Some people might think it very unfair that Falcon Boy had placed the responsibility for saving the entire world from some kind of as-yet undisclosed, but nonetheless, evil fate on Ellis. After all, she’s only young, what does she know about saving the world?
Ellis is an ordinary little girl who lives an ordinary life and likes to do ordinary things with her very ordinary parents, but even though she is probably based upon a real girl who does live a very ordinary (but hopefully wonderful) life with her definitely very ordinary parents, Ellis is still a character in a story and therefore is not quite as ordinary as this paragraph might suggest.
This is all further complicated by the fact that it wasn’t actually Falcon Boy who chose Ellis in the first place. It was me. I was the one who allowed Dr Don’t Know to kidnap Falcon Boy and Bewilder Bird. I made the decision to give Falcon Boy a superpower, even though he lives in a world in a world where superpowers clearly don’t exist.
It was also me that allowed Falcon Boy to use his narratively-spurious superpower to make contact with an ordinary girl busily minding her own business. Of course, it is the fact of Ellis being chosen that makes her extraordinary, but again, this was entirely down to me.
I hope you are not too confused here. This whole ordinary/extraordinary thing is easily explained.
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Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. His most popular books are the four volumes of the VIRO series, available in paperback and electronic form. They can also be ordered at all good bookshops.
Book One is available for FREE download.
Barnaby is currently developing the VIRO series for television and is interested in speaking to anyone who believes that they can help him take VIRO and his various other exciting projects to the next level.
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