Any bereaved parent will tell you that as soon as your child dies you get gifted with a range of magical powers.
Chief among these new found skills is THE POWER TO MAKE PEOPLE DISAPPEAR.
This power manifests itself in a couple of ways. For example, a friend or acquaintance you haven’t heard from since your new life landed on you drops an email asking you how things are, among other pleasantries.
You think to yourself, “well my friend, you asked so I’ll tell” so you inform them in gentle terms that things aren’t fantastic because such and such has happened. You might mention that it’s great to hear from them as you need people to stay in touch.
You press send and ***Poof*** the spell is cast.
Shortly after this you may or may not get a mail saying “I’m so sorry, I can’t imagine what that must be like”….and after that, silence.
The magic has worked, the person is gone, possibly never to be heard or seen again.
The spell is not wholly reliable though, and you never can tell who’s susceptible and who’s not. The results can be surprising.
Next week we’ll discuss “THE POWER TO RENDER ELEPHANTS IN ROOMS INVISIBLE”.