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Superheroes Are Boring

Give me an everyday hero any day!

I’ve sometimes wondered why movies about superheroes bore me so much.

Then, Eureka! I realized the answer!

Super heroes nearly always win every fight they engage in. . .with their (yawn) super powers. So much for suspense. Or genuine courage, for that matter.



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.