fiction, poetry, a little craziness & more              June 2010
Gemini  Magazine
FICTION
"THE TIGER"
by A.N. Hegde
"What do you want?” I asked.
I was expecting a roar
accompanied by bad, meaty
breath; instead, the tiger
spoke to me.  
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PAUL BARTON
"WALKING DOWN THE ROAD"
I’m walking down the road, and I
see this bag, man, it’s a blue
bank bag, man, with a zipper
and even from here I can see it’s
bulging, man.  
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EVELYN KRIEGER
"TWENTY-TEN"
What Miles found disturbing was
that none of the other adults in the
house that evening seemed to
notice anything out of the ordinary
about the girl. They remained inside
the bubble of their...  
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HALLIE RUNDLE
"ASPHALT SKY"
There are two policemen and a shit
ton of nattering bitches clogging
what my bitch landlady calls the
“parlor.” I am told by a breathless
girl with huge eyes that some girl I
don’t know has killed herself.  
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DAVID DARRACOTT
"CLAIRE'S RABBITS"
It was August, and nobody wore
much more than a T-shirt and
shorts outside. Yet she had on a
pair of red rubber boots that went
up to her knees.  
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"Jazz Miles Davis 9"
by Yuriy Shevchuk
YouTube POEM
"SPRECKEN ZEE
DUTCH"
by Smokey Miles
I heard in Holland they
serve pot in the local
saloons  
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DENISE HEINZE
"TRICK"
Nadine took a breath and carefully
wrapped the athletic tape tightly
across her meager bosoms.  
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POETRY
"'HONOR' & OTHER
ONE-LINE POEMS"
by Russell Evatt
A bullet through the face
instead of...
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"THE GREATEST FLAMENCO
DANCER IN ALL FLYDOM"
by Michael Kechula
““Members of the jury,” said
the giant horse fly, “before you
stands a most despicable
example of the human species:
a serial fly killer.”  
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POEM
"WRONG WAY"
by Aurora M. Lewis
My mind trapped in panic/
A needle hitting the scratched/
Groove on John Coltrane's...  
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"THE TEABERRY FORTUNE"
by Philip Bernhardt
“Chicks dig it when they
hear that I am a private
investigator. Let’s say I’m at
a nightclub and I see some
long legged blonde...  
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FLASH FICTION
"PIE"
by Beverly Akerman
Best pie I ever made? Oh, that
was on an early summer’s day,
like I said, more’n forty years
ago now. Ain’t never made
another.  
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"THE SHOWER"
by Sharla Benson
"I know you like your ‘foo foo’
fancy ways, but don’t go
round there shamin’ me, actin’
like your mess don’t stank.
You hear me girl?”  
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"CHOCOLATE"
by Nomi Liron
And down at the end, candy. No.
She had promised herself not to
even go down that aisle.  
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MICRO POEM
"PROZAC & PAIN"
by Steve Widdows
Dark glasses/
even in the rain/hide
the eyes  
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"WAYWARD CONCEPTION"
by Mary J. Daley
It was crazy really, this
handsome dying pilot down
on his knees proposing to
her. She had never received
a proposal before.  
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