Short Stories 366:322 — “Roger That, Team Rusty,” by Eytan Bernstein

Okay, if you don't think it's possible for a superhero short story to be adorable but also affecting and, at the same time, really cute, then may I point you in the direction of Powered Up! An Earth Prime Anthology and Eytan Bernstein's story about Kid Robot? Because... Aww! Seriously. This is so adorable. Taking … Continue reading Short Stories 366:322 — “Roger That, Team Rusty,” by Eytan Bernstein

Short Stories 366:315 — “Before They Knew Him,” by Richard Lee Byers

Back to the Mutants & Masterminds world today with another story from Powered Up! An Earth Prime Anthology. This time, we get a story featuring Dr. Metropolis, which is a character oft-referenced in the TTPRG rulebook, and a kind of sentient being birthed out of a city itself. He's the living embodiment of Freedom City, … Continue reading Short Stories 366:315 — “Before They Knew Him,” by Richard Lee Byers

Short Stories 366:308 — “New Girls,” by Crystal Frasier

Okay, so it's likely no secret that during the pandemic here I fell happily into a Mutants & Masterminds hole. It's a superhero role-playing game from Green Ronin Press, and the joy of it is in the flexibility: you can make pretty much any character you can think of. But the "default" setting of the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:308 — “New Girls,” by Crystal Frasier

Short Stories 366:296 — “Kill Me Baby, One More Time,” by Michael Matheson

A second superhero story during my attempt to talk horror/darker fictions during October? What? Have I lost the plot? Nope! Okay, this is the first time (of many, I'm sure) I'll be visiting Powered Up!: An Earth Prime Anthology, which is a collection of short fiction based in the Mutants and Masterminds tabletop RPG universe … Continue reading Short Stories 366:296 — “Kill Me Baby, One More Time,” by Michael Matheson