ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Short Story - The Rubberband Man

Updated on June 24, 2017

Here is a very short story

Based on a dream....

The Rubberband Man

I once found myself in a town where the locally acclaimed superhero was a Rubberband Man. I readily giggled, rolled my eyes at the idea and I figured that I better keep myself well out of harm's way because what can a Rubberband Man do for me if I find myself in danger? Nothing! Or, so I thought...

One day shortly after, I found myself with my shoe caught in the railroad tracks as I was trying to cross. Before I knew it the train was coming.

The Rubberband Man came and pushed me out of the way just in time. He ended up taking my place in the path of the train and was hit by it! He stretched with the train as far as it went before stopping and then he bounced right back!

The Rubberband Man did not go away immediately but rather, came over to me to see if I felt okay. I had been tossed into the most beautiful green hedges, a soft landing. These hedges were just beyond a wrought iron fence. They were part of the landscaping for a nearby apartment complex. I nodded my head. Yes, I was okay and I thanked the Rubberband Man profusely.

Never underestimate the power of a good Rubberband Man.

I am not the type to ridicule others but in my mind, I had been making fun of the Rubberband Man. That was before he saved me. I thought of all the other superheroes with their ability to fly, swing through a city on a spidey web, etc and I did not find the same value in the Rubberband Man. Boy, was I wrong.

Note- I had this dream while seven months pregnant and have heard about how vivid and wild dreams can be at that time. Perhaps it is also indicative of the flexibility I will be needing as a new mom!

Are there any 'experts' in dream interpretation out there (real experts or self proclaimed)? I welcome your comments.




Copyright © Journey *


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • dinupv profile image


      8 years ago from cardiff, UK

      the super hero rubber band man is too good. try building the character for a potential fiction, who knows he could be the next darkknight or superman. the name is perfect so is your pen! keep writing..cheers

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much samiaali, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    • samiaali profile image


      8 years ago

      I enjoyed this story. I do believe that your pregnancy had a lot to do with your dream. Thanks for a nice story.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      8 years ago from USA

      Hello, hello, kaltopsyd, Sassypoetic, thanks so much for your nice comments.

    • Sassypoetic profile image


      8 years ago from Katy,Texas

      It's nice to read about short stories that make you laugh.. I look forward to reading more...

    • kaltopsyd profile image


      8 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Your a true writer to write a story from a dream you had. Haha. I enjoyed reading it. I'll be sure to call on the Rubberband man next time I'm in a pickle.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for this story.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)