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This book will take you on the journey from life on earth to the afterlife in heaven. The main character, Vincent, will discover new things about himself, his superpowers, and what it means to be a hero. There will be many twists and turns that will keep children, readers, and listeners wanting more. Enjoy!
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Earth to a Hero
By Rahi Jones, Joshua Allen
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2016 Rahi Jones
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Earth to a Hero
"Ah-h-h!" cried ten-year-old Vincent, letting out a sob that he bravely tried to hold back.
What just happened? he wondered. Did I die?
Heyyy called Vincent ... I'm up here!!! But I'm down there too.
Confused he thought, This feels funny. "I'm floating up in the air. I can't feel my body ... this is so weird!"
Vincent patted himself, trying to feel his body, but there was only air.
"My ball!" he shouted. "Where's my ball?" He looked all around for it. "Oh, there it is," he said, spotting it on the stretcher be- low.
Where am I going? Vincent wondered. The people down there are getting so small.
"Mommy ... Daddy ..." Vincent called out, and then his voice faded out.
Up and up and up he went, higher and higher in the sky. Suddenly, his eyes opened. "Whoa! Cool!" exclaimed Vincent.
"Vincent!" a loud voice said.
"Who's that?" Vincent asked, looking around in every direction.
"You are safe here with me," the Voice said.
"But where am I?" Vincent looked for his ball again, but he couldn't find it this time. "Where's my ball? I'm ready to go back home."
"You were hit by a truck near your school," the Voice explained.
"I was? But I feel fine," Vincent said. "I feel great!"
"That's good, Vincent. Very good," the Voice said. "I'm glad you feel great. You saved a little girl's life. That was a brave and courageous thing you did."
"I did?" Vincent asked in disbelief. "Really? I saved someone's life?" He felt proud and happy, but also confused. "I kind of remember ... but ... not exactly." He wondered if he was just imagining all this, just dreaming. But it seemed so real.
"Yes, you did, Vincent!" the Voice said. "You were brave, and you did a great thing."
"Wow! That's great!" Vincent said, his pride and happiness growing even stronger, and the confusion fading away.
"You are going to be a superhero now, Vincent," the Voice said. "You will have Special Mind Powers. That means that your mind will have the power to see into the future and all over the world."
"I'm gonna have Special Mind Powers?" Vincent asked, repeating what the Voice had promised. He felt somewhat doubtful.
"Yes, you will," the Voice said. "You will also be able to see when a child is being bullied or is in some other trouble, and as a superhero, you will be able to snap into action so you can help. You'll be able to form your body into different shapes and things. You will be stronger than 100 men. And among those things you will be as fast as the speed of light."
Vincent smiled. "Wow! I'll be that strong and that fast?"
"Yes, you will," the Voice said.
"But what's the speed of light?" asked Vincent.
"Don't worry!" the Voice said. "You'll see."
Vincent just nodded.
"But first you will have to be tested, Vincent, just to make sure you are ready to save lives," the Voice said.
"Yes, sir!" Vincent said firmly, with his chin up and his shoulders back.
Vincent imagined himself doing the same thing. He would be a superhero, saving the people who needed his help, wherever they might be.
"All right, then, let's begin," the Voice said.
As the Voice spoke, Vincent's muscles began to grow. He grew about a foot taller. His arms and neck got thicker. His legs became very muscular, and his feet grew very large as well. His chest and shoulders broadened.
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