Ricky Garni

Ricky Garni is a graphic designer living in Carrboro, North Carolina. His work can be found in EVERGREEN REVIEW, CAMEL SALOON, USED FURNITURE REVIEW, ORION HEADLESS and other places. His latest work, JANUARY, is a sequel to his earlier work, DECEMBER. Although it could be the other way around, with a lot of space in between.

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Ricky Garni

From COMMENTS WITHOUT COSMOS

  SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709) Goddam Hell The year 1747 was made more distinguished by his writing of the DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. I once asked him by what means he had attained such an astonishing knowledge of language and he replied: “How in the goddam hell should I know?” Which is to say: not the effect of a particular study, but that which had grown in his mind insensibly. I was, understandably, a little surprised at his curt tone, his abrupt, and somewhat taciturn response, and his uncharacteristic lack of curiosity on about my super slick shiny chrome modern   time transport machine with the wavy silver lightning bolt lines on ...

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Ricky Garni

From COMMENTS WITHOUT COSMOS

  ROBBY THE ROBOT (1956) Science Fiction Theatre She has beautiful legs he said. Does she? But that’s not a she: that’s Robby the Robot. Wait. It is Robby the Robot, but Robby the Robot next to a she, a girl with beautiful legs. He is caressing her legs. She is letting him caress her legs. She is smiling. Robby is smiling–a Robby the Robot smile. She must be Robby’s girl. Oh the humanity. ...

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From COMMENTS WITHOUT COSMOS

    TED NUGENT (1948) In a Field of Daisies Strolling through a book as though I was in a field of daisies on a lazy summer day reading a book, I discovered that my son was born on the same day as Heavy Metal Cross- Bow Hunting Rock Star what’s-his-name. It was the best day of my life. It was a great day in his life. It was a great day for thrashy heavy metal. It was a great day for ears. And amps. And arrows that kill deer. They look up quickly and say “Whaa-” and then nothing. It was a great day for the word WHAA- ...

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Ricky Garni

From COMMENTS WITHOUT COSMOS

It’s easy to say “Things were much better in the ‘50’s” because so much time has passed and the memory of those distant years, over time, becomes wrapped in sweet nostalgia as if wrapped in a soft and gentle decorous georgette saree, but not a saree that covers your body so much as one that dwells restlessly without a body to cover, and in your mind.

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