Aliens sent a prediction: a cataclysmic polar shift would destroy Earth. But all that happened was that squirrels became more mean-spirited and forsook the acquisition of nuts to torment Shih T’zu’s and other small dogs.
In response, a wizard drops a slice of ham and an egg on an English Muffin. Shazam, he exults. An Egg McMuffin!
Old man says his apprentice, you’re full of shit. I should have gone to work for a cobbler, but my mother promised to give me a VW Bug if I came to work for you, and I was weak-hearted and easily bribed. Now the entire planet is in danger, and where is your Batman response?
The wizard studies the computer screen that monitors his pacemaker. The pixels are free-range chaos. I have an eerie beeping in my chest, he says.
There are strange and twisted laws set up to save you, says the apprentice, but they don’t work anymore.
M. Krockmalnik Grabois’ poems and fictions have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He is a regular contributor to The Prague Revue, and has been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for 99 cents from Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition.