Aftershock Prologue

Hello friends! Today I have for you the very first installment of Aftershock! Even though this is a photo series, there will not be any photos in the prologue. I just have a short little passage for you all, so you can kind of get the idea of the series. I hope you enjoy!

I’d always been fascinated by superheroes. First, I’d loved them as fictional characters while I was growing up. Then, they saved the world when I was a teenager and we knew they weren’t just stories. I’d decided then that I wanted to be one someday. The only problem? I didn’t have any superpowers. However, that didn’t stop me from climbing to the top of my class at the Superhero Academy. They let anyone in that school, but only the best of the best could graduate. As one of the only graduating students without powers, I was often overlooked. But I was still able to snag a job at League of Superheroes (or LoS, as everyone calls it).

            Since I didn’t have any powers, I mostly filed paperwork. It wasn’t my dream job, but it was the closest I would ever get without super powers. I desperately wanted to go out in the field and save lives. But I would have to settle for filing paperwork. At least I was filing the paperwork of superheroes. That was pretty cool.

            But that was all about to change. My heart fluttered with excitement when I got the email. My boss wanted to meet with me. Since I was one of the best workers at LoS, I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t get fired. So, this meeting must be to discuss a promotion!

            I tried to suppress my excitement as I entered my boss’s office.

            “You wanted to see me sir?” I asked, closing the door behind me.

            “Yes,” Mr. Man replied. “I think you know why I called you in?”

            I smiled. Mr. Man was a telepath, so he could easily find out that I was expecting a promotion. “I might,” I grinned.

            “Well, you’re right about a promotion. I think you’ll do well in our recruitment office,” he announced.

            “Recruitment office?” I gasped. I wasn’t aware that LoS had a recruitment office.

            “I understand your confusion,” Mr. Man replied calmly. “We don’t have a traditional recruitment office, but I think you’ll soon find I have good reason to call it that.”

            “I’ll take your word for it,” I shrugged. “Thank you very much for this promotion.”

            “You’re very welcome,” Mr. Man replied. “Show up here tomorrow morning, 8:00 a.m. sharp. And don’t forget to pack a bag.”

            I stopped, puzzled at that last comment. “Yes sir,” I replied.

And that was the prologue of Aftershock! Stay tuned next month for part 1!

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