The League


‘Tea, Clark?’ Diana smiled at her octogenarian friend. Beside her, Bruce was poring over the newspaper.

Clark nodded and sat down.

‘Lovely day, eh?’

Bruce just grunted.

‘Bruce, don’t you think you’ve been grumpy enough?’ John sat next to Clark.

‘I’m not grumpy.’

‘Of course, you aren’t,’ Barry placed his cane down and sat down with a grimace. ‘Bloody arthritis! Diana, do we have some coffee?’

‘Nope, just tea.’

Barry shrugged, ‘Where’s Arthur?’

John nibbled a scone, ‘Gone swimming, in the sea.’

‘Out of the five of us, he’s the fittest now. Who woulda thought!’

‘Bloody Aquaman!’

Written for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. Please find other entries here. This week’s prompt is from Fatima. 



  1. Such fun. They should all be out the swimming for their joints, and it might improve Bruce’s temper!


    1. That’s a great arc that could be covered by comic book writers. I know it has been done a couple of times with Batman, but I’d love to see a retired version of the Justice League or the Avengers

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    1. That was the thought that smacked my brain when I first saw the image. Thanks for the comment, Penny. Glad you liked it.


  2. In the animated series “Batman Beyond” (1999-2001), an extremely old and grumpy Bruce Wayne tutors the next generation Batman, a teenager named Terry McGinnis.


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