Six Sentence Sunday, 15 January 2012 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

Rafe looked at her, and she knew perfectly well how that translated: What am I going to say? He doesn’t even know I exist. It wasn’t as if there were serious competition, as far as she could tell, because Apollo had already told his parents somewhat pompously that he was going to wait on anything romantic until he’d gotten a good start in his career. He’d said, “It’s not like things were back in the day.” By which he meant, he had career prospects but as a mere second-generation superhero he was going to have to put in a lot more work than those who had a slot guaranteed. Beulah Mae and Martin had gotten married right out of Superhero Academy, but that was because they already knew they’d found the one, and there was work to be done and they were a great team.

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14 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday, 15 January 2012 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

  1. Alix Cameron says:

    I am so loving this story. The idea of ‘back in the day’ and the second-genartion are really fantastic.

  2. Sue says:

    How relevant as always – yes this generation does have it more difficult than their parents, superheros or not. And the aspect of team work. All in perspective

  3. Monica Enderle Pierce says:

    Love that you’re addressing the mundane existence of superheroes. So much more interesting than the typical telling.

  4. Guilie says:

    Agree with Monica–so cool to get a pragmatic view on bigger-than-life characters. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love the Superhero Academy!

  6. Karysa Faire says:

    Interesting-this is the first I’ve read of your superhero academy and I love the premise. I like that the second-generation have to work harder for acceptance rather than have a slot guaranteed.

  7. This is so awesome. So different! Really love it.

  8. Very different. Sounds interesting. Nice six!

  9. It’s great to see how common place superheroes aare in this world. You packed a lot into these sentences. The fact that there’s an understood hierarchy is super neat.

  10. J.A. Beard says:

    I love the juxtaposition of the fantastic with the very practical concerns of about when to get married.

  11. Becca says:

    I love your use and manipulation of the subtext. The subtle world building with words like “second generation” and “Superhero Academy” tell me so much more than they would seem.

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