I Can Be a Hero Too

“I Can Be a Hero Too” was published in Daily Science Fiction on Tuesday, March 9.

Daddy fingers the sturdy laces on the seven-league boots like he used to finger Mama’s rough, black hair. Like gold strands. Priceless.

Click here to read the full story.

I’ve long wondered about the background characters in long-told stories like Beowulf. What lives did they lead? Did people mourn them if they died?

From the founding moments of my country, a whole group of people were relegated to the role of the background character. They lived, died, and history’s eye was turned elsewhere. What stories of heroism have been lost because they weren’t considered important? I wish we knew, and I hope history is paying attention now.

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