Darling, you can’t expect everything to be perfect from the start. STARTING AGAIN BY LINDSAY SMITH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 89 Aster lies there…
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…
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…
What she really wanted was an alternate universe where mom and dad congratulated her and told her how great she would do in this next chapter in her…
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…
Writing means whatever you want it to mean. There is no one reason why a writer writes. Some of us don’t even enjoy the knuckle-breaking work it takes…
She imagined the headlines. Samantha Isabelle Ayers, Junior Pharmaceutical Rep for RGI, found slain in Davy Crockett National Forest. Why had she taken…
Why do you think I’ve never been hurt? FEMME CRIMINELLE BY EB COTENORD 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 84 I spread pate on toast. We are in a booth in the…
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…
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…
He won’t be there? No, he won’t, but it’s okay. He said go ahead without him. He wants us to have fun. DEATH OF A BOND TRADER BY JONATHAN BERZER…
TANIA VERHELST I do what I do (drawing and writing) because I want to discover, to explore what I don’t know yet. The drawing always comes first. With…