Walter Mitty Daydream Six

He took one last drag on his cigarette and snapped it away. Then with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the Undefeated, inscrutable to the last…

 

A sharp noise was heard. “Walter? Walter! Start the car! There’s a line of people waiting for you to move,” said Walter Mitty’s wife as he stared at the large crowd of men that laughed and clapped as one said a joke. As he tried to start the car, he spotted a flower stand. The saleswoman started shouting, “Take home some beautiful coreopsis!” Walter Mitty thought about how these beautiful flowers would now belong to a wife and her children, eating dinner on a table after the last sign of sunlight was seen. As Walter Mitty tried one last time to start the engine, the gunshots were heard…

 

“Mitty! Mitty! Watch out!” Sergeant McDonald screamed as he tried to warn Walter Mitty of the flying grenade. All the soldiers, dressed in green and brown, ran towards the other end. “I don’t need your help! I got this!” Walter Mitty shouted insolently as he ran to the field with the running bullets in the air. As he ran towards the enemy line, he saw Dr. Johnson trying to save a soldier. Mitty changed his direction and help Dr. Johnson. As the doctor noticed Mitty in his direction, he cravenly pointed a gun at Mitty and shouted, “You did it!” Walter, confused, realised the colour of the clothing on Dr. Johnson and on the soldier. They were a different shade of the green he had. He then noticed he’d been shooting the wrong way all the time. “What’s wrong with you?”…

 

“What’s wrong with you, man?” said the angry driver at the other side of the street as Walter Mitty could finally start the car and move forward.

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