Random day #2! Whoo hoo! Happy Thursday.
This is a story I actually submitted to… hrm. Many, many magazines, back in the late nineties. Most were simply uninterested. One, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, was interested — or so the rejection letter claimed — but they’d bought a story with almost the same premise less than three weeks before. (A story I now assume was written by Mike Resnick, as I’ve seen reference to a story of his from that era that sounds a lot like this one.)
I’ve thought about updating it (and correcting a few dumb medical errors) and resubmitting it places, but meh.
Technically, this would be a Justice Wing story, though it’s as much Superguy as anything else.
Enjoy “On Call.”