Gesture Zine #4
Well it is that time of year. The time has come for Gesture Zine, the sort of magazine that saves people by the dozens. Making people whole is what Gesture Zine loves to do. Fortunately there’s a great number of people coming together to make kind gestures to their readers. Alone these writers would be so cold. Bound together in an internet PDF, they are beautiful. PDFs are known for this level of care. With a cover that should be judged it is strong the whole read long.
M.G. Martin has only one cat on his roof. This is insufficient. Roofs house many cats. Some homes are cathouses. Cat calls bring the cats to the roof. With the weight of the cats homes are prevented from slipping off cliffs. Radioactivity is a large part of life. Without radioactivity there would be no microwaves and without microwaves ‘pizza for one’ would feel a whole lot lonelier. Good thing the reader means so much to M.G. Brightness radiates from smiles. M.G. uses the shine of smiles to tan himself.
Steve Roggenbuck advises the reader that they are dead. Ghosts need to read this, to learn how much storage space they have being dead. Many focus on the negative attributes of death. Every death frees up space on planet Earth. Trees can hide a little easier. Some unknown plot of land remains undeveloped. Ashes are shot out of canons for fun. Death is the life, afterlife that is.
Daniel Alexander thinks about things sometimes. There’s a lot to ponder. Belts have that third rung for a reason, to help people feel skinny. Undiscovered caves house underemployed PhD students. Good thing the PhD students are archeologists, so they scatter things around to make future archeologists mistake them for important people. Bill Murray has pressed a spacebar more than most. Bill Murray lives in the emptiness of the space bar.
Anvhu Buchanan flushes possessions down the toilet. Upon flushing all the possessions a rich man can get into heaven. Memories usually smell. That’s the purpose of paper, of photographs. Once nothing is left in the physical realm there will be more attention to the cloud, to the psychic, the emotional. Someday soon there will be no more physical, only the emotional.
Susan Calvillo explores the subtly of the cactus. Possessing a backbone the cactus stands up for itself. Nobody messes with a cactus for a reason. Besides cactus are not as delicious as ribcages.
Kati Mertz brings umbrellas for the meteor shower. Meteors love the attention. For so long the meteors had been trying to have a child. At last the meteors gave birth to a lovely little girl. The meteors are really happy. To show their appreciation the meteors avoid hitting the Earth, though they make no promises about their child.
Kelly Schirmann wears holes in the knees of herself. She can buy pants with the holes already pre-made for a pre-determined cost. This is a glorious thing, the individuality of the consumer finally met. It is quite emphatic. Manufacturers create mass-created customization of individuality. Kelly messes up some rocks with her new jeans.
Michael Inscoe sends a text message to a special someone. It is his brother. Together they are in brotherly love. Everyone Michael has ever slept with likes pizza. Whoever dislikes pizza remains outside of Michael’s flirtatious grasp! Sadly it rains where Michael is. Rain will not go away, rain is there to stay.
Robert Vaughn watches lemmings end their lives. Together they end it because together they are strong in misery. Why the lemmings have no hope remains a mystery. Laughing at a joke is a good thing. Dropping pianos is expensive. Death by piano is a fine way to go. Passing on should be an event to remember.
Yume Kim says ‘I’ is an illusion. Some countries this is true. ‘We’ is more important. Even in America ‘US’ is important. Yet this fails. Individuality rules over everyone. There’s just too much space.
Mat Cochran experiences sadness. The pain of sadness hurts after everything has already been done. Originality is hard to achieve. Many try. Most fail. Whoever makes it generally has little to show for it though exceptions exist. To be original is to be alone.
Marcus Slease bashes heads. He plays evil games. Winning is death-encouraging.
Shali Nicholas curls into herself. She transforms into a ball of yarn. By taking up little space she is together warm by herself.
Jesse Prado made up a weird lie. This lie was extremely effective. Good thing he did it. By lying Jesse avoided watching wrestling. That’s a really good outcome. Lies typically do not have such a positive outcome.
James Claffey explains the life of a would-be shoplifter. The poor person lacked the courage to put something into her bag. It remained out of her reach metaphorically as it physically sat on the shelf, mocking her. Pulling out hair is a typically an unattractive thing.
Dianna Dragonetti notices the death of celebrity. This happens before real death. Popularity is a fleeting thing. One moment celebrities are on top of the world. The next moment the celebrities have fallen into tabloids if they are lucky. Poor celebrities have only fame to live off of before that fades away.
Lexi Roberts invites the reader to compress her. Obviously she’s hitting on the potential reader. Typically compression is for music. When a person is compressed their song is compressed too, shared on social media, with additional download possessing less and less meaning.
Jaydn Dewald serves food in the shade. That’s a perfect way to have a perfect day. Nature provides the backdrop of life.
At the very end Gesture invites the reader to start again. Sounder advice has never been given.