Fiction logo

The Bonus Heist

When you thought you were stealing one thing, but...

By Ellen StedfeldPublished 11 months ago 1 min read

Crash! Bang! Boom! Glass shattered and alarms blared as the ultra-villains fled the bank, piles of money in their arms. As planned, they split in different directions. But from there, they hadn't planned how.

Nearby, some ladies exited a car. Doors open, keys in hand. With an electrified jump, Electrode bumped the driver aside. "Sorry sweetheart, gotta borrow your ride."

He couldn't hear what insults they shouted as he sped off. But one angry woman pulled out her phone, and called a friend she knew could help. Within moments, the famed superhero Captain Victorious had arrived.

The police were determined today. Usually, they gave up chase after a few blocks, letting insurance or tv networks reimburse the cash. But he couldn't shake them, and spiraled into a condemned parking structure where they wouldn't follow. Instead, they shouted from below. Especially their newly acquired annoyance.

"Release your hostage immediately!" the superhero yelled.

"What nonsense are you on about?"

Then he heard the car door behind him. "Debra, where are we?" Mortified, he turned to see one more woman, rubbing her eyes. Must have been asleep in the backseat.

No wonder they were after him so doggedly. He'd accidentally stolen a person.

Young AdultShort StorySci FiHumorExcerpt

About the Creator

Ellen Stedfeld

Perpetually immersed in drawing, illustration, and creative experiments, at live events and

Community arts in NYC/Queens -- LIC Arts Open festival May 15-19th 2024

Love participating in challenges to motivate new work!

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.