Superboy

by Paul Hong

“What is the alternative?”

“To what?”

“The alternative to doing what you’re doing.”

“Oh, I see. Well, I was thinking of retiring. Just returning to a normal life. Change my identity, perhaps move to another city where I can start again.”

“Are you sure you’re not just giving up?”

“Yes, I suppose maybe.”

“You know what you could do?”

“What?”

“If you want to help, you can bust into a bank in Switzerland, raid the account of some huge corporation and redistribute the money to the needy. Like me. I need some money.”

“That would be illegal.”

“But that would certainly help, wouldn’t it? Or why don’t you synthesize some chemical from the outer reaches of space and make some sort of doo-dad that would convert garbage and other waste products into an efficient form of energy. Imagine the good that would do. Or a cure for one of the major diseases. Or a super strain of grain that can be grown in any conditions with minimal care so as to feed the hungry or maybe fly around and suck up the oil slicks in the water and decompose it in your super stomach and spit it out in a shower of harmless grape-flavoured rain.”

“I suppose I could do that.”

Paul is a super boy.

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10 Responses to “Superboy”

  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the e book in it
    or something. I believe that you simply can do with a few p.c.

    to pressure the message home a little bit, but instead of that,
    that is excellent blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be
    back.

  2. Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it
    to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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