Superpowers R Us

I write paranormal romance. That should tell you something. Yes, it means I tend to spend more hours daydreaming powers and magic and the “impossible” than I do balancing my checkbook. Okay, well, I do almost anything other than balance my checkbook, but that’s beside the point.

This week we’re talking about what superpowers we’d like to have. I had to give this some serious thought. In fact, I gave it so much thought, I may have lost the original train of thought.

At first, I was like “It would be cool to read other people’s minds”. Then I had to really think about that. If other people are anything like me, their minds never stop. There are times I can’t even sleep because I’m churning something over in my head. Being in my own mind drives me crazy, so even thinking about being in someone else’s mind would leave me frothing at the mouth.

So no, I don’t want to read minds. Then I thought how cool would it be to fly? Then I remembered I don’t like heights. Seriously, y’all. God made me 5’4″ for a reason: it’s because if I were any taller, I’d have constant vertigo. I can handle elevators and looking down from a very safe place (like the window of a 24th floor room), but see-saws scare the hell out of me. Don’t even get me started on the ferris wheel *wheezes*

So, no, I won’t pick flying.

Instead, to bypass the whole flying thing completely, I’d choose the power of teleportation. I don’t mean teleportation like in a Star Trek kind of way because with my luck, it would be more of a Spaceballs moment where my head faced the wrong direction and I’d have to see my back-end in full, horrible detail. Nope. I want to be able to think of a destination and be there.

How awesome would that be? Wanna go to London for research and a few pints? Just exchange some money, grab a passport, and voila, you’re there. Want to view the cherry blossoms blooming in Japan? Voila! Simply have to see Thunder from Down Under (if it’s still running)? Just grab a couple hundred dollars you’d have spent on flight plans, make sure they’re all ones, and there you are. See? Simple. Easy. And no long lines involved.

I’m sure this power could be used for nefarious purposes, but as I may have mentioned before, I don’t have the cunning required to be a criminal. When I read about what some people do, I go “Huh…I would’ve never thought of that”. And that’s why I write paranormal and not mystery.

Where would you go if you could teleport anywhere in the world and why?


About danicaavet

Danica Avet lives and writes in the wilds of South Louisiana. Unmarried with no children, she's the proud pet of two cats and a dog. With a BA in History, she decided there were enough fry cooks in the world and tried her hand at writing. Danica loves losing herself in the antics of her characters and blushes more often than not at the things they do. She likes to define her work as paranormal romance with a touch of Cajun spice, but most times her characters turn the notch up to "five-alarm fire"!
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9 Responses to Superpowers R Us

  1. jeff7salter says:

    Gosh, Cajun Fox — our brains were in tandem as you wrote parts of this. I have very similar text about teleportation coming up in my Thur. blog. I guess us cajuns are like-minded.
    I’d love to visit the British Isles … plus a foray into Paris. Prob. a few cities in Italy.
    But I’d want a full-time translater, guide and money-changer with me.


  2. I think flying would be pretty cool, but teleportation would be better. I’d go to Santa Barbara, since that’s where my parents live (I live in Ohio). I wouldn’t have to spend a week and I could visit more often!


  3. Hi!
    My paranormal tends to be more other dimension than other place, so, if I could teleport, it would be to another itme. Which, I guess makes it Time Travel, not Teleportation, huh LOL!

    The other time I would, um, tele/time travel to would be the past. Iwould so love to be able to know some of my ancestors! I would give anything to know my parents when they were young! Or my grandparents! My Great- Grandparents! The list goes on and on.



    • danicaavet says:

      Time travel was another thought, but then I realized I’d probably get into too much trouble. Hello? Men in kilts? Men in Regency clothing? Men in armor? Men in togas? SPARTANS??? *swoons* LOL


  4. So many choices of places to go. What an awesome power. Much better than super-typing. I’d take a jaunt to Cairo first, then to Jerusalem.


  5. Micki Gibson says:

    Ah, teleportation! No wonder I like you so much! I could totally get into trouble with the hubby, but I have to admit I’d teleport to wherever my junior year crush lives (I’ve heard rumor through mutual friends that it’s Hawaii) and smack that kiss I wish I’d had the guts to give him back in high school right on those oh so dreamy lips. Kind of like a drive-by smooching. Yeah, pretty immature, but I can’t stop giggling over the idea of it. Come to think of it, I could lay a few of those quickie smooches on all of my Hollywood crushes. Photo-bombing but with kisses!


  6. Laurie Ryan says:

    Oooh, I like teleportation. I’d grab my husband’s hand and head for Australia or Africa. So far, I haven’t been able to get him to even consider those flights! lol


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