Author Archive | Gary Robinson

Luca Brazi

The poor man’s wife has a deep man’s voice, kind of like Luca Brazi, Don Corleone’s bodyguard from The Godfather. At night in bed, in the dark, he dreads the moment when he hears that voice whisper: Hey, we gonna do it tonight or what? Then he waits for a large Sicilian hand to begin […]

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The Dink

The dink. Right. For sure. The dink is where it’s at. An elemental truth. No doubt at all. The whole dink and nothing but the dink. It’s self-evident, all the proof you would need. I dink therefore I am. Let us praise the dinks of this world. Rich and poor, high and low. We retire […]

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The One Star Scourge

Lately I’ve been thinking: what if at the moment of death, the final vision they say we will all have, what if the last thing my collapsing brain remembers is a scene from a very bad movie? So, rather than memories of loved ones shaping themselves oasis-like as my body deconstructs itself, gasping like a […]

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Talk Show

It’s a lame day on the talkshow, the intended guest, Bobo the Flatulent Clown, is in jail on some matter involving his blond-haired paperboy, and the replacement, a senator facing fraud charges, trips over the national anthem he and the audience are singing. He shakes his head at the host, denouncing the absence of morals […]

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