Some time ago, I submitted a story about a retired superhero to a specific market and it was picked up for publication in their anthology titled, “We Were Heroes”. Shortly after that, they accepted a second story for the same anthology.
The first story, titled, Everything Breaks Down, Even the Jackhammer is a tale of self-loathing and forgiveness on a personal level. It tells the story of Jackhammer, a powerhouse hero, who has come out of retirement to be a witness at the execution of a metacriminal.
The second, a first-person slice of life seen through the eyes of a man once godlike in his power but now drained of most of it. Forgotten but Not Gone tells the story of Quasar as he attempts to soldier on in a world where nothing fits any more for a man who tries to hold on to some kind of code.
Both of them will be featured along with more than a dozen other stories (one of them from a personal favorite author of mine – Frank Byrns) when the book hits the shelf February 29, 2016. You can pre-order the anthology now at the Martinus Publishing website, and you can see the full contents list HERE.
Expect more shameless self-promotion as the date draws near!