Wednesday, December 07, 2005

CommonPlot: Your Secret Mutant Power

Everyone has a secret mutant power, but few people ever find out. You might be bullet proof. How would you know you aren't if you've never been shot? Some people can be exposed to smallpox and never get sick from it. Others won't get burned when they touch things that are between 1000° and 2000° F, but not below, and not above. Some people will never slip on ice, but only when they are walking on it barefoot. Some people can speak to dinosaurs.

All these powers, and nobody knows they have them because the situation never arises when they might be discovered.

Others use their powers all the time, but their powers are so mundane that they don't notice. Someone might have a time sense, so they know, within fifteen minutes, what time it is, always. Some can hear plants talk, but the mistake it for a ringing in their ears. Another can open any jar, no matter how tightly its been screwed shut.

What is your secret mutant power?

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