Black Jesus and Other Superheroes: Stories by Venita Blackburn:
The pitcher just struck out Esperanza, so right then redemption was up to me. I have the biggest legs of all the Lady Mantises. Daddy used to always say people here like it when you can do something special but not too special. Our town isn’t really small. We don’t have rolling hay fields or anything like that. It’s not big, either, though. Teenagers like me and T don’t have much going on; of course, there is more to do than go shopping and get pregnant. There’s softball.