One of the superhuman abilities I have always been fascinated by is superhuman speed. I have seen many variations of this power in several works of fiction. Some speedsters are fast enough to catch a bullet, some can run at Mach 1, and a rare few can outrun the flow of time itself. I often imagined what it would be like to be fast enough to be in several places at once, which would make my schedule a whole lot simpler. However, despite the apparent benefits one can gain from moving so fast, there are a few drawbacks to this power. First of all, when you are moving at such high speeds, your mind could have difficulty catching up. Second, your movements could be so fast that you won’t see an incoming obstacle until you already hit it. Third, because of your increased speed, you would be creating such intense friction with your movements that you would risk incinerating your body in the blink of an eye. Finally, because your movements have been enhanced, your metabolism is equally amplified, which means you would have to constantly eat just to stay alive just like a shrew or hummingbird does in real life. Still, despite the danger of the super-charged metabolism, I like the idea of being able to eat all of my favorite foods as much as I want and never gain an ounce. In my upcoming third book, one of the new characters will have this ability as her primary power and she will have a very personal impact on one of the main characters.