Rita Walker (Blog Eighteen): By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris
Neil Degrasse Tyson had an interview with Joe Rogan in which he explained the dangers of transferring enough energy through the air to run devices.
She bites her lower lip and taps her right foot as the phone rings.
“Hello,” a melodic deep voice answers.
“Hi,” she replies as she tries to hide the shakiness in her voice. “Tonight is still good?”
“Yes,” Marlo replies.
“We’ll meet at the Oakhill Cemetery at 9 p.m.”
“Okay, see you then, bye.”
“Bye,” he replies.
She turns off her cell and clips a miniature camera onto the crown of her hair.
It’s still daylight as she drives through Brant Conservation Area to get to the cemetery. She slows down when she sees Kanayago facing off against a much taller girl. Mesmerized by the sight she pulls over. That’s when she notices a light layer of snow covering the ground and a chill in the air. The taller girl is holding a candle in the palm of her hand and with a point of her finger lighting the wick than with a snap of her fingers extinguishing it. Meanwhile, Kanayago is holding a fork. With a point of her finger the fork bends than straightens. Kanayago is laughing.
Rita desperately glances around. She breathes easier when she doesn’t see anyone. Some things aren’t meant for the common public to see. Angrily she honks her car’s horn. The girls glance her way then scatter into the trees.
As she pulls into the cemeteries parking lot she takes in deep gulps of air. Next class she’ll have to explain to Kanayago the dangers of using her powers when others can see, and find out who the girl that belongs to Rae is. The energy frequency emitted through the air to manipulate particles to cause a flame to occur or metal to bend could seriously damage anything in-between. There’s a reason wires are still used to power devices from hairdryers to stoves. That much energy sent through the air could melt an object or severely hurt or kill a living creature.
Rita walks to the edge of the cemetery where a giant oak tree grows. This is where she’ll meet Marlo.