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Reddit Writing Prompt #9: The Adventures of Stilt Man and Short Boy

A failed science experiment superheats the Earth’s core, which in turn starts melting the crust in some areas. The floor is now, quite literally, lava. How do you survive? – RaysAndLazors

“You know what I’d like right now?”

“John, don’t you dare.”

“I mean, what I’d really like from you? An apology.”

“Okay, yes, I’m sorry I made fun of your stupid fireproof stilts! Now help me off this telephone pole before it melts!”

“I don’t know, Jack,” John said, checking his fingernails for dirt. The glow of the lava from below made him look like a demonic idiot. A demonic idiot with his shoes ten feet above the molten lava below. “That didn’t sound very sincere to me.”

“Okay! Okay, okay, okay! Okay,” Jack said, gathering up all the sincerity he had. “John. Buddy. Friend. I am sorry that I ever made fun of your decision to buy fireproof stilts.” The words grated against his soul. “You were right. They are actually very useful.”

John grinned like the smug moron he was. Continue reading “Reddit Writing Prompt #9: The Adventures of Stilt Man and Short Boy”