Wanted: Super Power X

What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had?

If could have any super power, what would it be? I have had dreams in which I flew and that seemed pretty cool. I considered reading other people’s minds might be fun, but I’ve seen some films that feature that and it often doesn’t go well—though I might be able to use it advantageously. All other typical superpowers on TV and movies seem a bit trivial to apply to daily life (although shooting flames from my eyes at people in lines who waste everyone’s time may garner some applause).

But since the daily prompt does ask for one, I’ll make a selection by quoting Cher: “If I could turn back time…” I don’t want to go back in time, but I want to stretch it. I’ve often complained that I could do so much if I just had that one ingredient: more time.

I envision it this way: making the world slow down as I keep at my current pace. Shoot this video, edit that one, write a blog entry, record a podcast. But would the machinery slow down and when I played it back, it would sound like buzzing insects (see Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Wink of an Eye”)? Maybe I need to give this more thought….

Published by stephenschrum

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts; interested in virtual worlds, playwrighting, and filmmaking. Now creating a podcast called "Audio Chimera."

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