Iron Man (Microfiction Monday #52)

“I still don’t get it, dude.”

“Next time, dude, set your maximum bid higher.”

Not, dude. I leave biddin’ for useless stuff on eBay to you. I’m talkin’ about this microfiction stuff.”

“You’re not gettin’ out the sandpaper again?”

“Only if I can use it to rub you the wrong way, cat. It’s like this. I’ve heard about a ‘hot story’, but I had no idea you had to stick a book in a microwave to get one.”



Extinguish that idea, or you’re fired! For your information, dude, the story’s supposed to be short. Not hot! So it’ll fit on your iPhone without burnin’ it up!”

“Or, like, burnin’ up my minutes?

“Somethin’ like that.”

“So what’m I supposed to do?”

“Write somethin’ clever in less than 140 characters.”

“Is space a character?”

“Well, you’re a character, and the most obvious part of your character is the empty space where your head should be, so, yeah.”

“So what’m I supposed to write about? Besides you, that is, which ain’t gonna happen.”

“Well, there’s this chick Susan …”

“Where did you get a chick, dude??”

“Take a cold shower, dude. As I was sayin’, there’s this chick Susan, who posts a picture every week and asks folk to come up with a story for it. Like this one:

Wanna give it a try?”

“You first, dude.”

“Hokay …

No, Sam! I know you’re looking for a really powerful new look for the suit in Iron Man 3, but this ain’t it!

Whaddaya think of that?

“I’ll let you have this one, dude. But just wait ’til next week …!”

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22 Responses to Iron Man (Microfiction Monday #52)

  1. Quilly says:

    Dudes, what would I have to offer you to get you to go play on the train tracks? Hmmm …?

  2. Thom says:

    Well Thats the good old college try. Not bad if I do say so. 🙂

  3. erik says:

    Boxy is the new sleek.

  4. Ellie says:

    Dude – loved it!

  5. diane says:

    I am a huge sci-fi geek and I loved it! :O)

  6. Bill says:

    I think Sam should look elsewhere for ideas. Trains are not the Fastest mode of Transport out there. Welcome Dudes to Susan’s Microfiction.

  7. Peggy says:

    Hey Dude;

    That was sic!

    • Amoeba says:



      “Betcha I know what Peggy here wished Iron Man had said to War Machine.”

      “What’s that?”

      “‘Sic ’em!'”

  8. Clever, dude! Er…dudes…

    • Amoeba says:

      “Dude! She’s not gonna confuse us with OC, now is she?”

      “You’re just jealous, dude. You already put dibs on the blonde, I’d suggest you work on your rescue plans and leave Lisa, here, alone.”

      “I ain’t leavin’ her a loan, dude! Do I look like a bank to you?”

      “A piggy bank, dude. An empty one.”

  9. Tammy says:

    Hello Dudes! Love the humor…I will be back dudes.


    Best intro, like, EVER!

    Totally awesome.

    • Amoeba says:

      Wow, dude, she talkin’ to us?

      “No, dude, to your mother.”

      “She’s talkin’ to an Intel chip?!?

      “Take the chip offa your shoulder and say ‘thank you’, dude.”

      “Thank you, dude.”

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