Monday, June 7, 2010

What's Your Super Power?

I’m writing this book—a sequel for another book I’ve already finished—and some of the characters in it have special gifts, or powers, which are unusual to normal “accepted” human ability. Because of said gifts, most of my characters often feel like complete social misfits with an unfair amount of responsibility for the rest of the cruel world.

After spending so much time with these characters, I can’t help but wonder. If I had a special ability like the ones in my books, what would it be? I know if I got to choose an ability, hands down I’d choose teleportation power so I could zip from place to place in the blink of an eye.

Wanna go to Hawaii for the day? No problem.

Need to see that pyramid in Egypt for research? Sure, why not.

Got a hankerin’ for fresh Maine lobster? Great. On my way.

Watching the food network and want to eat at one of the restaurants featured there? *Blink-blink* “May I take your order please?”

Yeah, that would be the best. Power. Ever. I’d so totally be writing this blog on a beach right now instead of in my bedroom listening to my kids play Xbox in the other room.

What about you? If you could choose one super power, what would it be? Think hard and choose wisely. Your special ability can be anything you can think, but hopefully not completely obvious super-hero-esque-already-been-done type skills.

Because, well, that would be boring.


Janet Johnson said...

Ah, you're going to challenge us, AND you already took the most awesome power ever. Hmmm . . . I think I would be able to fix broken things with a touch. Car won't start? No problem. Broken toy? Let me see it. :)

Angie said...

I'd like the ability to clean and organize with the snap of a finger. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Cheree said...

I'm currently writing a superheroes novel where the main character has something similar to teleportation (she can open portals)... but I would love to be a technopath... then whenever my computer crashes (which happens a lot) I'll be able to fix it.

Carolyn V. said...

Coolest power ever? To stop time! Then I'd get everything done!

Rachelle said...

Cool idea! You definitely stole the best super-power. Mine would be to duplicate myself so I could be in two places at once. :)