Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nice To Matter - by Lincoln Crisler - The making of a superhero sidekick

4 of 5 Stars

Been hearing a lot of nice things about a recent anthology Corrupts Absolutely? edited by Lincoln Crisler.  Haven't read it yet, but I definitely plan on doing so.

When I saw Lincoln had a free short for the Kindle, I decided to check it out.

It's a quick read about how Natasha Fox, teenage runaway, goes from being a hooker to a genuine superhero sidekick.

The story covers a lot of ground in a short amount of space, but hey, that's why it's called a short story, right?

The superhero is known as Top Cop and he got his powers as the result of a containment failure at an industrial plant.  He can fly short distances, catch a speeding car, take automatic rifle fire to the chest, and even lift a packed city bus over his head.

The story is about how Natasha goes from working the streets for Big Dom to fighting crime as the Black Streak, Top Cop's sidekick, and the unlikely way she winds up with super powers of her own.

Lincoln had originally written this piece for inclusion in Corrupts Absolutely? but decided to not use a work of his own in the anthology.  If this is a sample of what didn't get in, I'm really excited to see what did.

Nice To Matter is FREE through Friday, July 13th, at and like just .99 cents after that.  It's worth it either way.  Enjoy!

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