I was thinking about the difficulty of dancing around the point in last night’s post, when I struck upon the solution.
I’m turning this into an opportunity for you to show off YOUR writing chops!
I’ll present the same setup as was on the Phineas and Ferb “Where’s Perry?” Part Two show last night, and you share YOUR idea for the perfect sarcastic, snarky retort!
The genius is, the setup is classically cliché, so when a brilliant retort comes, it breaks your expectations. You get a cliché setup line, you expect a cliché response.
That makes the “holy crap” factor all the better.
So, to set the scene.
Two people, normally enemies, have been forced to work together towards a common goal. We’ll call one the evil mad scientist and the other one the snarky action hero.
Right in the middle of a crisis, where the mad scientist is whipping together an invention to save the world but in the process is making a big mess and stealing parts from just about everything the action hero will need to survive, and the two might plummet to their deaths at any moment because of in flight parts cannibalization of their plane, the mad scientist turns to the action hero and says;
“One day we’ll look back on this moment and laugh.”
And then YOU instantly reply…