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Do you believe in that nonsense about frescos, One painter quickly took out his canvas, frame, Luke?! palette and brushes, but he wasn't quick enough But, Saint George killed a dragon and made a and the iguana ran faster, faster… purse and boots for his wife out of it’s skin! At that moment at the train door a man apAnd, was she happy? peared in a green shirt of many shades carrying a No, she left him – cried Luke. big golden cage in his hands, and asked the peoSo, you leave your frog, as well. ple in the pasaageway: “Where did my crawling I can’t, I’m used to it. It feels good to eat. parrot disappear to?” But, can’t you see how big your belly is? Since nobody answered him, irritated he Ooooh, it is not because of that! Now that frog yelled: “Tickets checkup!!!” has given birth to many other frogs. Of course no one had a ticket, because such Listen, Luke, I know that you are not crazy. trains go nowhere. That’s why I will not give you my snake to eat up your frogs! Nozinan* I will complain to the saints, Doctor! No use of it, Luke, they are also visiting me. Doctor, my name is Luke. Once, when I was in the They all have tapeworms in their bellies, that’s why monastery, I saw saints coming down from walls, they are all so skiny. and all told me I was crazy and fat. But I am not, So, what shall we do, Doctor? Doctor, I just have a frog in my belly, which I have Take this Nozinan, Luke, and I will go to be to feed all the time. I know you gave me that swallowed by a frog, so that saints will come down medicine to kill the frog, but as soon as one dies from the frescos in the monastery. Saint George another one is born, so I need to come for promised me he would kill my snake with his medicine again! trident. Don’t worry, Luke – says the doctor – I have a And what will happen with my frogs, Doctor?! snake in my belly and I have to take medicines for You just drink that medicine and don’t worry. I that. am the psychiatrist here, not you, and I know But how is it that doesn’t bite you, doctor? – what’s best for you!!! asks Luke. Before swallowing it, I took its teeth out. *Editor’s note: Nozinan is a drug often prescribed for a vaBut I didn’t swallow my frog, it swallowed me, riety of psychiatric disorders. and then I found myself in the monastery, where GOLD DUST the saints came down from frescos!

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Gold Dust

issue 35 summer 2019

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Gold Dust Issue 35 ~ summer 2019  

Twice yearly magazine of literature and the arts. This issue contains 10 features and reviews, 7 short stories, 4 pieces of flash fiction an...

Gold Dust Issue 35 ~ summer 2019  

Twice yearly magazine of literature and the arts. This issue contains 10 features and reviews, 7 short stories, 4 pieces of flash fiction an...

Profile for golddust
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