Several minutes later, Maria Worthington slowly gained consciousness.
Three seconds later, she lost it again.
This went on for about an hour.
When she finally decided to remain conscious, she phoned the emergency services and they in-turn called the tabloids.
By lunch time the following day, Yorkshire’s laziest teenager was a celebrity.
This is the reason why:
Colin was indeed a dreamer, as his mother claimed repeatedly. He was an avid reader of superhero comics since the day he could connect words into sentences.
He had watched every superhero, fantasy, science fiction film ever made. Even the ones that made The Power Rangers look good.
He dreamt of one day finding out that he might have a superpower.
He practiced trying to move things with his mind every day.
Although, the only thing he found himself able to move was himself to frustrated tears.