NaStySuMo – Road of Fame Part 4

Hello everybody.

I have so much to tell you, but because my words aren’t working right now, I decided to carry on with my NaStySuMo project, the Road of Fame. Enjoy! I’ll explain my life to you tomorrow.

Part 4

Some people had thought that technology would inevitably be mankind’s downfall and, to an extent, they were right. Mankind as we knew it started on its path to extinction the first time families started getting together to listen to the new and wonderful invention called the radio. As the radio waves started bouncing through and around our bodies at the beginning of the twentieth century it was fundamentally altering our DNA. Like a jumbled up Rubix cube, our genetic code started to slowly shift and change, though it wasn’t until World War 2 that the effects of it was really realized.

A few, select people, started doing things. The Allies and Axis alike scrambled to collect these people and harness their special abilities, inevitably using their powers as a weapon. Although these people were responsible for the turning of the tide in the Great War, they were kept a secret. At first it was thought to be a very selected phenomena and even in the 1950s when the structure of DNA was discovered by Franklin, Watson and Crick, people weren’t getting too excited about this strange occurrence. Those who displayed these abilities were secreted off to various locations and tested, used for their governments own sinister purposes.

But, as technology advanced at an exponential rate, so did the candidates receptive to these abilities. Soon, the various governments around the world couldn’t hide their existence any longer and in the late 1960’s, when television was established in every state of America, the US government confirmed the existence publically of these ‘super humans’. Their revelation would change the world forever. Families changed, schools changed and inevitably – society followed.

Children were tested and taken from their families to be placed in ‘orientation’ projects. At first, one in every 20 children had this ability, but that soon rose to one in every ten and then one in every five. The orientation projects were soon swamped and special classes were opened up in schools to accommodate the overflow of super humans. By the end of the twentieth century, the phenomena had become so common place that children weren’t tested to see whether or not they had any special abilities but rather to determine the classification of their abilities. Placed on a scale and ‘tagged’, those who had extraordinary powers were put in special schools and programs. Those with minor abilities were marked, but deemed unsuitable and were left to struggle through the normal challenges of teenage life.

Not normal, but not super.

Ordinary for lack of a better explanation.

Average by some standards.

Useless by others.

To Be Continued…

12 thoughts on “NaStySuMo – Road of Fame Part 4

  1. Marsha August 14, 2010 / 2:34 pm

    I like the turn of this part. I think you are opening up many avenues to bring in new characters. Nice Alyssa.

    • Alyssa August 19, 2010 / 12:06 am

      I like to sometimes take the reader away from the sitsuation at hand and give them a bit of a broader perspective before focusing back on the details. 🙂 Thank you for reading Marsha!

  2. Antonio August 14, 2010 / 6:24 pm

    How cool. A world where “superhuman” is a relative state of being. You know, “video killed the radio star.” 😀 I hope it didn’t kill the superhero’s as well.

    • Alyssa August 19, 2010 / 12:05 am

      I love that song, lol.

  3. Ryan August 15, 2010 / 2:20 am

    That’s a disturbing image of the world, selecting some as superior to others and giving them all the advantages while leaving the rest to their own devices. Really good, Alyss!

  4. Mel August 15, 2010 / 2:28 pm

    Good work! Brilliant setup for Fame’s world. I can see sequels coming, with loads more characters. (Please??? 😀 )

    • Alyssa August 19, 2010 / 12:01 am

      I wish I did shorts.

  5. Fyrefly August 16, 2010 / 8:16 am

    Oh cool, hey is that what the green band is? Cause I was wondering what that was about.

    • Alyssa August 19, 2010 / 12:01 am

      Well spotted! 😀 Glad you’re still with us!

  6. Jenn August 16, 2010 / 6:47 pm

    Wow, I think this is going to get very interesting…I like where you seem to be going with this, but there are so many possibilities that it will be interesting to see which you choose.

    • Alyssa August 19, 2010 / 12:00 am

      I wish I could write shorts but I can’t. I suspect I’m going to move this over to NaNoWriMo and finish it then.

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