Stories tagged “powers”

  • the greatest power is imagination

    I look at my arm and it’s covered in fire. blue,shiny flames surround it. and it doesn’t hurt or harm me. I can use it. throw it. it flares up when I’m upset and I learn to supress it. I’m the only one who can see it. I wonder ...

    • Author: okelay
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Everyone has a world inside them.

    I can read minds. well,they’re not a book, but I see them. they’re like little planets I can walk in. I like going into coffee or book shops and watch people. I can see their whole lives. what they’re worrying about. What they’...

    • Author: okelay
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Superhero Convention

    “So, what’s your power?” James looked at the eager face in front of him and sighed quietly. He hated questions like this. He only came here for the free food, which was provided by the city, who relied on the heroes every time the pol...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One way trip

    Some can fly. Some can read your mind or tell you who wins the game next week. Some lift thousands of pounds with one hand, or outrun bullets. Pure energy shooting from fingertips, sound wave compression and manipulation, shape shifting. The list goes...

  • Special

    She kicked the can farther than the rest of the boys who looked on from perches that dressed the sides of the alley way. It wasn’t her plan to beat them at their own game, something she found silly and arbitrary in determining social status, yet ...

    • Author: mlvassallo
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • With Odd Power Comes Odd Responsibility

    “Julius Seizure.” “Are you kidding me? Absolutely not.” “Causal Loop?” “No.” “Causal Lou?” “No, not him either.” “Loblolly?” “I don’t care what he says. Chu...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Finger Paint

    Mr. and Mrs Olivare had learned long ago that their son’s creativity could not be stopped- he had what those with odd humor would sarcastically call “natural talent.” When he was born it was obvious right away there was something wron...

    • Author: TalonJay
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Self Sufficient

    “Next!” “Uh, hi. I’m Biofuel.” “Biofuel, huh? And what can you do for us?” “Well, I, uh, I…excrete a liquid that can power any internal combustion engine.” “…excrete?” “...

  • The Future is Hard to Hear

    “You’re listening to my future?” she asked. I shushed her quickly. The future is hard to hear. It was a simple enough task. She was writing an article about my gift, like so many had before. They all take the same approach. “Lis...

    • Author: Rob Tarr
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Strange Gift of Adam Fisher

    Adam Fisher had an unusual gift. He first knew it when he built a cathode ray tube out of his sister’s Power Wheels Jeep when he was 7 or 8. He was asked to leave the school’s latchkey program when he assembled a crime lab out of the classr...

    • Author: suncrush
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Worst Ability

    “So you specialise in these circumstances?” Timothy asked hesitantly. “Yes, but we concentrate purely on the psychological issues. We can’t help in determining how your abilities work”. Dr Isabel Ortega, very much a people...

    • Author: jimmytee
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • She Knew She Was Dreaming

    Well, she did do all the tests that you were supposed to do to test your lucidity. And she failed each one. Or passed them, whichever you prefer. The point is, she was dreaming. The problem is, she was dreaming the entire time. Her birth? A dream. Her ...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This (Mature)

    Max was late for work. He exited the subway and broke into a run, weaving his way down the crowded street and trying not to crash into anyone. (Because that could not happen today. There was no time for the consequences.) Meg was also in a hurry. She w...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Bryce Wine's Last Battle

    Bryce Wine looked dejectedly at the car. Its sleek blackness had always thrilled him, but now it saddened him to know he was looking at it for the last time. “Are you really going to sell it?” Robyn asked. “I have to,” Bryce shr...

  • Almost Reunion

    “Powers of the witches rise, course unseen across the skies, come to us who call you near, come to us and settle—” Suddenly a man appeared in front of Joey. Joey looked up from the ancient book and relaxed. “Joey, is she here ye...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Posthuman

    He looked at his long boxes and realized, with no small irony, that he defined himself through his comic book collection. His power manifested when he was very young and while he was intelligent enough to realize that the characters in these issues wer...

    • Author: starhammer
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Last Resort Switch

    “I don’t know this,” I gripped my head, shaking it violently, “I’ve never seen anything like this before. I can’t sense right.” “Someone is doing this to him. Someone wants us out of the way,” my head t...

  • Choices for the Chosen

    The building shook as another mortar shell exploded nearby. Glass shattered below us. Another plume of smoke was rose into the air. “We gotta do something soon or the whole city will be nothing but potholes.” “Too late.” Adam mu...

  • Choices for the Chosen: The First Step

    We didn’t question Adam’s decision. Maybe he felt guilty or had something to prove. I just knew that despite our argument, I was glad to have him with us. The seven of us said quick goodbyes to the four we were leaving behind. I tried not t...

  • Choices for the Chosen: Discretion... (Mature)

    As one, the six of us surged to the window ledge. I’m not sure which one of us was most surprised to see Roy floating to the ground like an old balloon. Apparently he had learned to do something more than turn his body into iron. Below him the ci...

  • Choices for the Chosen: Descent

    Although Vanessa maintained her interest in the freeform skydive, we all ended up taking the stairs down to the ground floor. There was a tense moment in the stairwell where the building shuddered under a violent impact. The sound was deafening. Everyo...

  • Knots.

    I said to the Doctor, “I can’t see my Eyes.” He said to Me, “Son, stop telling me Lies. I know for a Fact You can see Everything. So tell Me, why did You this Conference bring?” I said to Him, “Doctor, I can’t ...

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Beginners Luck

    Underneath Henna’s passenger seat, there was a machete, a 38 Special, and a rusted sickle with a missing handle. Janis quietly felt the shape of each, wondering how long it’d be before Henna decided he’d kill her.Perhaps it was a good...

  • Hanging on

    My head hurts from all the swirling colors below, people dressed fully in red, blue, yellow, brown, purple, green, grey, and some in white, all laughing and hurrying through the crowded square below. They travel in packs, bright streaks across the blac...

  • No Purple In Camp: Chapter 1 - The Sting (Continued - Pt 2)

    Nathan sat silently amidst the chaos. No. No, this was not supposed to happen. They…they were just going out to play frisbee! How was Nate supposed to know that the one time that Spencer didn’t put on his spray, that he would get stung?! On...

    • Author: Joshua Leon
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5