Alphas and Omegas Book One
Michael is just an ordinary, average, normal, every day middle schooler in the perfect town of Lincolnshire, a town that happens to have more superheroes per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. What could possibly go wrong, surrounded by so many people capable of destroying the town with a snap of their fingers?
One person in a million goes Active and gets super powers, but not in this town. In this town it’s more like one in five.
Once free of schoolyard bullying, 7th grade Michael finds himself surrounded by a cascade of emerging super people, in situations that could get him killed. Or worse. The more he learns, the stranger the town seems. And the more tangled up he gets, in a sinister plot to destroy the entire city.
Excerpt from Super Nobody
“I’ll answer everything I can,” Springfield replied.
“Okay,” he said. “What happened to Trent?”
“Hm, a good place to start. Well, some people in the world go Active. It’s a difficult process figuring out who, but it usually happens starting at age thirteen, up to around twenty. One time a twenty-three year old man went Active, but we’ve never heard of anyone older than that. Predicting it isn’t an exact science, at all.”
“How many people go Active?”
“Maybe one in a million,” he said. “Maybe a few more, but a lot of times they’re in terrible situations. Some die. Others go totally crazy. So right now, with eight and a half billion people on the planet, we think there might be eighty five hundred. Less than ten thousand for sure.”
“Wait a second!” he cried. “The gym was fixed! You went through the wall. You lived!”
“I’m an Active,” Springfield said.
“Surrounded by a force field. Go ahead, throw something at me.”
Springfield took the nameplate, tossed it into the air, and it bounced off a place about three inches from his head. There was a crackling sound, like someone bunching together a cheap plastic bag. Michael found himself speechless.
“Yeah,” he grinned. “Pretty awesome right?”
“Right, the gym. We have a few Actives in our program here.”
Program, what program? Michael’s mind was filling with more questions.
“How many Actives?”
“Somewhere around a hundred.”
“WHAT?” he shouted. The math sizzled through his brain like a lightning bolt. That meant there should be a hundred million people in the area, and he knew there were maybe five thousand people in the entire town.