Oh no, not again
Yes, I’m afraid it is. Having written somewhat exhaustively on the subject of Power Girl, everyone’s favourite over-endowed superheroine here and here, I have gone one stage further in contributing to her degradation. I have committed fanfic upon her person.
That’s right, fanfic. That is to say, 12,000 (ish) words of cheerfully doom-laden prose purporting to be the first-person narrative of a young woman who finds herself in a hospital and not entirely certain as to who she is. She may be Kara Zor-L, or Karen Starr or Power Girl or one of a number of other individuals who appear to share her head with her. And then, her cousin, a Mr Kent, turns up and discharges her and takes her home for some unclear reason. And then, in a complex journey, she finally works out who she is.
The key thing about this is that it’s the narrative of someone with a rather childlike view on the world who just doesn’t comprehend her own powers, or how people work. She starts out probably psychotic, and by the end she’s developed into a raging psychopath and possibly worse. And yet she is still an innocent. So it’s a study in morbid psychology and, though I say so myself, rather subtle.
What I’m trying to say is, I think this is the best thing I’ve ever written, and it’s a big breakthrough for me in maturity as a writer. So I’d like to share it with you: