David J. Schwartz’s novel Superpowers was a Nebula Award nominee and his short fiction has appeared in Fantasy: The Year’s Best, The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology Paper Cities. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, which would defy your expectations as much as anywhere else. You can find him on Twitter @snurri.
I didn’t recognize Eddie at first. He got on the train at Division, sat down opposite me, and every time I glanced up from my book he was staring at me. He wore a trench coat over a bluish gray polo shirt and khakis. Sweat stood out on his brow.