It turns out that I write about my super powers quite often.
First there was a post about my actual super hero persona: Mr. Indestructible.
I cannot be killed (having been brought back from death twice already) nor have I ever bruised, and I have not vomited since 1983, yet I tend to be hurt all the time. Golfer’s elbow. Bad knees. Separated shoulders. Frequent concussions.
Strength and weakness tied together. The classic superhero motif.
Then there were posts about some of my lesser super powers:
My ability to wake up in the middle of the night and accurately state the time within fifteen minutes of the actual time, and oftentimes much more accurately than that.
For a short period of time, I actually tried to bring a few of my friends together with similarly questionable super powers in order to form a band of super heroes.
At the time, I thought that if Elysha had wanted to join our team, she might use her ability to identify any song after listening to it for three seconds or less as her super power, but it turns out that she has a more legitimate and equally useless super power:
Her sense of smell is superior to any human being on the planet.
Unfortunately, this is the worst of the five senses to possess in super quantities. As far as I can tell, this super power only allows her to smell the dog or similarly distasteful scents when no one else can.
Unless your sense of smell is superior enough to sniff out the chemical components of a bomb at an airport, a super sense of smell is an atrocious power to have.
It prevents you from sitting in the train car with the restroom.
It causes you to smell the dead skunk on the road for considerably longer than anyone else in the car.
And yes, it allows you to smell the dog when no one in the house can smell her unless she is in your lap.
On a positive note, her super power fits the classic motif of combining a super power with an associated weakness.
Now all I need is a name for her super heroine persona and she can be on the team. Suggestions?