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The shifting tides - an ultra short story.

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One night derek was sitting at his pc, and he felt a surge of electricity flow through his body from head to toe washing over him like a wave. The next thing that took place, was amazing! The chair plus derek begun to float, as did his pc and stationary objects around him. Derek didn't notice at first after a 12 hour session on leauge of legends. Eventually the strange feeling of wheightlessness registered. Derek look at the floor noticeing it was moving "hey whats going on" Derek stammered. He tried to get up flopping almost face first on the floor as his chair spun off to a dark recess of the room. He didn't hit the floor instead his bodys gravity repulsed him back up. Derek was begining to freak out, his pulse rate speed up. For no particular reason perhaps an impulse reaction Derek pointed his hand palm first at the now floating chair, it immediately zoomed over to him stopping on a dime just before him. It was now occuring to Derek somehow he had developed a sort of power, but what was it? "This is cool" Derek shouted. "Beats games anyday!"

What had in fact taken place, a massive solar flare spouted out in the last hour. Due to the moons orbital position the solar flare caused an electromagnetic anomaly sending waves of intense electromagnetism at the speed of light through the earths stratosphere. Derek's house was at exactely the right position, with the metal in the houses construction acting as a large EM siphon. The waves enhanced his bodys natural bioelectromagnetic field, thus he was suddenly able to attract or repulse any metalic objects at will including manipulating the earths magnetic field so that he could levitate.




Yawn, bit tired to delve greatly into this, the above embodys some of the ideas ive had lately not limited to wrapping copper coils around my hands and forehead. Its a fine intro to what could be a larger story, cept super hero's dont do much for me haha. Maybe it'll inspire someone to write their own ideas.
 
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Part 2, felt inspired to write a little more.

Derek felt the urge to eat, he floated out to the kitchen. Strange, the fridge was floating. Derek thought nothing of it at the time, opened the fridge pulled out a couple slices of salami proceeding to hungrily gulp them down. Derek remembered it was rubbish day "mums not home till late better do my chores" he opened the front door getting ready to haul the trash out. Derek blinked, where was the front lawn? Or the rest of the neighborhood? Derek noticed there was clouds surrounding the house, eh? A random bird flew by squawking at the unexpected sight of a house floating in its pathway. The entire house had developed a massive EM field becoming attuned to the earths magnetic fields. Worse Derek noticed the house was gently ascending. "SHIT, im dead" Derek pondered on what to do. The next thing he knew a F17 screamed past "what the heck their trying to shoot me down?" The F17 flew along side the house at a slow velocity, armed a missile targeting the house. "I knew i shouldn't of got out of bed today, LOL had the last LOL" He almost laughed. The missle fired, turning in the distance towards the house. Derek begun crying, he'd just found an amazing new power learnt he was gonna die from low orbit entry and now a random F17 was trying to do the job quicker. Just before the missile impacted it slowed, with the warhead cap springing open. A small explosive blew a hand held object in through a window Derek was standing near. The missile harmlessly disengaged its engine and dropped away to the tiny landscape below. A voice crackled through what appeared to be a radio "Sir pick it up you've got moments before your past the point of no return" Derek lunged for the radio "hello? Who's this? Whats going on? why is this happening?" "Son weve never seen anything like this we'll be quick and to the point you, your home and everything in it is about to become space junk. The screw heads will be analyzing it for years to come, however you wont last much past the next 5 minutes. Thats no good to us Son we need you to find out whats happening here. There's a transport on its way to you, this is your only chance to get out of this when you see the grappling hook attached to its cord grab it dont miss. Good luck and god speed, Wright Patterson out."

A few minutes later a C-130 rumbled towards the house as it approached the maximum ceiling for most military aircraft. A small rocket engine with attached rope and grappling hook fired towards the houses front door. The pilots motioned for Derek to take hold, he grabbed on for dear life with all his might base jumped out the front door cord in hands. As the cord straightened up with a cold frightened Derek attached he watched his home spiral off up towards what appeared to be stars. A winch cranked up winding Derek and the cord towards the C-130 cargo doors. A USAF sergeant with an attached oxygen supply tether was waiting for Derek to bring him onboard. As the Sargent hauled Derek in he passed out.

Dreams of weightlessness, clouds of pure white sunshine like the shores of a ocean washed pearled beach. A dream felt by few since the elemental forge shaped all that is formed under the stars heavens and cosmos. Derek dreamt the dream of other worlds a reality sensed not seen felt not experienced. There was more to this, electromagnetism was only the beginning. Path's not traveled, not seen not heard not known was where it would lead. Everyone's traveling somewhere, now and then once in a 1000 years hidden paths open up.
 
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