Being sixteen sucks enough already, but for teen super hero ‘Short Circuit’ there are bigger problems, like the fact she has to electrocute herself daily to charge up for combat yet always seems to run out in the heat of battle. Is a teenager with defective powers really capable of being a super hero?
Finalist in the Best Fantasy Short Fiction category of the 2013 Aurealis Awards.
Judges’ comments as per official judges’ report(pg 13): “This superhero-style short story was whimsical, playful, and delightfully more-ish. The panel was effectively unanimous in expressing the hope that there would be more stories forthcoming within this milieu.”
Short Circuit was also included in Twelfth Planet Press’s list of Years Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013.
You can check out the ‘stuff for fans’ page for this story here.