Author has written 33 stories for Harry Potter, Quantum Leap, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Ironman, Bewitched, Freakazoid, and Munsters.
According to my stats, an amazing number of people have been looking at this, so maybe I ought to put something profound here:
- But then I realized that I don't really have that much to say that's all that profound...
Status of my current works:
Harry Potter and the Invincible Technomage Chapter 19: About 1475 words, aiming at 10k. - Currently my primary focus.
Harry Potter and the Distaff Side Chapter 16: Still sadly stuck. 2000 words aiming at about 8K
Harry Potter and the Elder Sect Chapter 5, Chapter outline in process. 0 words, aiming for 10k
A scene from a new story I've been playing with; Working title: Speed
I have no idea how long we ran that first time we were out together, just the three of us surrendering to the speed. It is hard to explain to anyone who doesn’t hear the Speed Force singing to them with every step. To be one with the speed is a sort of heaven.
From within this heaven, Barry and Wally showed me so much. Within seconds of our run, a building was suddenly in front of me. I hadn’t learned to stop yet, so I was sure I was about to run face first into the brick wall. Just before I hit that wall, Barry laid his hand on my shoulder and showed me what to do. I passed through that brick wall, and every other obstacle that came into our path for the rest of that first run as if the obstacles were not there.
It was only later Barry explained what he had shown me. Every solid thing, it seems, is made of tiny things called atoms, and those atoms are mostly empty space. The Speed Force gives you the ability to control each and every atom of your body to the extent that you can consciously vibrate your atoms so that they miss the solid parts of other atoms allowing you to pass right through solid objects.
Now, I know that does not make a bit of sense, but I promise you, it works.
We ran for what seemed to be hours without tiring, without even starting to breathe hard. It was glorious. We ran on roads, we ran across fields, and through cities and towns and over water. We just ran.
The three of us ended up on the road outside of Wally’s home, where Barry taught me how to stop. The three of us stood still on the road, and I marveled at how I could see the individual raindrops sparkle as they hit the soft glow of the auras that surrounded us, sliding off leaving us all completely dry.
“What do you think?” Barry asked.
“This is amazing,” I answered before I realized how long we had been gone. “Aunt Mary is going to be worried. How do we explain what happened?”
Wally laughed. "Ron," he said, his eyes sparkling behind his mask, "less than two minutes has passed since the lightning bolt hit you."
I guess my eyes bugged out a bit at that news. Prior to this point, I understood we were fast, but it hadn't really sunk in just how fast we were. The three of us gathered in the West family barn and Barry tried to explain what had happened to me.
For me, the hardest concept was the idea that I should take on a 'secret Identity' Barry said that if I went the hero route, my friends and family would be at risk if the world knew who I was and what I could do. And if I didn't become a hero, there were people who would want to 'study' me to see if they could figure out how I could possibly be so fast.
As if there was ever any question as to what I would do.
We then launched into a long discussion as to what my 'Hero' name should be. Barry was The Flash, and Wally was Kid Flash. Wally suggested that I become 'Little Kid Flash', so I smacked him one. Barry on the other hand offered a long list of heroes from the past with appropriate names. I have to admit that 'Ronnie Quick' really tempted me, but I knew what I wanted.
I knew the perfect name. Despite considering 'Cannonball' as a tribute to the Cannons, I knew I wanted the name that would honor both my magic and my speed.
I was going to be 'The Whiz'!.
Wally would never explain why that made him laugh so hard.
- For anyone who cares, I've also got an original piece or two over at fictionpress.com...
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