Thursday, July 26, 2012
ESP and fantasy
When writing my YA fantasies, I've found I tend to look at paranormal abilities when casting my characters. I've maade use of the twin bond and expanded it to include telepathy so that not only can the twins in the Affinities Series ( formerly the Henge Betrayed) series can sense problems with their twins but can speak to them via telepathy. Paranormal has always fascinated me so I've also used other elements in my stories such as Pyrokenetics. That's the ability to set fires. There are stories when this is used in a bad way, but for my characters, this gives them the ability to start the campfire with little trouble and to use this for lighting their way in dark places. I've also given several characters the ability to control animals through the thought process.
While these kind of talents are considered psuedoscience, I've often considered acharacter having clairvoyance and able to glean things happening at a distance. To me exploring these talents gives me a springboard for developing a story line. Teleporting has been used by other authors to speculate about moving objects.
What about you do you find the idea of extrasensory perception a fascinating way to develop characters with abilities. Much of the talents I develop in my young characters have to do with their Sun sign abilities. Of all of these telepathy is my favorite one to use. Eventually I'll use them all.