Superpowers and daydreams don’t mix, especially when saving a planet.
Fifteen year old Jimmy Ranfaz is the best at everything he does, all in his daydreams. So, when his psychic superpowers activate, he does great things, terrible...yes...but great. With him endangering every living thing on Earth, destiny crashes his door when the tree-descended humans of Ulfitron herald him as their new saviour against the warring world of Tyzet, who threaten to wipe the Ulfitronians clean off the planet.
Jimmy crashes and burns through his training, earning merit badges in mediocrity and frustration. His dreams of being the all-conquering superhero are shattered when he barely survives a massive assault by Tyzet. Saddled with a powerful Ulfitronian trainee, whose condescension drives Jimmy up a wall; he sets out to find the legendary trees which gave incredible power to his predecessor.
But within the journey lies a deep deception, which not only betrays him as a decoy for his partner but also brings out a chilling truth: he is the villain reincarnated. With the final attack threatening Ulfitron only days away, Jimmy must decide whether to die saving thousands of Ulfitronians who betrayed him or pursue the quest for the legendary trees and the unlimited power he always dreamed of.
First 150 Words:
“Blast it! I’ll be late,” Jimmy swore, looking at his watch. As he turned away from the window, the sleeve of his polo caught. He tugged and it tore.
He directed a death glare towards the window sill, but saw nothing which could’ve snagged it.
I don’t have time for this. Jimmy rushed out of his room and jumped down half the flight of stairs.
“Young man, how many times have I told you not to do that? Start behaving like you’re fifteen.” His mother’s voice barely registered, as he dashed outside.
I can’t be late today. Not today. C’mon, seven minutes, I can do it.
He skipped past the slew of morning joggers dodging left and right while twisting in mid-jumps to avoid the mailboxes and benches.
He accelerated. Blood pumped through his veins and his heart thumped. He overtook Carl Lewis. He thrust forward. Past Owens! Just one to beat.