Her parents were definitely old-school, what with naming their children after angels and Greek gods, and so were their old school-friends the Jacksons: really, Raphael Perseus and Artemis Anael. A. A. Brown. Way too many A’s, she thought, and that was what she had to get. It made a difference if they were A-pluses or just plain A’s. Beulah Mae and Martin had lived their entire school careers under the glare of publicity: would they live up to the Awesome Responsibility of Super Powers, or would they turn out to be the kind of no-accounts who ended up as Supervillains instead? Or would they get caught doing drugs and be expelled, or simply flunk out, and save the administration the trouble of kicking them out?
Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues is currently being revised for publication.