It's a working title. And the POV character isn't even the "villain"; she's the villain's BFF.
After writing a story about a vampire who's scared witless of his own meals, the next logical step, obviously, was to write a story about a supervillain who's a silly junior high girl. (Well, okay, at the time of the story they're in ninth grade. Close enough.) The story actually starts some months after the girl with the powers had her stint as a villain; she got powers the summer before 8th grade, used them For Evil sometime during the school year, and has been in juvie since then and now regrets her actions greatly, when she finally gets to return to the normal world just in time to start ninth grade. You know how there are a lot of kids who make one mistake that they wish they could undo for the rest of their lives? Mistakes like get hooked on drugs, have unprotected sex and get pregnant/AIDS, skip school and fail classes in order to be with the boy/girlfriend? This kid's one mistake culminated with an official declaration of a state of emergency in her city.
When she comes back to school, her best friend's first big concern is about whether or not being a villain made her go emo.
These are the first 500-ish words in the story, and I'm not sure I like how it's going. I didn't want to jump into backstory right away (hence there's no explanation yet for what exactly her power is). But here's what I've got so far, and lemme know what you think. The story's about a couple of barely-teen girls which means they've got the dumb immature melodrama issues that comes with the age group, but the gossipy drama's not what the story's about and I can't let them get mired down in that. Plus, that'd be boring.( I Was A Teenage SupervillainessCollapse )