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After the dance she took my hands in hers, I’ll be right back, she said.

TEEN CANTEEN BY STEVEN MCBREARTY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 80

I was having visions before the cheap pasta settled in.

LISTENING TO DINNER BY JADE BROWN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 80

—and so hearing of the famous man’s death, they sat on the steps of the New York Public Library, between Patience and Fortitude, his legs stretched out across three or four steps and her feet on the same level as her butt so that her knees came to her chest, thank God for pants.

TECHNIQUE BY SETH GANNON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 80

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34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

Everything, she thought,

is an accident of where you are.

STEALING HOME BY KAY BONTEMPO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 78

There is no such thing as lunar panels.

THE MOON MAN BY JAY BERMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

I heard a woman say come here, Topaz.

FLOWERS IN THE HALLWAY BY ELLEN BLOOMENSTEIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE BUTTE BY PAUL DRESMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

Henry Vestine at the Butte was something to see. He could rip the standards behind his back, looking sideways into a mirror that wasn’t there. He did a workingman’s job on a slow blues: he’d twist it, turn it, moan it, groan it, and bring it back down. 77th greatest guitarist who ever lived (according to Rolling Stone), Vestine played lead guitar in Canned Heat. Their biggest hit Goin’ Up Country (l967) provides background music today for car commercials that use the landscape to sell the vehicle. The song was originally a call to return to nature and/or a young man’s decision to dodge the Vietnam War and head north to Canada: “—gonna leave the USA.”

Quarantine isn’t so bad.

QUARANTINE ISN’T SO BAD BY REBECCA EVANS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 77

Please tell me the truth, whatever it may be.

YOUR TRAPEZE SWINGER BY NICOLE MODUGNO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 76

You will experience an electric shift.

HOROSCOPE, BY JEAN COLONOMOS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 75