AGENTS OF KARMA!
EPISODE 010: BLOOD-SQUIRT BOY
Eddie had to lean forward to get a good look at the new contestant. “What is this guy, a midget?”
“He’s a boy,” said Lucy. “Ahhh, he’s gotta cape.”
Dr. Atlantis raised an eyebrow. “Didn’t we set an age limit?”
“Huh,” said Crossbones, “guess we forgot about that.”
The boy just stood there, in the cape, with strange blue eyes that seemingly held no pupils.
“How old are you?” asked Atlantis.
The kid scratched his head. “Um, not sure,” he said.
“Oh great,” said Eddie, “you think he’s mental?”
Agent Yuki Yoko Yoshimoto: “He calls himself … Blood-Squirt Boy. Real name unknown at this time.”
The boy smiled. “My name’s Blood-Squirt Boy,” he said.
Before further questioning Dr. Atlantis pushed a button on the dais and raised the bulletproof window.
“Look at his teeth,” said Eddie. “I think the little creep’s a vampire.”
“Not a vampire?” said Blood-Squirt Boy.
Lucy frowned. “He doesn’t sound sure.”
“We don’t hire vampires,” said Dr. Atlantis, “not even ‘Vampire for Hire,’” he said.
“Not a vampire!”
“Uh oh,” said Eddie, “you’re upsetting the kid.”
“I like your cape,” said Lucy. “What’s it for? Do you fly?”
The boy smiled. “Superhero?”
That now familiar sound of bubbles percolating in Dr. Atlantis’s helmet suggested his patience was running in limited quantity.
“Look, son, we don’t hire children, and we don’t hire vampires, but if you have a unique ability we’d like …”
The kid screamed: “No vampires!”
He shook his fists as his blue eyes suddenly sparked alive, turning red and liquefying as a thick sticky stream of plasma – blasted at the see-through barrier and began dripping down onto the conference room floor.
“Oh … my … god,” said Lucy.
Eddie laughed. “Oh man, that was great! That was awesome!”
“Blood,” said Blood-Squirt Boy. “I squirt the blood and the bad people run away.”
“Yeah,” said Atlantis, “you need to see a doctor, kid, and we’d happy to provide you with …”
A new, this time thicker, globular bubbly stream of bodily fluids hit the screen.
Lucy’s face turned dead white. “Oh, I’m going to be … so sick. It’s a no. Sorry, sweetie, I vote no,” she said. "But can't we just adopt him or something?"
“Recommendation,” said Atlantis, “medical treatment.”
Eddie stood and gestured wildly with his skeletal hands. “Are you two nuts? This kid’s incredible! Hell, he could be my sidekick! You know? Just because, just because somebody’s different …”
He sighed and slumped back down into his chair.
Lucy’s eyes filled with tears. “Oh … Eddie.”
And the judges entered their votes into the digital dais dashboard calculator:
DR. ATLANTIS: REFERRED TO MEDICAL
EDDIE CROSSBONES: YES
A tough tryout for lil’ Blood-Squirt Boy, but if you think his unique quality is what the Society needs to fight bad evil – vote your eyes out – and don’t forget to come back next week, same Society time; same Society channel for the next mind-gripping, brain-blasting episode of: AGENTS OF KARMA!
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Created/written by Bradley Mason Hamlin.
Art by MORT TODD and guest artist THOMAS BRADLEY!
Secret Society: Agents of Karma Episode 010: Blood-Squirt Boy. Published September 3, 2010 by Mystery Island.
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