Batman (Become)

Below you will find the results of my having challenged myself for a number of days to write a short story with a beginning and middle and an end inside of 30 minutes. Here is what I came up with. I hope you like it.

“Would you like to be Batman?”

“No.”

“Why not?”

“Why would I?”

“Because you complain endlessly about other people’s cynicism and laziness. You gripe without interruption about everyone else’s fucking failings. Maybe you should be Batman, and rid Gotham City of evil? Protect those who require protection. Protect the innocence of the children from the degenerates and the fiends. Abandon your self-congratulatory bullshit and accomplish something.”

“I’m not sure I could do that.”

“Thought not. All mouth. No money.”

“Fine. I’ll become Batman.”

“Good. Here are the keys to The Batcave and a list of crimes to avenge.  Be merciless.”

“I hope I can do a good job.”

“If people depend on you, you will. You always do. Just stop bitching.”

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