The main character in my story Miasma has magic. He tries not to use it because it often causes more problems than it’s worth. Bad if people witness it, given that comes with armed people wanting to kill him. And bad if it messes things up, which is most of the time.
But some of the fun above is thinking about what I would do if I had magic. Sometimes I’m standing in line at the grocery store, thinking ‘What if the store gets held up while I’m here?’ Then that plays out, not with me turning into action girl — despite liking to read and write action novels, I’m more likely to fall in a foxhole than dive in one. So if I had magic, I’d keep low behind something, probably one of those annoying middle aisle displays and wait for an opportunity. Then zap! Crispy bad guys!
If you had magic, what would you do with it?