In summer 2009, Richard Dokey appeared for the third time in TMR. The first two stories were included in his collection Pale Morning Dun, which the University of Missouri Press published in 2004. The Hollywood Cafe, his latest novel, will be released this summer. Zippers is the title of his new story collection, which is seeking a publisher. 
Jun 01 2009
I tried to open my eyes on the operating table. I tried to see what I could see. I saw blood, cracked bones, bloody gloves, something with machinery, oxygen, lightning from the heavens and Frankenstein crying, “It’s alive! It’s alive!”
Jun 01 1993
Pale Morning Dun
That evening we crawled under the fence and looked at the house where old man Fario had died. Wooden slats were nailed over the windows and the front door was padlocked. The grass was brown like the weeds along the road. Some of the branches were dead on the willow tree.
Jun 01 1987
When his wife died John Tilden sold the house and moved into an apartment across town. It was a nice apartment near a neighborhood park like those one finds scattered through every city. A bus stopped at the corner.