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Archive for September 17th, 2010

Beginnings: Origin Story

17 Sep

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

My uncle is fond of that. He said it after his wife “survived” breast cancer. He said it when my cousin enlisted in the army and when the same son came home, a broken and battered shell of who he used to be. He even said it at his wife’s funeral.

He said it when the meteor landed behind my house and the blast of radiation put me in a coma for sixteen days. When I woke, I could fly. I could read minds.

This may have been the only time he was right.