What Would Felix Do?
Felix Gomez is a vampire private detective and the protagonist of my novels. People have asked if he is my alter ego and he’s not. Felix is taller, younger looking, and has more hair. Plus, even without using his undead psychic powers, he has much better luck with the ladies.
More and more I wonder what would it be like to have his supernatural powers. In my novels I emphasize that it’s not all roses and chocolate, or in vampire parlance, fragrant debutante necks and Type A-positive.
The undead part and drinking of blood are kinda icky. But I could get jazzed up having the power of vampire hypnosis. Imagine going to the bank and saying, “Hey, let’s renegotiate my mortgage. Say somewhere between zero and zero percent interest.”
I’d zap my way onto the payroll of dozens of corporations to “work” as special resort consultant and exercise my sensitive palate as I search for the poshest digs the board of directors should visit. (Somebody does this job, why not me?)
The power of levitation would be handy. I’d use it to do bar tricks and win bets. Maybe I’d enter the Olympics. Imagine being the first diver to shoot back out of the water and land again on the spring board? How many points would that be worth? How about winning gold in the pole vault without using a pole?
Notice I mention nothing about bettering the human condition, cuz it’s all about me, baby.
What would you do with superpowers?