David Alexander writes: "Decoys and The Frequency
crystallized out of today's conspiracy Zeitgeist, but there
tie-lines to reality for both. For Decoys, it was a story I heard
concerning a local fisherman who, having caught a piranha someone had dumped in
the lake of a nearby park, tried to get the carnivorous fish adopted
(successfully, as it turned out). For The Frequency, it was the well
known strange encounter on a Manhattan street corner between Dan Rather and two
men who allegedly beat him up while cryptically demanding, "Kenneth, what's
the frequency?" The phrase has been synonymous with the bizarre and
inexplicable since the event took place in the late '80s, and has lately formed
the basis for some literary ruminations of mine. In fact I'm planning a series
of "Kenneth" stories, of which this is the first."
James Jay is a graduate of Northern Arizona's M.A. in Literature program
and has recently recevied an MFA from The University of Montana. He has trained
as a wrestler in Mexico, and currently lives in Flagstaff with his wife Doris.
Adam Jones is an English major at Penn State, where he's had his writing and
artwork published. He recently completed a photographic novella entitled small
flightless bird. He's currently interning as a technical writer for Lucent
Technologies. He's also writing a collection of mathematical short stories and
making a film.
Greg Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org
lives and works in New York City. His fiction has appeared in WV Magazine,
Oval Magazine, and Blip Magazine Archive’s Web Fiction Issue,
available now. A portion of Lamereaux will also be included in Fiction
2000, an anthology to be published by Red Hen Press (Palmdale, CA) in 1999.
Electronic publications also include TimeOut’s Net Books, Pink
Cadillac, and the 12/97 edition of MR-WEB.
Robert Shuster is senior editor at Adobe Magazine. His work has appeared
in MicroFiction, an anthology of very short fiction published by WW
Norton, as well as The Alaska Quarterly Review, Amelia, and Sun
Dog, and other publications. He is currently working on a novel.
Seth Tucker recently received his MA in Creative Writing from Northern
Arizona University, where he worked as Poetry Editor for Thin Air magazine.
Currently, he is pursuing a doctoral degree in Fiction at Florida State
University. Seth is originally from Lander, Wyoming and enjoys chainsaw wood
sculpting; a hobby his neighbors secretly resent.