Flash Fiction (a Hundred Words or Fewer) #47: My Spider-Sense Is Tinkling

His first day in fourth grade, during recess, the new kid, Milo, approached a group of several boys, the cool boys (they liked TV and hated girls), and announced “My Spider-Sense is tinkling.”  Then he sang “Spider-Man / Spider-Man / Always pees when he’s in the can.”  The boys’ leader, Tommy, picked up a rock and threw it at the fleeing Milo, missing him by a centimeter.  (The school had started teaching the metric system, prior to the national changeover that would end up never happening, inches and miles and so on serving as a vital component of American exceptionalism.)

Copyright © 2018 by David V. Matthews

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