7 Signs You’re a Destined Hero

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The title is pretty self-explanatory.  Still, I should say something . . . Buy Crossing Bedlam for 99 cents because it has NOTHING to do with destiny.

  1. You get the feeling you’re being watched.  Not by anyone around you or anything in the shadows.  The laptop webcam has been covered by duct tape and the shades are drawn too.  Still, you can’t get over the idea that there is a large crowd of people watching your every move.  (If you’re on an HBO show then this includes bathing.)
  2. There is a strange mark on your body that is either easily covered or people ignore it unless it’s the focal point of an event.  You’re not sure where the thing came from or why getting laser surgery always results in the machine exploding.  The mark itches whenever you go near certain areas like libraries, graveyards, warehouses, or that one door in your high school locker room.  There’s also that old guy in a robe that is repeatedly pointing at the thing and making spooky noises.
  3. Demons wiped out your family on your birthday.  This is not a subtle sign, especially since they did it before you got to eat your cake.  As if every chosen hero has to avoid sugar and carbs?
  4. You have a reoccurring dream that involves an unknown symbol, the voice of a god, and a flash of light at the end.  Some nights there are shadows in there to attack you or other times an unfamiliar object that you strongly desire.  The only thing you do know is that a deity is getting a kick to the nuts for destroying your sleep pattern.  You’re failing mathematics because of grogginess . . . at least that’s what you’re telling the teacher, principal, and your parents.
  5. At some point in your life, you learned some type of combat.  Learned is stretching the term too because you’re naturally good at this.  The whole thing comes disturbingly easy and you’re repeatedly told that nobody has ever mastered this skill so quickly.  At least until your destiny calls for a mistake or the gods want a chuckle.  Then, you trip over your own foot, roll blindly across the floor, and take out an entire cheerleader squad.
  6. The horrible state of the world doesn’t phase you.  Not in an apathetic or submissive way like most people.  There is a sense that the end is near and you will have a hand in it’s arrival.  As long as the inevitable mentor doesn’t catch you on a day when you don’t care about other people.  It’s also possible that you might sleep late and miss whatever event was designed to trigger your destiny.
  7. A god shows up and tells you.  Not subtle, but less traumatic than your family becoming a demonic buffet.  Though not by much.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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17 Responses to 7 Signs You’re a Destined Hero

  1. Another good one. You’ve had some great stuff on here lately. Maybe changing the routine was a good thing. I liked the old slots, but may have been the only player on questions three.


    • I think it was only a handful of people who liked the questions near the end. This does leave Thursdays open. I considered doing the ‘7 Signs’ stuff as the replacement since those tend to go over well. Though, I don’t want to drive that into the ground. Hate having a gap and no idea how to fill it.

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      • Until the radio bit, I typically skipped Tuesdays and Thursdays. I’d like to keep the Thursday thing going, but it may become more sporadic. I may never be a “big” blogger, but skipping a day here and there feels okay for me. Outside the radio gig, there is no planning on what I might post. I admire those who can do a specific weekday post, it’s just not for me.


      • I think 3 years of never missing a day has made it tough for me to skip unless I’m physically away for a while. Otherwise, I keep wandering back to the blog where no activity is happening.

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      • That’s pretty amazing, actually. I’ve considered trimming mine to three days a week, but I can’t do it. While not the same, I understand how you feel.


      • I considered that too. Didn’t even make it beyond the planning stages. I have taken the occasional weekend day off though. Usually too busy to do much on the blog those days anyway.

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  2. jowensauthor says:

    Reblogged this on Jeanne Owens, author and commented:
    Being a destined hero sure isn’t easy, is it?


  3. Certainly liked these. Good job.


  4. Thank you, I always thought something was odd with me, but I kept making excuses, such as:
    1. There is a secret government agency that is spying on me, maybe they know I’m going to be a hero?
    2. It’s not a strange mark, I just dozed off while eating a chocolate chip cookie… Or so I’ve been told everyday for my whole life.
    3. Demons did wipe out my family, but it was just a tv show shooting a scene, at least until it went bad…
    4. I really need to stop eating a pizza, six tacos, a dozen doughnuts and a pan of fudge right before bed.
    5. I’ve mastered the rare art of sleep combat, I’ve been told that no one had managed to weaponize snoring in over a thousand years.
    6. I’ve always known that when the time was right, I’d be called on to save the world… Or maybe I heard it in a dream…
    7. It didn’t say that it was a god, sure, the flinging of lightning and creating a new kind of frog out of thin air did sort of make me think it might have been a god, but he looked more like a wizard, what with the long grey beard, pointy hat and glowing staff… I think he was at that fateful birthday party of mine to, come to think of it.

    I’d better get back to practicing my sleeping for when I have to be a hero.


  5. Bookwraiths says:

    LOL at #2. Machine keeps exploding indeed. 🙂


  6. Anonymous says:

    Only the subtle ones apply to me


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