My name is John Black. I just happen to have mental and physical abilities that most people would call superpowers. I can push people’s minds to do things I want. My body can twist and change to avoid injury and burns. But you know what? That doesn’t change the fact that I’m still a nerdy teenager. I struggle with school, bullies, and even hormones. Hormones, maybe more than the other two things. And I make mistakes. Like thinking Carolyn McGregor, my science fair project partner, wanted to go with me to the middle school prom. Now she just thinks I’m a freak. Which I suppose is the truth anyway.
A John Black short story (approximately 9,000 words)