OK! I'm not sure why "Little Hawk" is in the anthology. The story is set on a planet other than Earth and seems to have nothing to do with The Twin Cities. I'm a fan of Erica Lindquist & Aron Christensen's writing, but it seems, well, out of place.
Anyway, the story is good. It reminds me of The Karate Kid. The title character is bullied by bigger kids until he decides to get revenge. However, before he does something stupid, like join a rival gang, an elderly martial arts expert helps put Little Hawk on a more honorable path.
What I like about this writing duo is their character work. They take the time to engage readers with lovable people. Readers can clearly empathize with Little Hawk and his mother. I wanted Little Hawk to fight back and win.
Despite the lack of synergy with The Twin Cities theme, the story is well worth reading.
Yup! I have a story in Cifiscape Vol II. I'm just trying to get the word out about the anthology.