NETFLIX OBSESSED BY KATHRYN BUCKLEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 69

You never would have imagined Stranger Things could ruin your life.

2030 BY JAY BERMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 69

I have two questions: When can you do this, and can anything go wrong?

SURFACE TENSION BY RICHARD RISEMBERG 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 69

“You just don’t give a damn about my feelings, do you?” Then she snarled: “You mangy cur.”

“If I’m a cur, that makes us a perfect match—bitch.” 

“What the hell’s that supposed to mean?”

“You know—cur, bitch, they go together. We should get married and raise some pups.”

“Are you out of your mind? What are you talking about?”



34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 69

IN THIS ISSUE: NETFLIX OBSESSED BY KATHRYN BUCKLEY, RUIDO BY TERESA TELLEKAMP, 2030 BY JAY BERMAN, BIG THINGS BY CHARLES KERLIN, WHERE’S FRANK? BY GINNY HORTON, SURFACE TENSION BY RICHARD RISEMBERG, CARVING A NICHE BY KAREN BREMER MASUDA, BABYSITTER BY MYLES ZAVELO.

There’s this idea that as an individual you can’t really do a lot.

WATCHING THE APOCALYPSE IN SLOW MOTION BY ISMAIL IBRAHIM 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 68

A POEM IS A SONG YOU WRITE WHEN THE BAND'S GONE HOME BY DAVE MORRISON ISSUE 01

A poem is a song you write when the band’s gone home.

ÉLODIE BY JAMES LATIMER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 68

TELL HIM TO BE KIND TO WOMEN BY NANCY DAFOE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 60

The two of you roar away.

Sophia, forever, I’ll be singing your name.

THE INJURY BY SUNSHINE BARBITO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 66

Perhaps she shouldn’t have let Kevin take her home—

I mean, he could be a creep.

THE GUY AT THE POETRY READING BY ELLEN BLOOMENSTEIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 65


Animals were not allowed in the Green Zone. What was this cat doing here?

THE LAST ECHO BY MARK ZIPOLI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 64

THE HALLMAN BY CORA CRUZ 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 63

Having to waste our lives like this.

Why do you care so much?

PARALLEL PARKING BY SACHA MOORE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 62

Hello? Please help! My phone is broke!

LOOK UP BY CASIMIR GRABOWSKI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 62

I DON’T KNOW WHAT FOREVER MEANS BY ROBERT EARLE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 61

I don’t know what forever means.

Your mother must be very worried about you.

NO SHOES BY LEAH GRACE O’BRIEN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 57

I collect random lies and ingredients I’ll never use.

GROCERY STORE TRUTH BY MARY WOLFF 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 56

In my dreams I am always good enough.

GOOD ENOUGH BY TOMMY VOLLMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 54

I don’t have to be on that bus, I can drop the whole thing.

THE ANDROID REBELLION BY NICOLAS GATTIG 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 53


OK, imagine if all the roads and the streets in LA were completely empty.

GETTY WAS AN OCTOPUS BY JIN AN HIRST 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 52

The sky we had never made no clouds, bitch.

CLOUD HUNTING BY MICHAEL LEE PHILLIPS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 51

We said we’d co-author a book some day.

A NAME I WOULD KNOW BY SUSANNA SPACE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 48

Bukowski said that there was everything and nothing.

BUKOWSKI BY CRISTINA CARTER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE  ISSUE 47

Has Hollywood stacked the deck against women?

WHY MEN ARE BETTER VILLAINS GRAHAM DASELER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE  ISSUE 49

Does it bother you I am happy?

WOULD YOU BY SUSAN WHITMORE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 31

I sleep next to your dead body.

SHROUDING CEREMONY BY TALA ABU RAHMEH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 15

It’s the same earth again and again.

THE CULTIVATION OF LOVE BY CURT ERIKSEN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 05

Can we talk, at least, before I go?

CENTRAL PARK BY ETKIN CAMOGLU 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 30

What’s the difference, what would be an actual fortune?

FORTUNE COOKIES BY AARON BURCH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 02

It’s not hard to be happy.

NOT HARD BY KIRSTEN JONES NEFF 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 08

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