Who says we all can’t be superheroes? Certainly not me and to I’m ready to make myself into one right now before your eyes. This may be my most fetching idea yet!
Let’s see superheroes? What am I going to need to put this together?
All superheroes have:
- a cool name which distinguishes them in the world with their special talents
- a cool outfit because everything in life needs a special outfit
- some special super powers or talents
- a quest and/or a strong moral sense of obligation
- a secret identity
- enemies to defeat
- a cool hangout
- cool equipment
- an amazing backstory
- a secret weakness or Achilles heel
- and financial support to carry on the super lifestyle.
So watch as I build my very own superhero.
My Back Story:
Day in and day out I live my life as Lazy Susan, a mild mannered blog writer with a tail to be told. Writing blogs makes one very hungry. One day there was nothing to eat in my house except a dusty box of Milk Bones. The label said “New Recipe Not Tested on Animals Beware”. I was desperate to finish my daily post and knew instinctively that if I didn’t eat a Milk Bone right there at that moment, I would never finish my writing. I was under a big deadline because “Dancing with the Stars” was about to start.
“Go ahead, I told myself, it’s only a milk bone-it won’t hurt you.” I took one bite and savored the deliciousness. I had never tasted anything so yummy. I forgot about my blog for a moment and downed 5 more biscuits. I had an odd sensation that my breath was fresh and my teeth were tartar less. Yum, what a tasty treat! The crunchiness especially was just delish!
I put the box back in the cupboard and took a few licks of water to wash down my treats. Wait a minute, a few licks of water! What was happening to me? The room started whirling. I began to notice things at a much lower level, when did I wash the floor last? And what was that bird doing in my yard? Wait a minute. I feel different. I feel furry. I have an urge to squat and scratch. And I feel a super canine power. I can jump and I can run really fast. I also have super senses—hearing, site, and smell. I can smell danger.
Oh no, the little boy next door is having trouble with his bike in the street and here comes a car—I’ve got to help the boy. Instantly I find myself in the middle of the street, I open my fresh mouth and begin to bark a warning. My bark is something to bark about—it’s extremely loud and its vibrations are strong enough to easily push the car away from the boy.
Wow! Who knew a bark could be so bitchin’? Bitchin’ Bark! Whoa doggies, I think I just got a new nickname and my new powers have been used for good to save an innocent child. I lick the child on the face and quickly exit the scene.
The neighbors heard a bark, got scared and called my nemesis, Animal Control. Can’t let them catch me. I make it my backyard and feel the need to relieve myself.
As I squat to pee-pee, I feel a transition happening and find I have shifted back to Lazy Susan. I immediately go back and finish my blog and happily watch “Dancing with the Stars”.
Those magic milk bones changed me forever. With my keen canine senses on alert and a mere sense of someone in danger, I can do a quick change and save the day with my bitchin’ bark.
Super Hero Name: Bitchin’ Bark
Super Powers: Keen senses and an amazing high velocity bark
Moral Code: Not afraid to be heard when someone’s in trouble. Wrong doers, watch where you step!
Enemies: Any and All Wrong Doers
Nemesis: Animal Control
Headquarters: Dawg House
Achilles Heel: Chocolate
Now wasn’t that fun! Try it for yourself. You just have to pretend you are 7 years old and you’ll do just fine on your quest. I can’t wait to find out who you are going to be. Please let me know.