Sometimes we publish fiction here at Tweetspeak Poetry. And we definitely give a place to student writing. This series qualifies as both. If you’re a fan of The Avengers or the Thor movies, you’ll be more prepared to enjoy The Loki Goodness Campaign. If not, you’ll still recognize a fun story when you see it. For those who don’t follow the Thor and Loki characters, it might suffice to say that Thor is the good guy and Loki is the bad guy. Except? There really are many people who campaign for Loki’s inherent goodness. This phenomenon inspired our student writers to come up with an actual Loki Goodness Campaign. Well, an actual fictional campaign. Read on.
Chapter Two: Loki the Advice Columnist
A few days later, Loki found himself receiving his first letter.
I really want to help a friend of mine who has been feeling down the past couple of weeks. Nothing I do seems to help. I can’t bear to see her so sad like this. I don’t know what to do.
Loki stared into the middle distance and frowned. Sentiment, he thought scathingly.
He made his computer appear, and began to type.
Don’t give up on your friend. Of course you must try to cheer her up. Since you can’t think of how to go about it, I will give you a suggestion:
Loki paused. He could not, for the life of him, think of what to write next.
Well, what used to cheer Thor up?
Take her to face a mighty threat. After facing death together, you will find she is much more grateful for your assistance. If she has any decency at all.
If not, then I’d advise you not to waste your time on her any longer. You will free yourself of one less Mortal to care about who doesn’t care for you in return.
After reading his response, he nodded. Yes, that seemed appropriate. What he would have given to have received advice like this in his youth.
FRONT PAGE NEWS
While exploring an abandoned apartment building, two teenage girls injured themselves severely when the floor collapsed beneath them.
When asked about their reasons for entering the old wreck, one tearfully replied, “He answered me. In the newspaper.”
Subsequent investigations have revealed the harmful advice came from a new contributor to the Weekly News, a mysterious figure presenting themself only as Loki.
The doctor who treated the two girls had this to say. “Personally, I’d advise everyone to ignore any advice this man gives you. Just calling himself Loki is reason enough not to trust him. After all, that’s the name of the fellow who tried to destroy New York.”
to be continued
Art from Superbwallpapers.com. Story by Sara Barkat and Sonia Joie.