The Midnight Recollections

The Midnight Recollections, an anthology of early short fiction by Jesse Gordon - Trade Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4116-2743-7
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Glimpse into the surreal world of a mysterious painter whose artistic ability captures more than just the memories of the deceased; visit Shade City, where color is the law and equality is literally skin-deep; travel to the snowy borderlands of Kyrth and witness the ultimate battle between mortal and god. From “Yet Another Reality” to “The Gilded Flame,” these twelve collected stories are the speculative snapshots of my early career. Rest assured: The Midnight Recollections will keep you up long past midnight.

7 Responses to The Midnight Recollections

  1. Jim says:

    Great job on this anthology! “Yet Another Reality” deals with an ugly subject that made me cringe at times, made me feel disgust for the human species at other times, and most of all made me read on. I cared about these characters and never found myself looking away from the page – and that is what a short story is all about, isn’t it? This passes my test of a good short story – will I remember this in six months? Absolutely. Great work – hope to see more from you soon! (but perhaps a lighter subject next time?)

  2. Jeff says:

    I need to echo the comments of Jim. Yet Another Reality is a terrific story and a memorable opener. It is not often that I read something and nearly wind up crying, but this is very close. I never had a life as bad as Eric’s, but even I remember times when I wanted so badly to get out of the reality I’d been given and find something else. I remember lingering in dreams and trying like crazy to make them real.

    You’ve done a terrific job with these stories. I look forward to future stories from you!!!

  3. Kimberly A. Bennett says:

    A Pair of Wings: Wonderfully well written story, the descriptions and feelings are great, it’s almost enoguh to make you cry in this story.

  4. ams says:

    To me, the young main characters in “Swarm” complimented each other nicely. I liked the way that Alyssa interacted with her out-of-the-ordinary environmental phenomena. Thanks for a good read. And, I wish I had a pair of those things that she was wearing. Kudos! 🙂

  5. Anon says:

    Sensitive (and sensible), real characterizations, especially Alyssa in “Swarm.” Always delightful: the transmitting of natural phenomenon in fiction is well handled, prompting us to see it anew; a la Prof. Tolkien’s reference to Dickens’ mooreeffoc. Another good science fiction find.

  6. liam says:

    Jesse you are a great writer who deserves to be published. You are a talented author and i really enjoyed reading “Color Conformity”. Being in the same position as Frank, no not red lol, I know what its like to feel different, like an outcast. I felt that I could relate to Frank and feel his pain and empathy for a love unjust. Please please could you add to this story, if at all possible. You are too sensible a person to do this. Much appricated your work.

  7. Anthony R. Karnowski says:

    Jesse Gordon has, with The Midnight Recollections, given us insight into some of the darker aspects of mankind. While his prose takes us deep into shadowy regions of our psyches, there is still an overall sense of hope to his writing that things will, ultimately, be all right. Gordon has a depth to his writing not found in much of today’s fiction. His style is elegant without being flowery, and he has a knack for inspiring emotions in his readers. As much as I enjoyed The Midnight Recollections, I believe we can expect many great things to flow from his pen in the future.

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