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August 15, 2018


Marcia Talley

I'd choose hearing, although you'd have to be able to tune in selectively or the cicadas in the summertime could drive you bonkers!

Elaine Viets

I definitely don't want to know the future, but I would like to know the past, Maggie.

Maggie Toussaint

Hi Everyone, I've been having some computer issues this morning, but I hope I've kicked the cyber-gremlins to the curb.Thanks for having me here!

Alan P.

I guess it would be awareness. I liked the first season of PSYCH and Sean's ability to see and use details.

Maggie Toussaint

I've often wondered what it would be like to have enhanced hearing. It would nice to not miss the things low-talkers said but as you say, it would have to have a channel selector or internal volume dial to keep from being overwhelming. If not, I guess we'd shake our head a lot like dogs do... So nice to connect with you here! Maggie

Maggie Toussaint

It's interesting that you are fascinated with the past. I never enjoyed the memorization part of history class, but I have always been fascinated by previous civilizations. Human nature being what it is, there's so much we can learn from how people managed in other times and places. No matter how much technology we have it all seems to come down to people getting along and meeting food and shelter needs for everyone. Maggie

Maggie Toussaint

Hi Alan,
I especially liked the first season of Psych as well. Most of the shows that have a little extra edge hold my attention and spark my imagination. The Ghost Whisperer, Lost, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Grimm, and more seem to be our culture's attempt to explain the unexplainable. The more we know the more we realize we know just enough to cause trouble. Thanks for your comment, Maggie

Jacqueline Seewald

I'd love to have my sense of hearing heightened. Nothing like a mystery with paranormal elements! Congrats on continuing this excellent series, Maggie.

Maggie Toussaint

Thanks for visiting, Jacquie. I just got a flicker from the past, when the Bionic Man heard something from far away and they used a stream of ever larger circles to designate that he could hear. You could be a Bionic Woman! So glad to connect with you here. Thanks again! Maggie

Storyteller Mary

I rather like the idea of knowing the TRUTH, as with Wonder Woman's lasso . . . then I wonder if I could really "handle the truth." Telekinesis might be useful, if on a large enough scale . . . weapons sixty feet under, food and medicines distributed to wherever needed. Yeah, it would be a heavy task, but worthy.

Maggie Toussaint

Hi StoryTeller Mary, I enjoyed your thought process from Truther to Telekinesis to right the wrongs of this world. You would truly be Wonder Woman. I applaud your sensibility! Thanks for visiting! Maggie

LK Hunsaker

I would choose vision. My hearing is already high-tuned to the point regular volume television and loud talkers make me cringe. But heightened vision would be nice for my art dabbling. :)

Just like Baxter's ability, there would always be downsides, I'm sure.

Maggie Toussaint

Hi LK, Extra crisp vision, both up close and long distance would be an awesome ability to have. You'd never have to search for glasses again if you had extrasensory vision. Good for you! Thanks for visiting Femmes Fatales! Maggie

Cheryl Pierson

I think being able to know the past would be so interesting, but also, depending on how MUCH you were allowed to know/experience it could be very painful, too. Seeing the future is not something I would want to do, so choosing between those two, I would want to be able to see the past. I miss my good vision! I used to have wonderful vision--now, not so much.

Great post, Maggie. I always enjoy your characters and the situations you figure out for them!

Nancy J. Cohen

I'd like to be able to see in the dark. Then it would be easier to see driving at night. I wouldn't want to know the future. And having more acute hearing could be too distracting.

Maggie Toussaint

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for stopping by and commenting. You bring up an interesting point about the volume of knowledge. In my series, my sleuth is always frustrated by how little knowledge is imparted at each encounter with a spirit. I hadn't really considered giving her an overdose of knowledge, but that would surely fry someone's synapses, so its a good thing I didn't! Seeing the past has its charms. I'd love to see how people coped without all of our modern conveniences, and there are several ancestors I'd love to meet. Again, thanks for stopping by Femmes. Appreciate the love! Maggie

Maggie Toussaint

Nancy, Thanks for coming over to Femmes Fatales and commenting on the blog post. Night vision is hard for me too now. I feel confident on my home turf, but elsewhere, not so much! I never appreciated why the family elders didn't like to be out at night, guess I always thought it was about early bedtimes but now I know its more to the tune of "what you can't see might hit you!" I wonder if having excellent night vision would make a person more sensitive to sunlight. Hmmm. Good point to ponder. I thank you again for the visit and the comment. You're a peach! Maggie

Morgan Mandel

I could definitely go for better hearing! By the way, your book sounds intriguing!

Maggie Toussaint

Hi Morgan, Thank you so much for stopping by my guest post at Femmes Fatales. I think enhanced hearing definitely has an upside! And thanks for being intrigued by Confound It. All the best, Maggie

Steph Burkhart

Great post, Maggie! You write cozy mysteries very well. I think would like vision I think. When I got pregnant with Joey, my 20/15 vision became 20/80 and I need glasses. I miss having "spot on" vision. Confound it! is going on my list!

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