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Power Squared

Cedric was in his element as he stood on stage before the spellbound audience bending spoons and levitating chairs.  He had practiced the art of telekinesis for many years, and his ability to move and reshape objects at his will was known far and wide. 
 
Still, there were always doubters,  and this particular night was no different. An obviously inebriated heckler in the back kept tossing out insults and jeers.
 
"You, sir, come up here!" Cedric commanded, pointing directly at the offending audience member. As the heckler attempted a hasty retreat toward the exit, he suddenly found himself raised off his feet and sent flying out the door as if an invisible hand had flung him by the seat of his pants.
 
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12 comments:

  1. This was an interesting little tale. I am always intrigued, and a little cautious, of people who have this "power". I think it can be a God-given gift, though I think it is rare. I also think those who have it should use it for Good, not waste it. Great take on the prompt, Josie. I like this tale!

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    1. I agree Annie, there is a difference between sleight of hand tricks and true telekinesis and such. If we are given special powers we are meant to use them for a suitable purpose which is likely more than entertainment. I think that when people attend such events, or view them on tv, they need to take it with a grain of salt, and consider it to be for entertainment purposes rather than a demonstration of true skills. However, in the case of this story, apparently Cedric was quite capable of moving objects on command!:-)

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  2. What an interesting tale! I am in agreement with McGuffy Ann - those 'powers' raise some suspicion for me, but from a practical standpoint, haven't we all wished we could mentally lift someone off the floor and toss them out the door? Ha ha!

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    1. They do for me too, Carrie, I am very skeptical of anyone claiming to have special powers. It tends to follow that those who truly do, don't need to advertise it. But yes, now that you mention it, there has been a time or two that this ability might have come in very handy, or at least the ability to pick them up and seat them soundly on their chair as a wake up call! :-))

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  3. I love this and the heckler got exactly what he deserved. Yes he did.

    Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ☺

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    1. Thanks Sandee, I so agree. No one is required to attend the show, or to believe what they are seeing, but they don't have to spoil it for the performer and the rest of the audience. Manners always count!

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  4. now that's what I'm talking about! That would be some serious power to be able to wield! But boy it will come with a heck of a lot of responsibility! I don't know if I'm mature enough to handle that.

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    1. You have a very good point, Zoe. If we could take such things into our own hands, it might be very tempting to dole out a bit of "discipline" now and then, and maybe on a bad day to let a little fur fly! Perhaps it is better then that we can only think wishfully and fantasize on just how fun it might be! :-)

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  5. I would certainly use my telekinesis for good. The good of cleaning my house, for one!
    Great six sentences, Josie.

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    1. Oooh,I do like that idea, Christine, since my attempts to teach my cats to clean house in my absence has failed miserably! :-) You probably aren't old enough to remember the old "Bewitched" show on tv in which Elizabeth Montgomery had the ability to make things happen magically. My house would certainly sparkle more! :-)

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  6. Interesting take on "power". I like it!

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  7. I don't think I care to transport someone else but there sure have been times I would like to get myself out of something, or someplace, that is not to my liking.

    Cedric sure gave his heckler what for!

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