Writing Prompt:

Captain Awesome and Dr. Mangler spun in the air high above the ground, as far from civilization as Captain Awesome could manage.

“You’ll never detonate that device, fiend!” Awesome cried, reaching for the large round metallic object hanging at Dr. Mangler’s hip.

“It’s not a-” Mangler tried to say.


Captain Awesome awoke to the sound of shrieking demons in the distance. Wiping sweat from his brow, he sat up. Dr. Mangler sat next to him.

“We- we’re in Hell?!”

Dr. Mangler managed a bittersweet grin. “They should’ve called you Captain Obvious.”

Captain Awesome rose to his feet. “No…no, no, no. This can’t be right. I don’t belong here. You- sure! But me- no, there’s been some mistake.”

“You’re the one who blew us up, not I.”

“Seriously?! I wouldn’t have detonated that device if you didn’t have it in the first place.”

Mangler rolled his eyes. “Typical. Blame me for everything. Always avoiding your share of the responsibility.”

Awesome walked down the narrow path, wary of the molten magma surrounding it. “There has to be some type of upper management here who can sort this mess out.”

Mangler followed. “I’m coming with you.”

Awesome protested, “What makes you think I want you to come with me?”

“Well, first of all, you won’t last a minute in this place without me. Second, apart from that tiny thermonuclear explosion, I thought we were pretty good friends.”


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