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On this week's installment of SWM’s SPOTLIGHT series: A gushing fan-boy, a review written as a recommendation and an interesting interpretation of “What people say about you is true”...
This week, I’ll talk about the story
"You Are Lucky" by OmniScribbler
This story is one of those I wish I was able to do. It is one of the stories I would point to if you ask me how to make a good story about ascension and It all boils down to what I will call accelerating escalation.
The story starts out with the main character, Alice, having shattered a statue of Buddha (booduh?), whereafter she has been cursed with “it [will] make people tell the truth to me”. Not understanding the implications of this fully, her friends lament she is usually friendlier than this, whereafter Alice’s demeanor changes.
The stage has been set and we can now scimt in the horizon where this is going and it is going to. Be. GLORIOUS!
It should probably be disclosed that this isn’t a “super” story but one about a literal ascending goddess and her (short) journey to omnipotent power.
As I said in the beginning, what makes this story really work for me is the way Alice changes: Her friends make a seemingly unimportant statement (“You’re like totally loaded?”) and that change then becomes the truth.
What makes this better is that as soon as Alice realizes what has happened, she sets her eyes on ultimate power…
She seems like a smart character that when she realizes what is happening, she sets out to achieve that ultimate power. She doesn't do it due to being evil (she became nicer earlier, remember?) she wants to do it since it is the ultimate conclusion.
To me, Omniscribble has made a “One-of-a-kind” story out of this one: The idea feels new, the concept is well executed and it just hits many of my sweet spots in a story for it’s genre.
If you are into Superwomen, this story might not exactly be for you but if you are more to the “Goddess” side of things then this story is right up your alley!