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


By Novae Caelum
Jun 25, 2019 · 19,304 words · 71 minutes

lone feather in warsaw

Photo by freestocks via Unsplash.

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.

11 Chapters

Chapter 1

Updated Jun 25, 2019 · 624 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 223 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) · 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."

Sewing machine - Podolsk, Singer

Chapter 3

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."

Chapter 4

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."

Chapter 5

Updated Jul 16, 2019 · 2,965 words (11 minutes) · 1 view

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

Testing photoshop, inspired by Michael Pistono.

Chapter 6

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."

There is not great talent without great will power.

Chapter 7

Updated Aug 6, 2019 · 2,091 words (8 minutes) · 3 views

"'I’m a monster,' I whispered. I’d never said it out loud."

I have to stay in hotel rooms sometimes. Boring most of the times, but liked this one :)

Chapter 8

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.”


Chapter 9

Updated Sep 3, 2019 · 1,732 words (7 minutes) · 3 views

"I want you to live in this world without fear of your power. There’s nothing worse than to fear your own power."

Venice. The city of mirrors, the city of mirages.

Chapter 10

Updated Sep 16, 2019 · 2,217 words (9 minutes) · 3 views

“'So, this is definitely a shape-shifter thing.'”

Chapter 11

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."

I was walking around a field, i found this feather on the ground and there was the right light.