Sunday, June 8, 2014

Unusual Super Powers

Posted by: Joely Sue Burkhart
My oldest monster, who'll be a sophomore in high school this fall, is dedicated to her marching band.  This year, their program is called "Super" and the band director told them to go home this weekend (yes, they're already practicing for fall even though school just got out) and watch superhero movies.  She started listing Avengers, Spider Man, X-Men, etc.

I like all those superheroes, sure.  But I'd really love to see some unusual superheroes. 

Like a laundry hero.  Bonus points if the clothes can be folded and put away with a finger snap.  Now THAT is a super power I would love to have! 

Okay, okay, it's not that romantic.  Saving laundry isn't like saving a life.  Or controlling the weather.  But imagine the hours of work it would save households across the globe.  Who knows how many lives and creative things we could come up with if we weren't stuck doing such a mundane chore.  Week after week after week....

Groans.  Can you tell it's almost laundry day at my house?

If I can't have a laundry super power, then I'd really like a teleport capability so I could just snap my fingers and send all our belongings to a new location.  Why yes, we are moving at the end of this month. 

If you could have any silly or unusual super power, what would it be? 

Meanwhile, I'll be taping and packing another box.

~ * ~

New in print this month:  Her Grace's Stable, a Jane Austen Space Opera!

Silence is his only defense. But no truth escapes his lady’s whip.
Lady Violet Blackmyre, the daring “Black Duchess” of the Queen’s Light Dragoons, never thought she’d die a slow, miserable death. Yet only days after being named Field Marshal of the Britannian Army, she’s been diagnosed with consumption.
Giving Cole, her devoted stable hand and “pony”, his freedom is as easy as removing his collar. Convincing him to seek another mistress will be impossible should he learn of her condition. At all costs, she must spare him the pain of witnessing her demise.

Cole will not be pushed away so easily. When he stumbles across a magnificent “stallion” being abused at an illegal human auction, he is sure this wild, untamed brute is the challenge that will re-engage his mistress’s interest.

Arthur is desperate to return to the Iberian front, but betrayal and relentless torture have left him unable to trust himself with a weapon, much less lead soldiers into battle. What’s more, Lady Blackmyre’s dreadful secret is becoming more obvious by the day…and the scourge tearing at her lungs may not be natural at all.

Warning: Ladies in positions of power and technological advances invented by the infamous Lady Doctor Wyre. A ménage a trois featuring a brute of a stallion, a mischievous pony, and the Mistress with the will (and the whip) to tame them both.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...