34THPARALLEL INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT

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

FORTUNE COOKIES BY AARON BURCH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 02

These fortune cookies never have actual, real fortunes any more, she said.

What are you talking about? On the weekends, we went out for Chinese. We tried to mix it up, find new places. We drove all over town, neighboring towns, like being on the run, or a scavenger hunt.

You know, she said. They are always predictions now. Weird sayings. Cliches. And they overload you with info—lucky numbers, how to say words in Chinese, the name of the restaurant.

What’s the difference, I say. What would be an actual fortune?

55X2 BY ROSEMARY MOSCO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 02

SIN INSURANCE BY MICHAEL P FERRARI ISSUE 02


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 02

THE RIDE BY TEDDY TOTIMEH, STOP LIGHT BY RUTH KNIPE, 55X2 BY ROSEMARY MOSCO, WARMING HOUSE BY JEFF ESTERHOLM, TEACH ME HOW TO DANCE BY ROBERT LOUIS BARTLETT, MEMORY CASH BY KIM KOLARICH, ANYWAYS BY DOROTHEE LANG, FOGCUTTER BY FRANK HABERLE, GOING BACK TO YOU BY MATTHEW WARD, CUPS OF COFFEE BY LEE KERN, TELEPORTING THOUGHTS BY JOHN ARTHUR PEGG, FORTUNES BY AARON BURCH, CALL NOTES BY TRACE SHERIDAN, SPIDER ON THE WALL BY ROBERT KOMURA, OPIUM CLOUDS BY ARASH FARZANEH, INTO THE MARGINS BY JA TYLER, THE REALITY OF EROTICA BY TOM GANT, THIS WALTZ BY TIM KENNY, SIN INSURANCE BY MICHAEL P FERRARI, ROUTINE BY KEN RODGERS, THE NUMBER 15 BUS BY NANCY GAUQUIER, RAPTORS AND RAGE BY ASHLEY CALLENDER, DO NOT ASK BY ROD STEWART, THE FLIGHT BACK BY LESLIE JOSEPH, CHANT UNDONE BY MITRA, SOME PEOPLE BY JOSEPH GOOSEY, POP BY MATTHEW ABUELO, INVULNERABLE HEARTS BY SARAH TUTTLE, MORNING OF RUE BY COREY MESLER, MOMENTS OF REAL CLARITY BY CRAIG WESLEY, KNOWLEDGE BY CATHY DELALEU, REGRET IS A WOMAN’S FIELD BY LAURA LEHEW, BLACK CROW BY DAVE MORRISON, LAUNCH PAD: ROSEMARY MOSCO OF 55 WORDS  INTERVIEWED BY TRACE SHERIDAN, A JOURNEY INTO WORDS: DOROTHEE LANG OF BLUEPRINTREVIEW INTERVIEWED BY TRACE SHERIDAN, SKIVE WRITING: MATTHEW WARD INTERVIEWED BY MARTIN CHIPPERFIELD, LIT MAG THAT’S RESTAURANT QUALITY: AARON BURCH OF HOBART INTERVIEWED BY TRACE SHERIDAN, POP LIT: TRACE SHERIDAN AND MARTIN CHIPPERFIELD  INTERVIEWED BY SEAN MERRIGAN, MESLER’S MIX: COREY MESLER  INTERVIEWED BY MARTIN CHIPPERFIELD, MUD LUSCIOUS: JA TYLER INTERVIEWED BY TRACE SHERIDAN, SUBTERRANEAN HANG-OUT: TIM KENNY INTERVIEWED BY TRACE SHERIDAN.