JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His blog can be found at jddehart.blogspot.com and his first chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is due Fall 2014. I wanted to be a hero and sat at the kitchen table, running my fingers over images of pulp figures. Rain had a bad habit of coming in around the metal back door of the old house. Days earlier, the porch had been pried off to be replaced. With a clap of sound, my father opened the door and went flying, returning ghost white, my mother frantic, a trickle of scarlet running down his leg.