Jessie Seigel (www.jessieseigel.com) is a former lawyer, a political columnist and a fiction editor at the Potomac Review. Her fiction, which generally has sociopolitical themes, has appeared in Ontario Review; The Pen Woman; Gargoyle; Daily Science Fiction, The London Reader, and the anthologies Electric Grace and Furious Gravity, among others. Seigel has twice received Artist’s Fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Her work has been a finalist for a Speculative Literature Foundation grant and for the 47th New Millennium Award as well as a semi-finalist for the William Faulkner Creative Writing Award for the Novel and for the Eludia Award. Jessie recommends Southern Poverty Law Center.
The governor was furious. Out of mind, out of temper furious. His law, though passed by the legislature, had been disobeyed. His orders, meant to be carried out to the letter, had failed of enforcement.