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Magnificent

By Novae Caelum
Jun 25, 2019 · 22,577 words · 83 minutes

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Story art by Novae Caelum.  

From the author: All I ever wanted to do was fly with my superpowered family and help save the world. But I didn't get my own powers until bullies cornered me for not acting like the girl they thought I was and I had to defend myself. Having a secret identity is hard, but there's more than one kind of mask, and I can't wear my masks much longer. I'll soon find out if the world's ready for a genderqueer hero. | FREE ebook files for subscribers and purchasers of this story.


13 Chapters

Chapter 1

Updated Jun 25, 2019 · 674 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 341 views

"In 1983, when the world was busy trying not to blow itself up with nuclear war, we got the first substantial proof that humanity wasn’t alone in the universe."

Quiet over the town

Chapter 2

Updated Jun 25, 2019 · 1,144 words (5 minutes) · 2 views

"I would get powers someday. I’d get to fly around with Dad and Mom and take down criminals and supervillains. Maybe I’d even get to shoot spears of ice like Mom and my sister. I’d get to help save the world."

Sewing machine - Podolsk, Singer

Chapter 3

Updated Jul 2, 2019 · 1,795 words (7 minutes) · 2 views

"But I didn’t like girls. I didn’t like boys, either. And I didn’t feel like I fit with the other girls, and I knew about transgender, but I wasn’t a boy. None of it fit. I wasn’t even fully human."

Chapter 4

Updated Jul 9, 2019 · 1,913 words (7 minutes) · 5 views

"Two months later, I told my parents. I had to. Because I couldn’t keep going out there as Magnificent Lass. I couldn’t wear the skirt. It grated on my soul like nothing ever had before. It had to change."

Chapter 5

Updated Jul 16, 2019 · 2,985 words (11 minutes) · 1 view

“Magnificent Person,” I echoed softly, my voice tight. “Yeah. That’s me.”

Testing photoshop, inspired by Michael Pistono.

Chapter 6

Updated Jul 24, 2019 · 1,810 words (7 minutes) · 1 view

"But I wasn’t Magnificent Person here. I had to keep telling myself that. No one knew who I was, other than that I was with Benedita, whom they loved."

There is not great talent without great will power.

Chapter 7

Updated Aug 6, 2019 · 2,259 words (9 minutes) · 3 views

"'I’m a monster,' I whispered. I’d never said it out loud."

I have to stay in hotel rooms sometimes. Boring most of the times, but liked this one :)

Chapter 8

Updated Sep 3, 2019 · 1,398 words (6 minutes) · 2 views

"No, Kid, I’m afraid you’ll give up and believe what the media wants you to believe. What you’ve told yourself for years, and not realize just how amazing you are. I’m damn scared you’ll decide you don’t deserve this gift.”

Lights

Chapter 9

Updated Sep 3, 2019 · 1,783 words (7 minutes) · 3 views

"I want you to live in this world without fear of your power. There’s nothing worse than to fear your own power."

Venice. The city of mirrors, the city of mirages.

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Chapter 10

Updated Sep 16, 2019 · 2,240 words (9 minutes) · 4 views

“'So, this is definitely a shape-shifter thing.'”

Chapter 11

Updated Oct 6, 2019 · 1,750 words (7 minutes) · 1 view

"When I looked in the mirror, sometimes I saw myself. And sometimes I saw so much more. A person expanded, without categories to tie them down."

I was walking around a field, i found this feather on the ground and there was the right light.

Chapter 12 (Final Chapter)

Updated May 24, 2020 · 2,522 words (10 minutes) · 2 views

I’d stand between my world and anyone who wanted to beat it down. To beat anyone down, because everyone deserved to be loved for who they were.

When on my trip to New York we made the trip up to the top of the Rocafella building, arriving at about 3pm.
But in anticipation of a beautiful sunset, we waited 5 hours for the sun to go beyond the skyline. We watched the whole city light up. Truly a memorable experience I will never forget.

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Updated May 30, 2020 · 304 words (2 minutes)

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