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Steven J. Frank writes patents by day and fiction by night. His first novel, The Uncertainty Principle, was published by Permeable Press; it's a humorous, provocative look at the soul of the techie and the world they inhabit. His short stories have appeared in numerous print and electronic journals, most recently Mississippi Review Web


The Lure

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

An early February snowstorm raged tonelessly outside the office of Carl Drubner, patent attorney, swirling white hills and humps across the stretch of roof outside his window. The snow had begun as long ago as Drubner could remember, which was that morning when he woke …