I, the super powerful writer and author David Lichty, give you words of wisdom, human interest, and sometimes utter nonsense to brighten your day. Previews and excerpts of my first published work of fiction are here and you will receive glimpses of future stories. Grab some coffee, tea, or beverage of your choice and spend some time getting to know me better.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
And Now, a Revised Prologue
The prologue...written in first person according to Annie Marshall. Everything else is Jimmy first person. Annie was reluctant to write it because she is not a fan of the writing process. Her best friend is the wordsmith. However, she agreed because Jimmy didn't want her feeling neglected or unappreciated. He gets top billing as the protagonist, but she is crucial to the story. Anyway, most of it is the same except for the first two paragraphs. I thought I had a posting of the original prologue, but I can't find it. Here's the prologue as it is now in the third revision:
If you’re ever on live
T.V., you better watch what you say! Trust me…your life will get all ludicrous if
you don’t. My friend Jimmy Miller found this out the hard way. You might
remember him. Everyone started calling him Jimmy the Super Powerful. He and I made
big news when we thwarted the evil schemes of one out-of-control government-funded
corporation from taking over the country and possibly the whole world. We were
showered with all kinds of praise. But now…it’s like everything has changed.
Just because of one lousy word.
Who am I? Well,
I happen to be his best friend. And yes, I’m a girl. You see…neither one of us
have had normal childhoods. Back when my mother was arrested and my brother and
I had to go live with our grandma, my nana, I was one angry young lady. Okay, I
still am. I mean, I’m ashamed of my mom for doing drugs, being sent to prison,
and neglecting her children. So, I would run away from my nana, at first.
That’s when I met a kid who would change my life forever. We actually already had
an encounter at school, and I spilled chocolate milk all over him in the lunchroom.
Sneaking into his house, I discovered that this kid was no ordinary boy. He
could do things…amazing things that no one else could do.
I was so
fascinated by him and his incredible powers. Mainly, though, he was the only
kid willing to be my friend. I needed a friend. He didn’t even care if I used
to get head lice and he even stood up for me at school one day.
probably are curious about how Jimmy became super powerful. He wasn’t always
that way. You know the government? I’m talking about like the President and the
Congress over in Washington, D.C. Well, you see, these geniuses gave a ton of money to a corporation called Etyouth,
meaning “Eternal Youth.” The money went to fund several research projects to
“improve” human life, and the greatest effort went into the engineering of genetically