Once upon a time, Lisa and Adrienne worked for the same alternative newsweekly. Now, both spend their respective lives mining their creative souls and leading hermit-like lives. And so an idea was hatched. Every week, one would send the other a sketch—either in illustration or word form—and the other would make a companion to the sketch. The result would be posted on both their blogs every week, just for grins. Even if the result isn't award-worthy, the exercise makes both minds more nimble. Hopefully.
I used to think that teleportation would be the best superpower to have, if you can call being able to deconstruct and reassemble your molecules a superpower. Which I do. Because it would be super.
While I still think that would be cool, I would now greatly prefer to be in charge of rain. Not really a superpower by traditional definitions. But, again, think beyond that box.
If I could make it rain - the actual definition, not the strip club connotation - I’d always be the hero. Texas needs rain? No problem. Need water in the desert? I’m on it. And if I could stop the rain, too, which I’m assuming I could, all of the flood ravaged bits would have time to clean up before the next round.
Frankly, I’d be the most powerful person on the planet. Water, both its lack and excess, is a stronger force than oil.
Besides, the costume alone would be fabulous.
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.