SUPERPOWER: FLIGHT

While I mainly get my inspirations for my writing through daydreams, there are some cases in which I gain inspiration from actual dreams that I remember after waking up.  One of the most vivid dreams I remember is being able to fly.  In those dreams, it felt as though I could float over my neighborhood by will alone with as much ease as a balloon drifting into the stratosphere.  As I delved deeper and deeper into that dream, I could see all of my neighbors watching me glide over them and I was given a chance to embrace a sense of freedom I never would had when I am awake.  After reliving the same dream multiple times, I was able to gather the inspiration I needed to illustrate the abilities of flight for three of my main characters.  Two of them, Joshua and Cynthia, are able to fly with the use of wings while Gregory flies through the use of telekinesis.  While the methods of flight vary, the overall concept is the same.  Flight has been depicted in many forms of fiction and is widely considered the most prominent and popular superhuman ability ever imagined.  With that in mind, I decided that a few of my characters should possess this ability.

11 thoughts on “SUPERPOWER: FLIGHT”

  1. I get many of my ideas from dreams as well. Haven’t written about any fliers yet, but I’ve definitely had the flight dream. My flying is almost like swimming in the air.

  2. In those dreams, it felt as though I could float over my neighborhood by will alone with as much ease as a balloon drifting into the stratosphere.

    Cool. But when I dream of flight it is never real flight. I often dream I can jump extremely high – several hundred feet into the air – and I kind of hover there a bit before gradually coming down and relaunching myself again.

  3. While growing up in Philadelphia, almost every night I would dream that I was flying. I loved it! I guess the closest I’ll come to it is whenever I’m in a plane. Oh, well!

    1. Flight dreams are the best. I had my first as a young father, with lots of debt and not much else. The dream was so powerful that I spent much of the next day hoping for night to come…and the chance to sleep again.

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