For Emma in Twilight Magic, the decision wasn't hard. I already had a scene in mind where she sees Darian for the first time, and she recognizes him as the lover she'd once seen in a vision. All I needed to do was find out how visions work! I could have had Emma see Darian in a dream, but it seemed to me that dream visions were too easy (and too much like the TV show Medium). Crystal ball? No, too gypsy related. Peering into smooth-surfaced water held more appeal, and that way Emma could avoid the visions if she chose – and the reason why she chooses to avoid them appealed to me, too!
Finding Nicole's ability for Magic In His Kiss proved a bit more difficult. Since I'd used "sight" with Emma, I thought I should use "sound" with Nicole. Once I decided she needed to hear something or someone, the task became easier. Nicole is able to hear the voices of the dead, with the restriction that she only hears those spirits who haven't yet passed on to the afterlife. Such a spirit is her brother, who turns out to be a nasty pest!
All the while I was doing the research I wondered what it might be like to have a psychic ability. I dithered between thinking it might be fun, and being wary of finding out things I might not want to know. I've come to the conclusion that the one thing I would like to have is the ability to remember where I put something down. Like the cup of coffee I was carrying around, or the shoes I kicked off someplace, or the book I was reading, or my car keys.
What about you? If you could choose a talent or ability, what would it be?
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