Genre: MG Sci-Fi
A daydreaming Jimmy Ranfaz is heralded as the saviour of Ulfitron. But when he bombs out of super-power training, a journey to discover his true potential leads him to a chilling revelation: he’s the villain reincarnated.
The heroics of J-Man and the bashing of the three-headed villains was interrupted by an innocuous text message.
Jimmy flicked open the text from Aaron. It’s out. Check the website.
He didn’t even need to check the website. J-Man’s kryptonite had arrived; a whole planet load of it.
“Just one A!” His father’s voice boomed through the house.
Jimmy cursed the invention of computers, the internet and especially the wise chap who’d thought of publishing term results on the school website.
“Get down here this instant, Jimmy,” roared his father.
Jimmy drudged out of his room. The lecture was a bi-annual fixture. What surprised him was how fast his Dad noticed that results were out. The last record stood at an entire two minutes and three seconds. Sadly, now it stood shattered thanks to Dad’s super-power of sensing when term-results were due.
As he reached the first landing, he found his dad pacing up and down the hall, fuming like a pitbull whose favourite chew-toy had vanished. He stopped when he caught sight of Jimmy and glowered.
“What is the meaning of this?” he waved a sheet of paper.
Great! He’s already got a print-out.
“When I was your age…”
“…I got straight A’s with my eyes closed.” Jimmy mumbled the rest of the sentence.
The rest of the lecture pretty much went the tried and tested route and J-Man’s had blasted off to another nebula in his head, till his brain registered the words ‘…or you are grounded.’