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?