Gifted

A 4-post collection

Challenge #03193-H284: To Hear Them Singing

A hearing impaired human, now with implants to allow her some ability to hear, but is also telepathic, has saved up to purchase a ship and start their own business. She ends up finding a ship for sale and, while touring it, hears a familiar 'voice'. She buys the ship on the stop and joyfully reunites with her old friend.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-02621-g064-reach-out-and -- Anon Guest

This is space, nobody can hear you scream without special equipment. There's not a lot that can conduct anything. If you are unlucky enough to encounter space as you are, you will boil before you freeze.

For Human Joi, the silence of a livesuit was a silence she had known all her life. She had only ever heard speech by close contact. People literally putting their heads to hers and shouting VERY CLEARLY. For that, they called her broken. The world she was born on treated her as less than human at the best of times, and worse even than that when they found out.

Joi could not talk. Her vocal chords were non-functional. They called her names she could not hear and made sure to be cruel to her. Her world did not miss her, and shipped her out with the rest of the living garbage in a box with dubious merits. That was then. Now? She had the stars.

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Challenge #02864-G307: Aaw But They Look So Cute

My name? Not important. I'm a Xenobiologist. But some people know about my family. Sure our name's changed over the years, thankfully, but you can see old movies about them sometimes. I was born with an unusual gift. I can talk to animals. No, I'm not crazy, yes this has been very thoroughly been tested even with telepaths. I can talk to animals and they can understand me, and I can understand them. How is this possible? Good question, we never did

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Challenge #01727-D266: Special Needs

The concept is fairly vanilla. Not so very long ago historically, say a generation or three, people started occasionally randomly developing superhuman abilities. But the twist was that it was in a world with no assumed behavior of putting on tights and fighting crime. So for the most part, powers are more of an embarrassing social condition, roughly between genital herpes and Tourette's Syndrome, depending on the ability in question.

But who is to say a new ability will automatically be cool?

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Challenge #01032-B300: Cursed Blessing

"Maybe we all have little magics, the kind that you don’t realize you have. Just tiny things that make your life slightly better but are completely unnoticed on the outside."

http://akai-kaede.tumblr.com/post/132171243204 -- Anon Guest

They call it the Quirk. It's nothing big. Sometimes, people notice. Sometimes, it remains ignored by all but that special someone who loves everything about you.

And it's only recently that it's become common knowledge. My co-worker at the Bargain Barn? Freaking

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