We are putting the shine on Issue 6, so while you wait, please enjoy this story that’s…
Part detective story, part family drama, part superhero action, all fun: Annalee Flower Horne delivers the goods and a well-placed Hamilton reference.
The Indigo Ace and the High-Low Split
by Annalee Flower Horne
Izzie Benitez was halfway through her chemistry homework when the red phone rang. She barreled through the coat closet and slid down the banister into her dad’s secret lair to answer it. “Azure Ace’s line.”
“This is the Mayor,” said the mayor, as if anyone else ever called the red phone. “Tell the Ace he’s needed at the Gem Depository. There’s a theft in progress.”
Izzie pulled out her mobile and called her father’s encrypted line.
“Azure Ace,” he greeted, in a voice auto-tuned to booming.
“The mayor called. You’re wanted over at the Coaltown Gem Depository.”
“Are there giant robots at the Gem Depository? Rampaging towards Steel City?” Something exploded on his end of the line.
“No, just thieves.”
“I hope they enjoy their thieving, then.”
“Can I take it?”
“Is your homework done?”
“You suck at lying.”
“Mom lets me fight crime when I’m at her house.” Continue reading…