He called himself The Mutagenator. In reality he was Dave Smith from Maroochydore, but no one needed to know that. The Mutagenator was a superhero who caused genetic mutations, mainly in people he didn’t like.
So far, Dave, aka The Mutagenator had caused his sister to grow a wart the size of her thumb. No Doctor had been able to remove it successfully, it always grew back.
Then Toby, the school bully, had developed this mysterious condition where he lost coordination whenever he tried to speak. This meant that he couldn’t verbally abuse someone and stand up or walk at the same time. He collapsed in a heap. He’d been home from school for the past week.
Feeling flushed with success The Mutagenator turned his thoughts to Great Aunt Helen. She was the bane of his young life. She’d come to live with them when he was four and she was eighty-four. Three years on she still occupied his bedroom whilst he slept on the couch. His things were kept in the garage.
Thumbing through his science book he pondered genetic mutations and his new found abilities. Great Aunt Helen would be his final test. If she grew a tail or an extra limb he would know The Mutagenator was for real. He happily set about his task.
Part way through the night he was awoken by lights and movement, strangers in the house. His mother told him it was very sad, but not unexpected, his Great Aunt Helen had passed away. He watched as she was taken away on a stretcher convinced he saw a glimpse of a tail peeking out from underneath the covers. Wow! He really was The Mutagenator.
After the room was cleaned and redecorated Dave claimed it back as his bedroom. All his toys and books came in from the garage. There was even room in the corner for his very own Science Laboratory.
Copyright April 2013