly perturbed, she took
her free arm and grabbed the other guy by the wrist. There was a
cracking sound and the man screamed in pain. She then hoisted him
to eye level with the other man and they stared at each other,
shocked at what was happening. Then she flung them through the air
into a pair of chairs, which fell backwards, knocking the two out.
The third man, who obviously didn’t pay attention to what just
happened, unloaded his semi-automatic weapon at the heroine. The
bullets ricocheted off her.
“Eep” the man said, panicked.
The man ran out of the room and down the hallway. He looked behind
him to see if he was being chased then…
He ran right into a brick wall called Mindy Marvel. He stumbled
backwards. A light tap by the heroine and he dropped to the ground
in a heap. She dragged the thug back into the room and put him with
the other two. She then ripped the ropes off of the CEO. Using the
ropes she tied the thugs together.
“Okay superbabe, cool it” a voice said.
Mindy turned to see a fourth man walk out from another room. He had
what appeared to be a bomb attached to his chest.
“One false move and this whole building will go ka-boom” he said,
“and I don’t think you’re fast enough to get to me before a push
Mindy surveyed the situation. She noticed a ball at her feet.
Using her super-strong legs her golden boot kicked the ball towards
the villain, hitting him in the face and knocking him out. She
caught the ball on the rebound. She grabbed the vest of the man and
looked through the pockets. She was surprised at what she found…
“Hot dogs”, she said, “Armour hot dogs. What kind of man wears
Armour hot dogs?”
The cops came in to take the criminals away and assess the
“Thank you Mindy Marvel” Art Vandalay said.
“No problem sir. It seems these men won’t be having a ball in
prison” she responded.
“Not another joke…I think you’ve spent too much time reading comics”