I told him nothing’s the same after six months. All the good stuff’s gone. THE GOOD CHINA BY PAMELA SUMNERS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 96 We dug out…
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Darling, you can’t expect everything to be perfect from the start. STARTING AGAIN BY LINDSAY SMITH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 89 Aster lies there…
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Then the deep, soft voice of my Uncle Hossain filled my ears: “Azizam, movazeb baash kasi nayad too. My love, don’t let anyone in.” I HEARD HIS VOICE BY…
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The desk drawer housed hundreds upon hundreds of cap erasers, stolen one by one from the supply closet when no one was looking. Matte and pink, they…
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VAGABOND HEART BY MARYANNE CHRISANT 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 99 + VAGABOND HEART BY MARYANNE CHRISANT Vagabond heart just keeps hitchin’ along; I…
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Not from a past life or anything, I just knew you’d be a guy who used to be in the army. You’d be from the south and wear a lot of button-down shirts in…
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She imagined the headlines. Samantha Isabelle Ayers, Junior Pharmaceutical Rep for RGI, found slain in Davy Crockett National Forest. Why had she taken…
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We “hot-boxed” the car, filled it with as much marijuana smoke as we could, music turned up loud to anything as we screamed at the top of our lungs, the…
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The luxuries they covet and occasionally pretend to, on which they have no purchase, are not material things; they are time—leisure time for their…
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She struck a pose in the bedroom doorway for Angel to admire. The soundtrack was C&A Feel Good Fashion: How do you want to feel today? ARTIST BY ELLEN…
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He was in the middle of a fast-moving tide which was washing him away. He swam against the tide but he realized that he would have to swim much faster…
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Then the virus hit. The world shut down. My job fell apart. I had to lay off my team. In a single day we dismissed most of the company. All the work…
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