Corners

“I hear what you’re saying but I’m having trouble with one part of it.”

“Which part?”

“All of it.”

“I told you Ryan, I can see around corners”

“When did this happen?”

“Well I’ve been trying for weeks and this morning I had a breakthrough.”

“Trying? You say that for weeks you have been attempting to see around corners? Was this a breakthrough or a breakdown?”

“It’s normal for people who are gifted not to be understood in their own time.”

“Remember in high school when you thought you could move things with your mind?”

“You should be relieved to know I only plan to use this new power for good.”

“You sat there for hours trying to move that leaf...”

“I’ve been trying to decide if I need a suit or something? I mean I could just go around like I always do, I’ve never been a fan of polyester.”

“...and when the wind finally picked it up and moved it about a foot, you thought you had telekinetic powers! You ran in and made a fool of yourself to Mr Ramsey. For the next month I was the best friend of Carl the ‘mind moron’. Please don’t do this again.”

“That was different. It wasn’t real. Ryan, this is the real thing. I really can see around corners. I can prove it to you.”

“Fine. Okay, so um...over there...what’s around that corner.”

“Nothing.”

“That’s astounding!! Is this the extent of your new abilities?”

“Wait. Here comes someone... she’s wearing purple....RIGHT THERE! There she is! See I told you I could do it!”

“Ok. I see her but Carl, I don’t see any purple on her...”

“Right there, see?! She’s wearing a purple scarf!”

“Carl. This is ridiculous. You didn’t see that from around the corner. You just got lucky. You heard her footsteps, guessed it was a woman and picked a random color. I mean really this isn’t something you can do. It doesn’t even makes sense. I mean do you have the ability to see through concrete or wood or something?

“No I can just see around corners. I don’t know how, I just can. I admit it’s a little fuzzy, like looking through a fogged up window, but every time I try it gets a little clearer. OH! Here comes someone...He’s tall and brunette, he’s wearing a suit with a yellow tie and a gold watch chain.”

“Wow."

"SEE?"

"There he is...”

“Just like I described him!”

“How in the world did you do that?"

"I told you, it's a gift."

"I mean you couldn't have guess about that! Do see a mirror I don't see?"

"No."

"Are you bugged? Is Johnny feeding you information?"

"No."

"Am I on Candid Camera?!”

"No. Ryan this isn't a joke. It's real!"

"I don't believe it. I mean how in the world are you doing it!?"

“I DON’T KNOW! I just can. I have a power that lets me see around corners.”

“Carl. I can hardly believe this. I mean you CAN see around corners!"

"I know."

"How did you say you found this out?”

“I was just thinking that I had super powers and just started trying stuff, and then today it happened Ryan. I mean, it just happened.”

“Wow. Carl, do you think I might have any super powers...”

12 comments:

Aunt Missy said...

I think I will start making each day a Friday with my superpowers. One reason, to read your stories every day and two, it is a great day. Every Friday you get to wear jeans to work. Every Friday you get to think, wow tomorrow I get to sleep in. Every other Friday is payday. The new movies come out on Fridays. You get two full days of no work. I am sure there is more, but alas, must get back to work, no superpowers yet....

kludge said...

Missy-

Personally I would be very happy if you could pull that one off! I'm a huge fan of Friday!

So please keep trying!

Anonymous said...

You pulled me into this one. Is there a continuation of this? How far will it go? If he can see around corners, can he see around corners that are behind other corners? If he stood at the corner of a square building, would he be able to see his back? This is a neat story. I like the picture too...it's got a weird feel to it.

J Crew said...

The fact that your mind thinks this stuff up is quite impressive. I think you might develop a bit of a cult following.

Anonymous said...

Seeing behind corners... it's suggestive.
Maybe it's worth a film!! Imagine, a man that saves the world by seeing behind the corners!!
Great.

kludge said...

Joshua-

Continuation...probably not.

I like the idea he could see is own back, I hadn't thought of that. That would be a freaky super power!

Thanks for the comment. The picture caught my eye too!

kludge said...

J Crew-

Thank you. I can only hope... :)

kludge said...

Lilith -

Thanks. Who knows what could be done with such an odd super power...

dinane said...

HEROES!!!!!!!

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Man... I love that show...

kludge said...

Dinane-

What is Heroes?

dinane said...

Oh my gosh. You must not be a big TV person. It's a television show that's essentially about people who discover that they have superpowers. It's kind of like X-Men, only without a Professor X to keep everyone in line. Yet.

P.S. I haven't watched last night's episode yet - it's on the TiVo - so no one ruin it for me!

kludge said...

Dinane-

No I don't have any outside influences on my TV, but that sounds very cool!

If it survives I'll be able to netfilx it soon. Thanks for the head ups.