fiction, poetry, a little craziness & more           August 2010
Gemini  Magazine
SHORT STORY
"THE CONDEMNED"
by Tanya Farrelly
The day loomed ahead of
him, empty, foreboding.  He
was a man waiting on a
sentence to be passed.  
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SHORT STORY
"ASPHALT SKY"
by Hallie Rundle
I am told by a breathless
girl with huge eyes that
some girl I don’t know
has killed herself.  
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YouTube POEM
"SPRECKEN ZEE
DUTCH"
by Smokey Miles
I heard in Holland they
serve pot in the local
saloons  
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POEM
"DELUSIONS"
by Jay D. Mancini
How many words
does it take
to say I am
truly sorry?  
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SHORT STORY
"THE GREATEST FLAMENCO
DANCER IN ALL FLYDOM"
by Michael A. 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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SHORT STORY
"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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SHORT STORY
"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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FLASH FICTION
"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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Rick Fink and the GAS HOUSE GORILLAS rock Stephen's
Lounge, Onset, Massachusetts, after performing at the
Onset Blues Festival, August 7, 2010. Based in Brooklyn,
they call themselves "God's Favorite Rhythm & Blues Band."
CLICK PHOTO TO LISTEN               Photo by David A. Bright
SHORT STORY
"DEWEY"
by Aurora M. Lewis
After school and on the
weekends it was my job to
keep an eye on Dewey. He was
5 and I was 12.  
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POEM
"MY FATHER'S WAGE"
by Santiago del Dardano Turann
The country’s turned a peak, or so
it seems/When staring at the
economic gauges  
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MICRO POEM
"CALIENTE"
by Barbara Panos
Sweat dripping, suicidal
clinging/Pressed linen creased,
body transparent  
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FLASH FICTION
"THE MANY FACES OF
CAPITALISM"
by Maxine Flowers
They attached a monitoring device to
her forefinger and placed a bottle of
Chardonnay and a large glass on the
small table beside her chair
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POEM
"VISITING"
by Jennifer Helgerson
Dad speaks to his wife/
with contempt in his voice/
he belittles and berates her  
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