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2001 Stories by Harrison Fletcher

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  • Storme Watch

    published December 20, 2001

    Storme Aerison sits stiffly in the courtroom, his hands cuffed behind his back and his dyed blond hair woven into a ponytail, black roots showing,... More >>

  • Coming to America

    published December 6, 2001

    They have seen so much already -- the destruction of their homes, the deaths of their friends and families, deserts littered with human bones --... More >>

  • Out of the Box

    published October 4, 2001

    Unit 151 stands on the northeastern edge of the Loveland Self Storage lot, on the south end of town, near a concrete drainage ditch and a... More >>

  • Touched by an Angel

    published September 6, 2001

    Linda Silverman began with the vocabulary, working from the high end of the IQ test, using words so obscure that even she, with a Ph.D., would... More >>

  • Playing Doctor

    published September 6, 2001

    He'd dressed for the surgery in a dark-blue bow tie, light gray blazer and white-striped shirt, hair perfectly combed, stethoscope dangling from... More >>

  • Weed Whacker!

    published August 9, 2001

    Tim Seastedt is at war. His enemy is a drifter, voracious and cruel, striking fast and furiously. By 1997, it had already ravaged more than... More >>

  • Buggin' Out

    published August 9, 2001

    Two years ago, Russell Johnson ventured into a meadow in Cherry Creek State Park and was swallowed by one of Colorado's worst weeds: leafy... More >>

  • Written in Stone

    published July 12, 2001

    Sure, Michelangelo was a really, really good sculptor, Francisco Sotomayer says, but what made him special was the 'Wow' factor. "It's a very... More >>

  • Unlucky Strike

    published June 28, 2001

    Garry Rudd never saw the flash. He never felt the heat of three suns upon his body or the million volts of electricity humming through his veins,... More >>

  • Shock Treatment

    published June 28, 2001

    In the first hours after Jude Friend was struck by lightning, at a moment when she did... More >>

  • Strike Zone

    published June 28, 2001

    Steve Marshburn Sr. was hit by a thunderbolt in 1969 -- while working indoors at a bank.... More >>

  • Sister Act

    published May 31, 2001

    They're the good girls, the inseparable sisters who separate only to sit quietly in their middle school classrooms, completing assignments without... More >>

  • Home Alone

    published May 10, 2001

    For most of their lives, they had only each other. Constance Rolon was orphaned at age fifteen. She married, then lost her husband in World... More >>

  • Pawn in Sixty Seconds

    published May 3, 2001

    So, Fred Pasternack is standing behind the counter on his first day at work -- this must be back in 1962 -- when a guy walks into the... More >>

  • Fill 'er Up

    published April 12, 2001

    Jerry Wiggins lights a Pall Mall, fits a screwdriver attachment into a drill, and eyes the hinges of a door that's been scuffed, dented, riddled... More >>

  • Out of Africa

    published March 15, 2001

    Harry and Linda Weber stand in their Loveland basement, gazing down at several dozen reluctant houseplants. "If they don't start blooming... More >>

  • Flour Power

    published February 15, 2001

    "Did you see that?" In a blur of movements from measuring cup to rolling pin to cast-iron griddle, Charlotte Saenz mixes, rolls, toasts and... More >>

  • House of Spirits

    published February 1, 2001

    Not too long ago, a customer walked into Martín Ramirez's botánica complaining that he couldn't have sex. And he'd tried, the... More >>

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