Female Superhero Challenge Submission: A Pair of Bubbleheads

Name: Linda Schueler

Word count: 486

Anthology: yes

Girls Inc.

Name of female superheroes: Cindy and Celia

Costume: They have no costumes.

Personality: Cindy is the more outgoing one. She likes to take charge. Celia is quieter, more bookish, more reluctant to get involved.

Brief description of how the superheroine gets her powers (i.e. born with them, radioactive accident, mad scientist experiments on her, etc.): Through their science teacher, also their mentor

Powers: Celia can blow bubbles out of her various bubble wands into huge sizes, trapping criminals with the bubbles. Cindy blows her bubbles with bubble gum.

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A Pair of Bubbleheads

Celia was in her usual position under the tree, blowing some bubbles. Cindy ran up to her. A big pink bubble came out of her mouth, bigger, bigger, until it was as big as her upper body, and then “Pop”.

“Nice one,” said Celia.

“Thanks, I’ve been practicing.”

“Watch this.” Celia pulled out a giant bubble wand. She twirled it around three times, and a bubble the size of her body flew out.

Cindy grinned. “You’re getting good.”

Two girls came walking by. One was crying; the other one had her arm around her.

“What happened?”

“Oh, the usual. Tina and her buddies have been terrorizing the park again.”

“Celia, I think it’s time.”

“I don’t know, Cindy…”

“We’ve been practicing. Besides, how much longer can we watch this go on?” Cindy pumped her fist.

Celia picked up a stick and started to draw in the dirt.

“Celia…”

“OK.” Celia stood up. “Let’s go.”

“Well, well, if it isn’t the bubble twosome…When are you going to grow up? You and your bubble wand?” Tina knocked it out of Celia’s hand. “And you, with your chomping the bubblegum. Chomp, chomp, chomp.” Tina’s two buddies laughed. “You’re just a pair of bubble heads.”

Cindy raised herself up to her full height. “You’d better watch your back, Tina.”

“Oh yea,” Tina sneered. “What are you going to do? This?” She pushed Celia into the dirt.

Cindy popped some pieces of bubble gum in her mouth. She started to chew.

“Oh, are you going to chew your troubles away?” Tina moved closer to Cindy.

“Now, Celia!”

Celia jumped up and pulled out her bubble gun. She started to shoot out some bubbles. The bubbles grew and grew and grew. At the same time, Cindy blew and blew and blew a bubble.

The gang stood openmouthed. “Let’s get out of here,” said the other two and started to run.

“Too late.” The bubbles surrounded the two girls and lifted them up.

They started to pound the bubbles. “Hey, hey, let us out.’

Tina looked around and plunged towards the ground.

“This bubble’s for you,” said Cindy.

The bubble engulfed Tina and lifted her high off the ground.

“Let me down.”

“No, not until you promise to stop bullying people, ” said Cindy.

“I promise, I promise. Just let me down.”

“And you girls too. Otherwise, we’ll float you higher.”

“We promise. Yea, yea, we do.”

“Ok, then,” Cindy said.

Cindy and Celia waved their hands in the air three times, and the bubbles floated lower and lower until they landed on the ground.

“Do we have your guarantee,” asked Celia.

“Yea, yea!”

Three more circles and then “pop”.

The three girls looked at Cindy and Celia. And then backed away until they were far enough away to turn around and run.

Celia and Cindy laughed. “High five!” They clapped hands together.

Cindy grinned. “Not bad for a pair of bubble heads.”

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10 thoughts on “Female Superhero Challenge Submission: A Pair of Bubbleheads

  1. I love it! If only all bullied children had such a gentle way of taking care of bullies! (You know that when I read this story to my kids, they are all going to want to go outside and blow bubbles, right?)

  2. Love these two fun characters! Blowing bubbles is so innocent and every child/adult will relate to this. I love how the bullying is solved in such a gentle way. A real fun read with a strong moral/lesson. xx

  3. This was a really cute story! I loved it. I can’t believe you did the story in half the amount of words I did, but you succeeded. I’d like to see this as a MG novel! Good luck in the contest!

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