Imitation Fruit Literary Journal Issue 6, May 2010
Summer time is almost here and it's time to travel!
Travel can be a physical experience like getting on an airplane and taking off for Hawaii for well deserved time away from it all. But travel can also be an experience of the mind where you don't have to spend any money or take time off from work. Which ever way you want to travel, Imitation Fruit Literary Journal wants to be a part of your trip.
Imitation Fruit is a good read…if you find yourself waiting in a line, like the one described in Kelly Winters' poem, "Airline". Or if you are dangling your feet in the water, pool side, contemplating the meaning of life, "The Bean Clams" a poem from Andrea Potyondy-Smith with sandy artwork by Jim Fuess can help you out with that thought.
If you would rather stay at home, Imitation Fruit can take you back in time to the American Civil War, along with an authentic battle reenactment brigade in Ronald Paxton's short story, "Shades of Gray". If you are ready for tons of drama and back stabbing but don't actually want to experience it in your own life, Tamara Linse's short story "Exit Wounds" with graphic illustration from Colin Maisonpierre, slices through the emotional and physical fall out after a husband has cheated on his wife with her own best friend.
This issue of Imitation Fruit is packed with fresh selections of stories, poems and artwork. We hope you read and enjoy Imitation Fruit throughout the summer whether you are sitting near a pool, porch or patio.
Chiller Fruit Contest
Can you shock or surprise us? We are looking to be jolted in Issue 7, just in time for Halloween! Send us your original stories, poems, and art that twist and turn into shocking revelations. Throw us for a loop. Any topic is permitted, but it must be Imitation Fruit fare. See our submissions page for guidelines. Your use of the element of surprise can earn you a $ 25 gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice, so get shocking today!
Cover art is by Sasha Nealand. Sasha is an art student at San Francisco City College's Fort Mason Art Campus. She enjoys the humorous possibilities and luminous colors of watercolor. She created an illustrated book, Wild Celery that is for sale on Blurb.com: www.blurb.com/user/snark8.