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1998 Stories by Harrison Fletcher

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  • Resurrection

    published December 17, 1998

    Somewhere over Denver, moments after the fire, Cindy Andrews's heart stopped for two minutes and thirty-two seconds. As she faded from... More >>

  • Virgin Rebirth

    published December 10, 1998

    He isn't saying it was a miracle, that an angel of God guided him to a particular place at a particular time and said, "Here she is." He's not... More >>

  • The Whole Enchilada

    published November 19, 1998

    Lucero's is the kind of place you have to be looking for to find, which is understandable, since there are no signs on the building, unless... More >>

  • The Buddy System

    published November 5, 1998

    Leon is late, as usual, and Lloyd is early, as usual, and they both know this about each other, but it seldom changes their estimated times of... More >>

  • The Heat Is On

    published October 22, 1998

    It used to be so simple. Each fall, when the leaves turned and you wanted chile, real chile, the kind that made your sinuses clear and... More >>

  • He Never Promised You a Rose Garden

    published October 8, 1998

    Maybe it was the flea-market matador that sparked the lightbulb over Henry Whittaker's head. Or the wooden tiki mask. Or the Fisher-Price... More >>

  • The Show Must Go On

    published September 24, 1998

    Somewhere between fumbling potatoes onto his mother's kitchen floor and bowing on stage with the B.B. King Holiday Revue, George "Guy" Mosley... More >>

  • Fools for Love

    published September 10, 1998

    If she'd followed her heart instead of her mother's orders, Antonia Figueroa del Sol could have been famous. As it happened, though, she married... More >>

  • Sex Machine

    published August 27, 1998

    The surgical team gathers early one Saturday morning, not exactly hiding what they're doing, but not advertising it, either. The procedure is... More >>

  • No Escape

    published August 13, 1998

    Moments after the cuffs clicked shut around his skinny little wrists, Lamont knew he was in trouble. The handcuffs were a gift from his dad, a... More >>

  • History in the Making

    published July 30, 1998

    It seemed like a good idea at the time. In May, when state senator Bob Martinez stood before the General Assembly and asked lawmakers to strike... More >>

  • The Schlong Goodbye

    published July 23, 1998

    Ideas come to Henry Badgett. While he's watering flowers in his front yard. Taking a shower. Sleeping. Standing. Making meatloaf. Suddenly a... More >>

  • In the Mood

    published July 9, 1998

    HOW IT ALL BEGAN "I was selling portraits door-to-door, and the boss died, so I decided to go to the mall and play the clarinet. On my... More >>

  • Look Out Below!

    published June 18, 1998

    Bringing a paring knife to school accidentally. Giving an elementary-school classmate a vitamin C tablet. Signing a yearbook "Have a kick-ass... More >>

  • What a Pane!

    published June 11, 1998

    She calls him the Anne Frank of the trailer park. When she drives him home from school, her son has to duck down in the seat. When he's in the... More >>

  • Battle Cry

    published May 28, 1998

    Chivington, Colorado: The air is restless here, always stirring, rustling the stalks of dried buffalo grass and sage, whistling endlessly through... More >>

  • Country Cookin'

    published May 14, 1998

    1. INSPIRATION You could say Morey Davolt owes his big idea to a man who used goat glands to make guys horny. The man was Doc John... More >>

  • Painting the Town

    published April 30, 1998

    This was his first big tag. So he lied and told his parents he was sleeping at a buddy's, when instead he drove to a field off Speer... More >>

  • There Goes the Neighborhood

    published April 16, 1998

    He can almost see her. Henry Johns stands in the back of his mother's house on Monroe Street and pictures her kneeling beside the fence, turning... More >>

  • Lost and Found

    published April 2, 1998

    Who knows what compelled the man--if indeed it was a man. Clues are few. One day about ten years ago, someone walked into the First... More >>

  • Lucky Strikes

    published March 19, 1998

    Squirrels were dying. Lucky didn't know what was killing them off, but there they were, collecting in his Park Hill neighborhood like fallen... More >>

  • Building for the Future

    published March 5, 1998

    Even after five months, he can feel the chill. "There's definitely something about the place," Doug Gradisar says, looking up the side of... More >>

  • Seeing Red

    published February 19, 1998

    It was a small thing, really, just a signature on the back of a plain manila application card. At the time she endorsed it, in 1942, she had no... More >>

  • Nita Gonzales

    published January 29, 1998

    Nita Gonzales has shot her mouth off so many times--and gotten in trouble for it so many times--that she doesn't know where to start. But there... More >>

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