If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book next year, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our March author interviews: Karen Pullen (3/1), Lowcountry Crime authors: Tina Whittle, Polly Iyer, Jonathan M. Bryant, and James M. Jackson (3/8), Annette Dashofy (3/15), Edith Maxwell (3/22) and Barb Ross (3/29).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in March: Maris Soule (3/4), and Virginia Mackey (3/11). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 3/18--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 3/25--Kait Carson.

Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows. Big news for a new year. Congratulations, Julie.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on June, 13, 2017. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Linda here in June!

Cross Genre Publications anthology, Hidden Youth, will contain Warren Bull's "The Girl, The Devil, and The Coal Mine." The anthology will be released in late November 2016. The We've Been Trumped anthology released by Dark House Press on September 28th contains Warren Bull's "The Wall" short story and KM Rockwood's "A Phone Call to the White House." KM writes under the name Pat Anne Sirs for this volume.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for pre-order.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Super Power




If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Understand you get only one power and nothing else changes.

So if, for example, you want to run faster than a speeding locomotive, you can.  You can run at top speed like The Flash for just as long as you can run at your top speed right now. You’d cover more ground but you couldn’t run for a longer period of time.

If, instead, you want to run for a longer duration, you can have that power but your typical running speed would be the same as now.  You could cover more ground but you wouldn’t win any more sprints than before. 

You can have X-ray vision for as long as you can go without blinking right now. Ditto for night vision.  Would you be satisfied with glimpses?

Strength or endurance. Endurance or strength.  Not both. Lift a car and hold it in the air over your head like Superman for as long as you can hold up the heaviest weight you can lift as ordinary you. Or continue past your current ability to hold aloft something as heavy as the weight you can press overhead under ordinary circumstances.

How about flying through the air? Sounds good, of course keep in mind you can fly in the air just as fast as you can walk along the ground.  You carry something with you for as long as you can carry the same thing while walking. And you’d better hope it doesn’t rain. Lightning would be frightening. 

Read minds? User beware.  I don’t recommend that one.   At all.

What’s your choice?  

7 comments:

Carla Damron said...

Dang, I'd fly but don't want to go that slow! And there's that whole bugs-in-your-teeth issue. Maybe I'd reverse time instead...

Gloria Alden said...

I think I would increase my memory. But then maybe then my brain would become so clogged that I'd have trouble sleeping at night. Still, I'd like to at least remember the names of all those I come across who seem to remember me.

Maybe I'd increase my energy and endurance level so I could get more gardening and yard work done and still come in refreshed and ready to write or clean the house.

I think I'd like to increase my will power so I only ate things good for me and not be tempted by things that are sweet or not so good for me.

But then, Warren, you said only one. Maybe I'd like to be able to make concise and good decisions without dithering back and forth.

Lisa Harkrader said...

Invisibility. No contest. And I could be invisibile for as long as. . . I can now be visible?

Kara Cerise said...

I'd like the super power of not needing to sleep. I could accomplish so many things and save money because I wouldn't need to buy coffee.

E. B. Davis said...

I'd like power over time. If I controlled time, I wouldn't need to have many of the other superpowers. If I could stop time, then I could take my time getting anywhere and still arrive on time. It would seem as if I'm traveling at the speed of light to everyone else. I'd also like to see the past and the future, which I think would be possible if I controlled time.

Linda Rodriguez said...

I think I'd take the going without sleep superpower. I could go without sleep without any of the problems normal humans suffer when they don't sleep. It would double my time to get things done. In essence, doubling my lifespan.

Years ago, Larry Block wrote a series of novels about Tanner, a spy who'd had his sleep center in the brain destroyed while in Korea (based on actual cases of such injuries in the Korean War).

Yves Fey said...

A perfect memory. Perfect including the ability to deal with it all.
Going without sleep sounded good too. I keep dozing off during my favorite shows at Prime Time.