WRITING-PROMPT WEDNESDAY: THAT'S A SUPERPOWER?




While I was teaching sixth-grade history, my fellow teachers and I started talking one day about weird "superpowers" we have. Here are the ones I remember:


  • Ms. "H" breaks any clock she gets near. Well, that's how she put it. Her classroom clock, her watch—they regularly stop working for no apparent reason.

  • Any time Mrs. "S" says or thinks, "Huh, it's been a while since I got summoned for jury duty," the letter shows up in the mail within a week or two.

  • I have several. As more than one person has playfully accused, I can trip over both thin air and large, obvious things that are standing completely still, such as Walmart floor displays. Whenever I don't know where to stand, I almost inevitably pick the spot where I'm most in the way. I've almost stepped on/biked over snakes multiple times. I'm unusually good at balancing things on my head. And if a goofy accident can happen to me, it will: falling off a treadmill in front of an entire weight room full of people, getting stuck in a bouncing elevator, denting a saucepan trying to crush some stubborn peppermints, and so on.


This line of thought inspired today's prompt:


Write about a "superhero" with a useless superpower who ends up having to save the world anyway.

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Write on,

Candice


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