June 15th, 2009

spring

Rescuing Superhero Girl

Today's fiction on Fantasy Magazine is Superhero Girl by Jessica Lee. I actually fished this from the to-be-rejected pile because the title intrigued me, read it, and decided we should publish it - which goes to prove the power of a good title.

Like Elena Gleason's Erased, another story that Fantasy Magazine readers loved, the story works at two levels. Superficially, Erased is about someone's boyfriend becoming invisible. At the heart of it, though, Erased is about what happens when one person vanishes from a relationship. I'll leave it to you to figure out the layers of Superhero Girl.