As I continue to write the three short stories that will take place between volumes three and four, I have decided to give you a little overview of what they will consist of. To begin with, one short story will revolve a character who wields energy and quantum manipulation. The second short story will revolve around a character with electromagnetic abilities. The third short story will revolve around a character with an advanced affinity for magic. These three character come from all walks of life and the way they acquire their powers is a result of the aftermath of volume three, The Revelation Orb. I am eager to continue writing these short stories and have them ready for publication soon. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
For the longest time, I have dreamed of a perfect utopia and what would be required for one to even exist. Because of human nature, the cost of creating such a world would probably be high beyond imagining. Everyone has their own interpretation of what a utopia is. In my opinion, a utopia would be a place where there is no evil, no war, no disease, no poverty, no prejudice, no famine, no pollution, with an environmentally friendly power source that is many times more powerful than nuclear power or oil, and everyone would have equal chance to have a great education and a profitable job. Every time I think of this paradise, I am given a sense of grace and peace that I cannot describe. My final fifth volume of my series will explore the concept of a utopia and what kind of price has to be paid in order for it to exist. I will not spoil how this utopia would come into existence, but I can say that how it is created is not what you will expect.
For the longest time, I have been fascinated with the idea of teenagers becoming superheroes. Some incarnations depict young heroes who are immature and prefer to use their powers for fun and mischief instead of fighting villains. Others show youths who who are rebels without a cause or require the supervision of older superheroes to keep them in line. While there have been various incarnations of this concept, I decided to develop my own team of teenage superheroes based on the personalities of myself and my best friends. I wanted to create characters that were not stereotypical teenagers. Therefore, I imagined how my friends and I would handle certain situations if we were given superhuman abilities. When the Young Guardians’ powers first manifest, they are frightened, confused, and initially have no idea what their purpose in life was. However, after one of their own accidentally injures another human being, they conclude that their crusade against evil should be one of redemption. In addition, they are the first and only superheroes in existence in their world and have no older heroes to watch over them. So, they are basically left to their own devices when their lives are inexplicably changed. As for leadership, even though Patrick is often viewed as the leader by the public, the first four members have been friends since elementary school and have always viewed each other as equals. Also, despite being the oldest of the group, Tinisha was too inexperienced about the modern world and often followed her younger companions’ lead.