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1999 Stories by Margery Gordon

Archives: 1999
  • Sci-Fi on the Hi-Fi

    published May 20, 1999

    In the radio station's control booth used for That Sci-Fi Show, Joey Reynolds, a George Costanza-like character, intently cues up The X-Files'... More >>

  • Give Us Your Huddled Masses... and We'll Throw 'em in a Cell

    published April 8, 1999

    Dora Garcia grimaces when she describes as "como muerte," like death, the nearly nine months she spent in a jail cell. The Mexican immigrant then... More >>

  • A Natural Alliance

    published March 25, 1999

    A rustle in the brush and the faint flap of wings send Jeff Palmer's finger to the trigger. As his prey perches on a fallen tree trunk and begins... More >>

  • The Art of Persuasion

    published March 11, 1999

    A paintbrush and paint tube meet to make an A, ballet slippers arch into an R, a bow crosses a violin to form a T, and a strip of film curls into... More >>

  • The Art of Neglect

    published February 18, 1999

    A dismembered flamingo lies on a plywood plank, a pink stump protruding from its underbelly. The ceramic creature's legs and several of its... More >>

  • Piss Off!

    published January 21, 1999

    The cuffs of Thomas Baron's green shirt are buttoned, but he seems to be mentally rolling up his sleeves. His eyes flash indignation, his speech... More >>

  • Both Sides Now

    published January 14, 1999

    When James Kraut was a teenager, his parents confiscated his guitar, banishing it to the basement until he paid their ransom: better grades.... More >>

  • Wrestling With Walter Winchell's Ghost

    published January 7, 1999

    Tat-a-tat-tat. Herman Klurfeld taps his coffee table with the tips of his shoes, an audible punctuation that mimics the famous ellipses he and... More >>

Archives: 1999