Gemini Magazine

– A young woman who works for “the service” is profoundly affected by the suicide of a boarding house neighbor she had never met.

– A grown man is smitten by a 12-year-old girl.

– A neighbor who wears knee high red plastic boots in the L.A. heat spells danger for a wannabe actor.

– A guy just walking down the road stumbles across a bank bag chock full.

– A young woman who denied her own dream masquerades as a man so she can watch another woman chase hers.

Plenty of conflict, excitement and surprises in the winning stories in our Short Story Contest. No other description will do. Read them here:

New writer Hallie Rundle of New Orleans won the Grand Prize of $1,000 for “Asphalt Sky.” The Second Place award of $100 goes to Evelyn Krieger for “Twenty-Ten.” Honorable Mention: David Darracott for “Claire’s Rabbits, Paul Barton for “Walking Down the Road” and Denise Heinze for “Trick.”

Also in this anniversary issue you will find new fiction and poetry, several “First Year Favorites” and great cover art of Miles Davis by Prague-based painter Yuriy Shevchuk.

Best regards,

David A. Bright, Editor

Gemini Magazine is pleased to announce its Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest. Grand prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and there will also be four honorable mentions.

Maximum length: 1,000 words. No restrictions on content, style or genre. All six finalists will be published in the October 2010 issue.

Entry fee: $4 ($3 for each additional entry). Deadline: August 31, 2010. Full details at