They Walk Among Us

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Psychic powers. Esp, telekinesis, telepathy. Growing up I wanted nothing more than to unleash my own psychic powers. Looking back I don’t know if I just wanted to be special or if I was incredibly lazy. Either way my challenge is for you to include a psychic element in your entry. Any setting, any genre.

There are many precedents across the entertainment industry: Psi-Corp in Babylon 5, the Talents in Anne McCaffrey’s Pegasus/Rowan series, Alan Dean Foster’s Flinx books, Betazoids in Star Trek, Stephen King (so many but I’ll include the Shining, Firestarter, Carrie and the Dead Zone), 2009’s Push and of course Professor X and Jean Grey.

Overt or subtle? Hunted/afraid? How are the powers viewed/used?
Here is a small list to get you started:

Last time I gave two weeks, this time let’s see what month brings.

Good luck and have fun!

  • Started October 8th, 2010.
  • Ended November 8th, 2010.
  • Created by Robert Quick

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  1. Avatar Sphinx Without A Secret

    Oooh, only just noticed this (wish Ficly would tell you when you won challenges). Thank you very much!

  2. Avatar Robert Quick

    I think that all four entries had merit, and honestly each could be expanded on- in either direction. Good job to all who entered! My pick for the winner is “Liars” by Sphinx Without a Secret. Trust me, it wasn’t easy though. Cheers!

  3. Avatar Kihd

    Ha, thanks.

  4. Avatar Tesseract

    If anyone here has telekinetic powers, please raise my hand.

    Sorry… Had to. ^^;

  5. Avatar JC Tovil

    Interesting challenge!

  6. Avatar maximumride36

    then happy early birthday =D

  7. Avatar Kihd

    IRRELEVANT TO CHALLENGE- The deadline is easy to remember, it’s the day after my birthday.

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