Life-threatening condition

1 Jul

“I’m sorry. There’s no cure.”

Caitlin was shell-shocked. Not unlike other kids, she’d often wished for superpowers. This, though? This was less superpower, more catastrophe waiting to happen.

The government scientist in the secret lab beneath the Science Museum said she was “apocaleptic”. Her seizures could trigger anything from small tremors in the earth to huge earthquakes. Somehow her brainwaves caused tectonic shifts, meaning she could cause a mass-casualty event just by fitting.

Having power meant being in control; she was far from in control.

“Why couldn’t I just have x-ray vision?” she wondered as the sedation pulled her under.


5 Responses to “Life-threatening condition”

  1. The Sweary Scientist 1 July 2012 at 12:15 #

    Ooooh. I like this a lot. I’d love to see this developed – maybe in comic book form.

    • Mrs G 1 July 2012 at 12:35 #

      Me too. Shame I can’t draw for toffee, really…

  2. Mr S 1 July 2012 at 12:26 #

    Is this one of those ones where you thought of the word ‘apocaleptic’ first? :-)

    • Mrs G 1 July 2012 at 12:35 #

      Yes indeed! I said it instead of “apocalyptic” in the car to Mr G yesterday.

  3. anonvi 17 August 2012 at 15:29 #

    HAH. Brilliant. I’m loving these. If it’s all the same to you please go nuts with the macabre.

    I hope you post more!

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