I think my current WIPs show that I’ve got a thing for wings. I’ve got a story with a bird shifter and a series about Fae sisters. So while I’d pretty much take any power that came my way, my current preference would be a wicked set of wings.
I think if I could fly it would make my work more authentic. I wonder if anyone would buy that… “Hello book gods... I’m going to need some wings to make this experience more enjoyable for the reader.”
It would be for them… And me. Because who wouldn’t want to fly?! Except for maybe if you’re afraid of heights. But in that case, there’s no reason to fear! You can fly now… which means you can’t fall. Unless someone shoots your wing. That wouldn’t be very nice of them and kind of makes my point moot.
I think fiction shows that if you have powers, someone will inevitably want to kill you. That’s a sacrifice all the gifted have to accept. Kick ass abilities means you also have to fight for the right to breathe. Is this a fair trade? Would you make it?
What power would you choose? Any power you wouldn’t want?