The Superhero Diaries 4.7: Apparitions

The Elite Force of Britain: a group of superheroes who joined together to eradicate problem after problem. Recently, the team appear to have disappeared from existence… or have they? The diabolical supervillain organisation Supervillains United are going to great lengths to try to prove newspaper reports to the contrary that the superheroes appear to be making a comeback. Nothing definite, but such reports are giving citizens everywhere the hope they are longing for. Here’s a report from the local newspaper The Mid and Up Chronicle:

What links Moyobamba, Peru, Adelaide, South Africa, and Dalvík, Iceland? Certainly not their geographical locations, weather systems, populations, or distances from London. But each of these three places and, it is beginning to transpire, other places around the globe, are starting to experience a most unusual – but certainly linked – phenomenon.

A coach party in Moyobamba report being held up at a crossroads by a team of heavily armed and military clothed men, one of whom was about to step aboard the coach when all around them the sound of a beautiful dawn chorus was heard. The would-be highwaymen fell to the floor, screaming and holding their ears as the sound was deafening. The coach party heard relaxing birdsong. The man who tried to get onto the bus was lifted by the collar of his jacket and thrown back out through the open door. There was no physical presence, but a lady sitting close to the front of the coach caught glimpses of the colour crimson and the scent of a familiar perfume.

A traffic warden in Adelaide was lifted off her feet shortly before an out-of-control jeep careered into the brick wall by which she was walking. Although she remembers seeing nobody around her, she could feel a pair of extremely long arms lifting her over to the other side of the road; and she definitely remembers feeling the arms become shorter as she was placed back onto the ground. She also remembers hearing the words “You’re safe now”.

And a couple of tourists in Dalvík found themselves an unusual problem when their popcorn making machine failed, when suddenly the corn in the bag started popping all by itself, the top of the bag bursting into flames briefly before opening, allowing the tourists to devour the delicious and hot popcorn.

These reports point out to us here at the Chronicle that the powers of three of the Elite Force of Britain are being used: Crimson Songbird’s warbling in Peru; Bettystretch’s stretching ability in South Africa; and Firetop’s heat control powers in Iceland. Why they are in those places remains as much a mystery as why the superheroes disappeared in the first place, but if they are where the stories are filtering through from, it means that the superheroes are here on Earth with us. Hidden, and appearing as ghosts or apparitions, but they are here.

Supervillains United have discounted these reports as fake news, and dismissed them as fireside ghost stories.

The team here at the Chronicle feel otherwise, and hope that these reports are the start of the return of the Elite Force of Britain.

9 responses to “The Superhero Diaries 4.7: Apparitions”

  1. bcparkison avatar

    Well at least they are back at work doing their good deeds.

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    1. Tom Merriman avatar

      So it would seem, Beverly… although I think we need more proof rather than just news reports. I wonder what will come up next?


  2. Diane Henders avatar

    Thank goodness for Firetop! It’s a true emergency when the popcorn maker dies. (At least it’ an emergency in our household.) 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom Merriman avatar

      Oh, indeed, Diane! I don’t really like popcorn that much (I know, I know…) but I can see the terrible predicament here.

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  3. Soul Gifts avatar
    Soul Gifts

    Yay ! I am super excited to here more about these wondrous global happenings.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom Merriman avatar

      I think more news stories will be filtering through, Raili!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. prenin avatar

    Mmmm… Popcorn… 😛

    God Bless! 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom Merriman avatar

      Not really one of my favourites, Prenin… although I love sweetcorn! It is the same thing, isn’t it???? As you can tell, I’m a useless cook.

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      1. prenin avatar

        You know i never thought about it!!! 🙂

        Definitely not sweetcorn though – Maize at a guess!!! 😛

        God Bless!


        Liked by 1 person

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