Oh, the X-rays and blood tests are normal, and mostpeople have no reason to suspect I'm more than Iappear to be. But if I tell you to do something? Youdo it--no ifs, ands or buts.
I call my power the 'press.'
My name is Mercy Hollings, and if you think thathaving the power to control people makes my lifeeasy, you're dead wrong.
Because when I get angry, everyone around me is atrisk--Sukey, my friend who has frightening taste inmen; my clients, who, ironically, come to me for help;my neighbors, who regard me as a loner; and Sam, aman who wants to know my darkest secret.
I have hurt people in the past, and I don't want thatto happen again. But now a powerful stranger is threatening the new life that I've made for myself.