Hi Faithful Readers!
I'm sharing the first few chapters of the second book in the Teenage Superhero Series with you. It's entitled "The Doomsday Device". If you want to read the whole book, it's available at Amazon. Here's the link:
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The Doomsday Device
My name is Axel.
No last name. No middle name. Just Axel.
If people ask me my surname I tell them it’s Smith. I know that’s not terribly original, but it sounds so phony people never guess it really is fictitious. There’s a good reason why I don’t have a last name and here it is.
Okay. Deep breath.
I was part of a secret experiment carried out by an organization known as The Agency. This organization works in conjunction with an alien race known as The Bakari. They’ve been here on Earth for thousands of years. The experiment was known as Project Alpha and their goal was to create superheroes.
Why? The Bakari don’t want to interfere in human affairs, but neither do they want to see us destroy ourselves. One day the human race will join the intergalactic club. They’re still waiting for us to evolve enough as a species for that day to arrive.
During the process my memory was wiped and I was given amazing powers. I can manipulate air. I can compress it and turn it into a shield or a weapon. I can shape it into an invisible glider on which I can fly or I can create a vacuum leaving someone else struggling for breath.
So don’t make me mad.
And here’s the rest of it. I’m seventeen (I think – it’s hard to know when you have no memory) with brown hair, brown eyes and a small scar on the left side of my chin. I’m a native of the old US of A, but don’t ask me which part because I don’t know.
My looks won’t put me on the front cover of any magazines, but I’m also not ugly either.
Oh, and I’m not alone. There’s Chad. He’s about the same age, but he’s from Norway. He can create fire and ice. Also, he’s a pain (more on that later).
His sister Ebony looks about the same age. Like her brother, she has blonde hair and blue eyes. She is attractive and can transmute objects to any substance she wants. That’s handy if you want to turn coal into diamonds and you don’t have twenty million years to spare.
Next on the list is Brodie. She’s an Australian with red hair and a pretty face. She’s my girlfriend. Kind of. In a way.
Not half as much as me.
Then there’s Dan. He’s a couple of years younger. Probably about fourteen. He’s Chinese, but he speaks perfect English. He can manipulate metals with his mind. He can also pick up on the emotional states of the other members of our group. So if one of us is in pain – he’s the first to know. He can also manipulate people’s minds too. If you were playing poker against him you would probably want to double check your cards. Maybe those aren’t three six’s you’re carrying.
They could be aces.
And then there’s Ferdy. How would I start to describe Ferdy? Let’s see. He’s a little younger like Dan. He has a brain like a computer. He can remember amazing facts and do incredible calculations in his head. We’re pretty sure he’s autistic because he doesn’t seem to be able to communicate with the rest of us. He spends a lot of time in his own world, so we do our best to draw him out as part of the gang.
Oh, I forgot something.
He has super strength and can lift up a bus.
So don’t make him mad either.
And that’s us. We’re teenage superheroes, but right now we’re trying to lay low and get our lives back together. The Agency gave us a campervan (actually we stole it from them) and we’re renting a house outside Las Vegas. The Agency allowed us to go, but we agreed they could call on us for help if required.