It would be invisibility
I know what you’re thinking…
What about flying? Wouldn’t you rather be able to fly?
Or what about super strength? Wouldn’t you rather be able to stop a train?
You make valid points. Being able to fly would save me all those expensive flights to visit my parents who live 1,500 miles away. But that would lead to the inevitable calls from my mom saying things like, “Your dad needs his nose hairs trimmed and I can’t find my glasses so you need to fly in tonight.”
And super strength might be handy for stopping trains when I’m late to meet my girlfriends downtown for an evening of margaritas and mayhem. However, it would also eliminate all excuses for being late. I’d be getting calls saying, “Why are you late? It’s your turn to put drops in Suzy’s eyes after her laser eye surgery!” And I couldn’t say, “Sorry, I missed my train.”
So, I’m sticking with invisibility. It would help me immensely on a day-to-day basis. I’ve got four teens. When they see I’m around they become incapable of caring for themselves and would starve staring into a full refrigerator. However, when I’m out they each turn into Gordon Ramsay, whipping up fine cuisine. Also, I could eavesdrop on their conversations, read their texts and even examine their emails over their shoulders allowing me to totally bust them for infractions well in advance. And I’d totally catch the one who doesn’t clean the sink after he brushes his teeth. So far, that crime has been committed by the elusive “Not Me”.
Plus, being invisible would save me a ton of cash on clothes, hair and makeup. I’d still have to bathe and brush my teeth because invisibility doesn’t eliminate smell, but I can deal with that.
In the books I write, I like to give my heroines super powers or talents that they don’t necessarily want. In GROUNDS TO KILL, I’ve given Jen Hamby the supernatural ability of automatic writing. She gets messages from a spirit guide. It’s like being a stenographer for the great beyond. This would be an awesome skill if she could get useful information like winning lottery numbers. Instead, it only tells her when her boyfriend is cheating (the jerk!) but doesn’t tell her who murdered her arch nemesis.
If I could choose another super power it would be mind control so I could convince you all to buy my book.
What super power would you choose?
WENDY ROBERTS is an armchair sleuth and a fan of all things mysterious. She lives in Surrey, British Columbia, with four teens and a tenacious terrier. You can visit her on the Web at www.wendyroberts.com, like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @authorwendy