Only Me

Day 1:

It’s 11:10 am and I overslept, my shift starts at 11:30 am. It’ll take me 30 minutes to get to work, I am so screwed. My boss told me if I was late one more time, I would get fired. I get out of bed and the next thing I know I am in my kitchen. Today’s power is super speed, sweet. This power will help me a lot today. I get to work with 10 minutes to spare, my job is saved. Work goes by so fast, thanks to my power and I even got to leave early today. Best power ever!

Day 2:

I got off work at midnight and it was about 12:30 am when I saw my apartment building. I notice a kitten sitting on the steps. The kitten looks up at me and meows, but what I hear is a little voice with a British accent whisper, “Excuse me, sir, do you have some tuna?” Woah, I can understand the animal language. This power rocks! I got the kitten some tuna. I fall asleep and when I wake up I decide to spend the day walking around speaking with as many animals as I can. You won’t believe the things I have learned. I know why both dogs and cats are here on Earth, but I promised them I wouldn’t tell a soul.

Day 3:

I wake up to discover that today’s power is flying which is great because I have always wanted to see the city from high up. I get dressed, open my window, and jump out. I start to fall and wonder how I activate this power. The ground is approaching so quickly and I know if I don’t do something, I’ll splat.


Whoosh, the next thing I know I am in the air. So, that’s how it’s activated.

I spend the day flying around the world and checking out all the different countries.

Day 4:

At 7:00 am my alarm goes off and I can’t help but wonder what power I have today. A few minutes later, I find out that I can become invisible but it only works when I am conversing in Spanish with someone else speaking Spanish. Oh great, I only know one sentence in Spanish! “¿Dónde está el baño?” is the only Spanish I know. So, if I want to turn invisible I have to say that sentence out loud while in the middle of a conversation with someone who is also speaking Spanish. This is going to be awkward. I was right, today was so embarrassing.

Day 5:

I hope that today’s power won’t be like yesterday’s. My alarm goes off at 6:30 am and I roll over feeling sad because I wanted to go back to sleep. I go to turn my alarm clock to turn off but it ends up broken on my nightstand. Superhuman strength, wicked! Of course, my power only activates when I am sad. Just great! Today was not my day, I didn’t get to use this power as much as I would have liked.

Day 6:

The knock on my front door startles me awake. I look out my peephole and groan when I see who it is. Abby or Elaine, I don’t remember what her name is. I opened the door and growled, “I have told you, you can’t keep coming over here! What do you want!?” She mumbled something and I commanded her to speak up which she does. When I hear her tell me that she loves me, can’t live without me and if she can’t have me nobody can; I lose it. I scoff before snarling, “I will never love you, now get out of my sight!.” She reaches out to hug me and I put my hands out to stop her, next thing I know she’s on fire. A few seconds later, I see her on the ground dead.

Day 310:

In case you are wondering, no I am not in jail for murdering what’s her face. I’m in a worse place than jail, I am in a superhuman camp where I am being prodded and studied like an animal. Three days after she died, I was walking home at 10PM after work when I got knocked out and I woke up here. I had night vision as my power that day, but it was extremely useless because it only worked during the day. A week after she died, I was told that I am the only superhuman who gets new powers every day. They want to know why only my powers change everyday and what makes me so special.

(Author note: Working title, could be better. Feel like this story could be better too, let me know).

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