A fresh start could be made.

Nothing could stop her now, not even the amused commotion that followed her as she left the classroom. There was a freshness to the start of something new.

AFTER STEPHEN BY LISA LOPEZ SNYDER

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 50

Dick Durgin thumbed the message: Stuck on 5th fl elevator. “Shit,” he added, and clicked send.

In just three minutes the elevator had tur…

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