July 23, 2007
The following story was written by Carole Bennett, from Dominion, Nova Scotia. Carole attends class with the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, Sydney Reading Circle. Carole lives in Dominion, Nova Scotia and gets along well with everyone. Carole likes to spend time with her family, especially in the summer. She enjoys attending Clubhouse and shopping. Carole's favourite subject in school is spelling, but she also likes math sometimes.
If I could have a superpower it would be bionic hearing. I would be able to hear sounds that other people cannot hear. I would use it for good not for evil. I would help people in need. If there was a fire I would be able to tell the firemen how many people and animals are inside the building. I could hear a bomb long before it landed. I could hear people drowning in the water. I would be able to rescue people from death.
I think some people would be jealous of my superpower. I would be famous. They would pick and pick at me until they either found out how I got my superpower, or until I give in and tell them. Some people would want me to use my superpower for evil. It would be terrible. I think I’ll stay myself, Carole, a nice kind person.
[This story was taken with permission, from Our Side of the Mountain 2007, p. 23, a collection of writings by adult learners from Cape Breton.]