Lee Conrad lives in upstate New York. He is a Vietnam era veteran who was anti-war while serving. He worked at IBM and was a rabble rousing union organizer. All in all just a bit of a trouble maker. His work in the labor movement took him all over the country and the world. He is retired but not inert. His stories have appeared in Down in the Dirt, Fiction on the Web, Literally Stories, Weatherbeaten and Longshot Island.
Published and unpublished short stories can be accessed from the menu.
Links to published works below.
And the Rocks Came: A short story set in 1949. A young boy and his family travel to a concert in Peekskill, NY and witness the beginning of dark times for America.
Where the Air Tastes Like Copper: A story of a young union organizer and the workers at an electronics plant that find the workplace deadlier than they knew.
Hill of Sorrow: Miners in Colorado in the early 1900’s face toil and trouble.
Back to the World: A Vietnam vet recently home out of work and desperate faces a choice.
Flames Over Anacostia Flats: World War 1 Bonus marchers face brutality in 1932 Washington DC.
Strange Cargo: Miners battle owners and vigilantes in 1917 Bisbee Arizona.
Table for Four: A political story written in 2017 but taking place 3 years into the Trump Presidency.