Short Stories

Golden Gate
—R. A. Lafferty

  •   · Excerpt    
      "It was clear to Barnaby that Blackie was really a villain. Not everybody knew this. A melodrama villain is only black behind the lights. Off stage he should have a heart of gold. Whether of wrestling match, or afternoon serial, or evening drama or film, or on the little stage here at the Golden Gate Bar, the villain should be — when his role is finished — kind and courteous, thoughtful and big-hearted, a prince of a fellow."  —R. A. Lafferty
         · 1984 Locus 15th, Best Short Fiction

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