Owls Over Metropolis 2: Frog Day Afternoon

By Marcus L. Rowland [forgottenfutures@ntlworld.com]

Rated: G

Submitted: November 2010

Summary: When Clark notices Lois eating frogs, he jumps to all the wrong conclusions. Sequel to “Owls Over Metropolis.”

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100-word Lois and Clark / Harry Potter crossover, sequel to Owls Over Metropolis

All characters belong to their respective creators and there is no intention to infringe their copyright. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis.


Lois grabbed a wriggling frog, dunked it in chili sauce, and bit its head off.

Clark stared, and said, “Lois, are you — ?”

Lois took another bite and said, “An evil clone? Nope. They’re chocolate frogs; Calvin sent them from Salem.”

“I know ... I was wondering about the chili sauce. Are you — ?”

“Pregnant? Nope.”

“Okay, I give up. Why chili?”

“Seriously? Superman has nothing else to worry about?”

“Things are quiet. Why chili?”

She dipped another frog and gave it to Clark. “Try it!”

“It’s ... Ewww!” He spat it out.

“Okay, I owe Martha ten dollars. You really are that gullible ... ”


For the perplexed ... Lex Luthor replaced Lois Lane with a defective clone who had to eat a special type of living frog to survive. For some reason I suddenly remembered this, the Potterverse milk chocolate frogs, and that plain chocolate is quite nice with a little chilli, but milk chocolate is just vile ...

I’ve previously used this title for an otherwise unconnected short story, one of my few professional fiction sales: