It all started on a walk

Submitted for Contest #48 in response to: Write about someone who has a superpower.... view prompt

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March 13, 2015

I was out for my daily walk. Not that I wanted to be on a walk, but my parents made me do it every day to get my exercise. Anyway today changed my life forever. And I definitely wasn’t expecting it.

The sun was behind the clouds and it started to rain. I started to walk home because I hated getting wet. I was pretty far from home so I started to run. I could see my house in the distance and my mom was standing outside. The rain started to get heavier, but I was almost home. 

I wasn’t paying attention and tripped over a rock. My mom called out to me, “Harry, hurry before the storm gets worse!” I got back up and ran my hardest.

Everything after that was a blur. I woke up in a hospital room with doctors telling me I would be alright. My mom was beside me telling me something about lightning. The doctors reassured her and explained the rest to me.

“Harrison you are going to be just fine. Your mother here tells me you were running home when you got hit by lightning. It’s okay though because you weren’t holding metal or anything of that kind so it didn’t hit you too hard. In a couple of days you will be feeling back to normal.” A pretty, young woman kept reassuring me I would be fine.

How could I have gotten struck by lightning? It was only raining when I was outside, no thunder or lightning was out there. I felt my head gushing with pain, it felt like at any moment my head would burst. I fell asleep as soon as the nurse told me to close my eyes.

When I woke up I was back home in my bed. I shook my head back and forth, my head no longer hurt and I felt totally fine. I pulled the sheets off my legs and got out of my bed. I walked downstairs and felt a tingling feeling in my ears. I saw my mom and said, “Morning mom! I feel so much better!”

“Oh Harry are you up?! Where are you?” My mom looked around the room.

“What are you talking about? I'm right here. Right in front of you!” Once again my mom looked around the room still not looking into my eyes.

“I must be dreaming. Harry I don’t see you anywhere!” Was my mom going nuts? How could she not see me? I quickly left the room and ran upstairs to my room. I remembered the mirror in my room and looked at my reflection. There was nobody there! Where did I go? Then it hit me, was I invisible? Somehow did the lightning make me turn invisible?! What if I could never be seen again? I tapped my arm intensely, when that did nothing I started to lose hope.

I tried a bunch of other things but nothing worked.

Then I thought out loud, “Am I really going to be invisible forever?” I looked into the mirror one last time. My body started to slowly show. I had figured it out all I had to do was say invisible. The tingling I felt that morning must have been a warning telling me I was going to turn invisible. I had a superpower! Did that make me a superhero?

I had seen many superhero movies and in all of them I learned one thing, never let anyone know you have a superpower. I decided to go downstairs and act like I was waking up for the first time. That way my mom would think she was dreaming. 

“Hi mom! How are you?” I acted as normal as I could. I was a thirteen year old superhero! How normal could I be?

“Weren’t you just... never mind I must have been dreaming. Good morning sweet heart! Dad is at work so you and I can have a special day together!”

“Oh great, can’t wait! I’m just gonna go outside quickly and get the mail.” My mom nodded and I headed to the front door. In case you haven’t caught on yet, I wasn’t actually getting the mail. I was a superhero now I needed to be saving lives. I searched outside for any yelps for help, but I heard nothing. I searched the lawn for anything at all. I came to a normal sized white piece of paper. It had three small characters on it:

♞♡♘

This must be a clue! I knew there was something sketchy about this piece of paper. The paper clearly came from the neighbors yard. It must have blown into our yard. I decided to start my search at my neighbors house. Before I could go, I went back inside and told my mom I was going to go on my daily walk. She said it would be a good idea to get it over with. 

I quickly shook my head back and forth. I felt the tingling sensation in my ears, then I looked in the window and I couldn’t see myself! It was the perfect plan! I went up to the Mason’s door (our neighbors), and knocked. It took about thirty seconds and finally someone came to the door. They opened the door and looked around. “Hello anyone there?” I quickly snuck inside trying not to touch Mr. Mason. A couple minutes passed and Mr. Mason came inside and shut the door behind him. Now to look for clues!

I remembered the Mason’s having two kids. Izzy and Taya. I had babysitted for Izzy before. I just couldn’t believe their family was up to something!

I looked around the house and quickly found plenty of clues. I found a bunch of the same papers I had found outside on my lawn. I needed to find out what that meant!

I searched around for more information and Taya walked into the kitchen, where I was. She was staring at her phone not paying any attention. I looked around the floor and I felt a bump. Taya had bumped into me! She had bumped into invisible me! She reached out in front of her again to see if anything was there, I quickly moved. “What the! Mom! Dad! Get in here!” Taya was about twelve. She was a smart girl, but she was always on her phone. I was hoping her parents would just think she was having too much screen time. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mason ran into the kitchen and asked what was going on. “I just ran into something, and there isn’t anything here!”

“Okay, it’s alright it’s getting late anyway. You are probably just tired. Come on, upstairs!” Mrs. Mason made it seem like this happened everyday.

Taya followed her parents upstairs and everything fell into silence. It was getting late so I decided to head home. Once I got outside their house I quietly said, “invisible.” I looked in the windows and I saw myself again. I opened the front door to my house and walked in. 

“There you are! You were gone all day, we didn’t get to spend any time together!” My mom seemed sad, like really sad.

“Sorry mom. I guess I just really wanted my exercise!” Even I bought what I was saying.

“Okay, go head up to bed! You can sleep in since tomorrow is Saturday! I love you Harry!”

I nodded at her and headed upstairs. Tomorrow was Saturday, and I would do some more investigating. Something evil was definitely going on, and I was going to figure it out!

March 14, 2015

When I woke up I heard the sounds of little girls laughing and parents talking. A clue! I quickly scrambled out of bed, put on clothes, and ran outside. I had the paper with the clue in my pocket. I walked next door, and I was spotted quickly. “Harrison! So nice to see you! Are you here for the party? I didn’t know you’d be coming!”

“Party? What party?” I had no idea what was going on. There was a little petting zoo surrounding me. Bunnies, puppies, kitten’s, goats, ponies, and some baby chicks. 

“Oh, it’s Izzy’s sixth birthday today! We are having a party with all her friends! You are welcome to join us.”

“Maybe later, but what is this piece of paper I found… on your lawn?” I took it out of my pocket and showed her the picture:

♞♡♘

“Oh some must have blown out the window! Those are little clues to where we hid the goody-bags! You see, Izzy loves horse’s so we hid them near one of the horse’s! I thought it would be a fun way to end the party!”

“So you're not evil?” That kind of slipped out, I didn’t mean to say it. Mrs. Mason gave me a look I would never forget. I had never ran so fast in my life.

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Peony Price
19:52 Jul 09, 2020

Hi Evelyn, I really enjoyed this story! The ending was my favorite part--I like that Harry immediately sets out to be a superhero.

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Evelyn Cloonan
21:39 Jul 09, 2020

Thanks for reading!

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Cheri Jalbert
15:24 Jul 08, 2020

Very humorous and fun to read. Well written with a nice build up to keep us interested as we wondered what would happen next.

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Evelyn Cloonan
13:52 Jul 09, 2020

Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed!

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Arie Toro
01:58 Jul 08, 2020

This was really funny! I loved that the "clues" weren't actually clues to her powers. Anyhow, I loved this story! If you have any spare time, could you check out my story? Thank you!

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Evelyn Cloonan
14:00 Jul 08, 2020

Thanks for reading! And I would love to check it out!

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Anna Chidiac
00:27 Jul 08, 2020

Cute and fun story. ^_^

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Evelyn Cloonan
14:00 Jul 08, 2020

Thank you!

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Bella K
16:40 Jul 04, 2020

Hi Evelyn! My name is Bella and I am new to this writing stuff! I see you have written a good amount of stories including this one which is amazing by the way! I was wondering if when I post my first story you could maybe check it out? Thank you for considering!

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Evelyn Cloonan
16:44 Jul 04, 2020

Thank you for reading! I can't wait until you post your first story! I was in your place once! I was new and I didn't really know what to do! If you need any advice I'm always here! Also I read your bio and we are about the same age!

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Bella K
16:46 Jul 04, 2020

Oh yes! I can't wait for middle school! It seems very fun! But if you don't mind I am going to work on my story so that you can read!!!!

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Evelyn Cloonan
17:12 Jul 04, 2020

Oh yep! So excited for you to post!

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15:04 Jul 04, 2020

How funny! The ending especially. The narrator tells a story just like I would expect a boy his age to tell it

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Evelyn Cloonan
15:58 Jul 04, 2020

You totally understand! Thanks for reading!

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18:56 Jul 04, 2020

You’re welcome!

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Deborah Angevin
21:27 Jul 03, 2020

A great story with an even greater ending, Evelyn! Would you mind checking my recent story out too? Thank you! :)

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Evelyn Cloonan
15:57 Jul 04, 2020

Thank you! I would love to check out your story!

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Arya Preston
18:17 Jul 03, 2020

That ending was really sweet, and I liked how ultimately, the clues were innocent and Harry went on a goose chase to figure it out! Great story, Evelyn :)

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Evelyn Cloonan
19:44 Jul 03, 2020

Thank you so much! You totally get the plot of the story!

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Khizra Aslam
05:45 Jul 03, 2020

I love this cute ending of your story...❤ great job❤

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Evelyn Cloonan
15:40 Jul 03, 2020

thank you so much!

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Corey Melin
04:05 Jul 03, 2020

Great story where it turned to a thrill to see what is going to happen to find out it was a simple result from one ready for the rescue.

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Evelyn Cloonan
15:40 Jul 03, 2020

You totally got it! Thanks for reading!

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Emaan Amin
17:14 Jul 02, 2020

The ending was so beautiful. You're an amazing writer!

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Evelyn Cloonan
19:34 Jul 02, 2020

aw thank you!

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02:04 Jul 01, 2020

Another amazing story, Evelyn! It was so cute at the end! I did notice a few grammatical errors, but just a couple and they were very minor. I can't wait for your next story! Keep writing and stay safe, Evelyn! :D -Brooke

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Evelyn Cloonan
17:40 Jul 01, 2020

Thank you for reading! Just a random question here: What is your favorite color?

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19:41 Jul 01, 2020

My pleasure! And the answer to your random question is *drum roll* baby blue. What's yours?

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Evelyn Cloonan
20:41 Jul 01, 2020

I love the color green! I also like any pastel colors! Most of my clothes are blue though.

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20:49 Jul 01, 2020

Cool! I love pastel colors as well. I don't think that there's a certain color that I wear the most, though. I'm turning these random questions into a normal thing now. Random question: Do you like writing in different fonts and such?

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Evelyn Cloonan
23:16 Jul 01, 2020

Yes I love to! Whenever I am writing for Reedsy I usually use Arial. But when writing just for me I like to experiment this with new fonts. I really like the cursive ones.

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05:09 Jul 20, 2020

Nice story. Liked it very much.

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Evelyn Cloonan
14:20 Jul 20, 2020

Thank you!!!!

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