fiction, poetry, a little craziness & more             October 2009
Gemini  Magazine
"Faith," by David Murdock Bright
 

FLASH FICTION
CONTEST
1ST PLACE
BEVERLY AKERMAN
"PIE"







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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V.R. SHANKAR
"THE PERCUSSIONIST"
I once heard his music guru declare,
with tears of joy streaming down
his face, that he had nothing more
to offer his disciple.  
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HONORABLE
MENTION
AUDREY WEBB
"STALL"
Katya had hoped for someone who
looked more like the American men
in films and magazines. At
twenty-four, however, she knew
her options were quickly
diminishing.  
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MELINDY WYNN-BOURNE
"LEFT"
“Please,” she began timidly. “May
I go to the right? I can work hard.
I’m quite strong.”  
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JESSICA WORTSMAN
"SNIP, SNIP"
Despite the frigid February morning,
she cracks their windows open.
They turn their heads away from
one another and inhale ribbons of
icy air.  
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KATE MARUYAMA
"the weight of things"
I was 128 when I got married and
135 on my honeymoon. It was in
Tuscany.  
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