Series: Ongoing Fantasy Science Fiction genderqueer powers nonbinary deep issues transgender and a little bit of snarky humor superhero alternate history lgbtq


By Holly Caelum Heisey
Jun 25, 2019 · 8,446 words · 31 minutes

lone feather in warsaw

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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 novelette, updated weekly.

5 Chapters

Chapter 1

Updated Jun 25, 2019 · 624 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 29 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."

Quiet over the town

Chapter 2

Updated Jun 25, 2019 · 1,128 words (5 minutes)

"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."

Sewing machine - Podolsk, Singer

Chapter 3

Updated Jul 2, 2019 · 1,806 words (7 minutes)

"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."

Chapter 4

Updated Jul 9, 2019 · 1,923 words (7 minutes)

"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."

Chapter 5

Updated Jul 16, 2019 · 2,965 words (11 minutes)

“Magnificent Person,” I echoed softly, my voice tight. “Yeah. That’s me.”

Testing photoshop, inspired by Michael Pistono.