“A School Report on My Great-Grandad, a Retired Superhero” in Triangulation: Lost Voices

I’m very happy to announce that my story “A School Report on My Great-Grandad, a Retired Superhero” appears in the latest Triangulation anthology, Lost Voices.

Edited by Jamie Lackey, the anthology also features stories by B.C. Matthews, Alexandra Grunberg, H.L. Fullerton, Rebecca Harwell, Melissa Mead, Jennifer Crow, Joann Oh, Erin Cole, Anita Dolman, Sue Burke, Sean Jones, Michael Nayak, J.J. Roth, Vincent Baverso, Kathryn Yelinek, Jon Michael Kelley, Leigh Harlan, John Walters, Paul Abbamondi and Frank Oreto.

Triangulation: Lost Voices

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Experience twenty-one separate visions of what a lost voice sounds like, from a silenced voice inside your head to the screaming of a long-dead alien species careening through space. Within these pages, you’ll find superheroes and ghosts, living statues and vengeful rabbits, polar bears and sailing ships.

Will you listen to our lost voices?

Contents

“Loss of a Second” by B.C. Mathews
“Passing Through” by Alexandra Grunberg
“A School Report on My Great-Grandad, a Retired Superhero” by Karl El-Koura
“The First and Second Offerings” by H.L. Fullerton
“The Bear-Woman of the North” by Rebecca Harwell
“Sea Queen, Sailor Queen” by Melissa Mead
“Wandering Swallows” by Jennifer Crow
“Moving Metal” by Joann Oh
“Not All Their Own” by Erin Cole
“The Dragoon of the Order of Montesa, or the Proper Assessment of History” by Nilo María Fabra and translated by Sue Burke
“The Frykstadbanan” by Michael Nayak
“By Way of Answer” by Sean Jones
“Matryoshka” by J.J. Roth
“Pacific Standard” by Anita Dolman
“Empty Reception” by Vincent Baverso
“Offering” by Kathryn Yelinek
“The Ghost of Arriscado Basin” by Jon Michael Kelley
“Nature Could Not With His Art Compare” by Leigh Harlen
“Aurora Borealis” by John Walters
“Opportune” by Paul Abbamondi
“Love at the End of the World” by Frank Oreto

“A School Report on My Great-Grandad, a Retired Superhero” (sample)

This is my report on my great-grandad, submitted to Ms. Gellick, a sixth grade English teacher at All Saints Elementary in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Earth.

My great-grandad’s name is Sam Twyson and he is one hundred and seventy years old. I don’t have a great-grandma because my great-grandad never married and wasn’t able to have his own children. My great-grandad adopted my grandad in 2115, to celebrate his one-hundredth birthday.

I chose to write my report on him because my great-grandad is interesting and because my dad says I do not spend enough time with him.

My thesis statement is that I don’t spend enough time with my great-grandad because although he is a very interesting person, everything interesting has already happened to him and he tells a lot of stories and repeats them. As a young person, I like to have interesting experiences and not just hear about them. Part of my thesis statement is also that I don’t spend a lot of time with my great-grandad because he does not like leaving his home (like many old people in my experience).

Purchase your copy of Lost Voices to read this and other interesting stories.

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Karl El-Koura was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and currently lives with his beautiful editor-wife in Canada’s capital city. More than sixty of his short stories and articles have been published in magazines since 1998, and in 2012 he independently published his debut novel Father John VS the Zombies.

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