From the author: This story started from wondering what if an everyman family-values hero had a kid, and that kid was non-binary? So, Magnificent was born. This is my love letter to the superheroes who helped shape my life, and a fulfilling of my desperate need for a non-binary superhero to look up to. And every hero needs an origin story. | This is a serialized novella, updated bi-weekly.
Updated Jun 25, 2019 · 624 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 140 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."
Updated Jun 25, 2019 · 1,128 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."
Updated Jul 2, 2019 · 1,806 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."
Updated Jul 9, 2019 · 1,923 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."
Updated Jul 24, 2019 · 1,617 words (6 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."
Updated Sep 3, 2019 · 1,520 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.”
Updated Oct 6, 2019 · 1,681 words (7 minutes)
"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."