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Never tell Susan 

you slept with Daniel.

SO VERY GREEN BY SARA BASRAI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

She will never understand. Eighteen years old will not excuse any of you now. Why hurt her? Why reduce her?


I thought about weapons. Gauchos always have  knives. 

THE AIRSTRIP BY DAVID MILLER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

Down the airstrip where the trail runs through pastureland the gauchos are passing a carton of wine. I’ll have to walk past them to get to town. It’s all open here and they can see me approaching. I think about cutting across the field where the horses are. The gauchos would see me though. I don’t want them to perceive that I’m avoiding them.

I peered into its placid, bulging eyes.

CATFISH BY JOE GRECO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

Tell me that you’re boycotting McDonald’s.

THE GUY DRESSED LIKE FIDEL CASTRO BY MELANIE BROWNE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

SO VERY GREEN BY SARA BASRAI, THE AIRSTRIP BY DAVID MILLER, DROPLETS BY AJAY VISHWANATHAN, FACELIFTS AND CIGARETTES BY DANIEL BEER, DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE BY BERNIE HAFELI, KAYA EVANESCENT BY TRISHA BHATTACHARYA, THE BIRTHDAY BY SARAH ILLIATOVITCH-GOLDMAN, BAD WEATHER BY RE GREENE, HONEY & CINNAMON BY TERESA DOVALPAGE, CATFISH BY JOE GRECO, LAST NIGHT IN PARIS BY KAT HAUSLER, FATHER’S DAY BY CHUCK BELANGER, FOR THE GUY DRESSED LIKE FIDEL CASTRO BY MELANIE BROWNE, ONE SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE SPINNING WHEEL DINER BY ROBBIE MARTIN, TIMING BY EVIE MCCARTHY, FENCE PLAYING BY COURTNEY LEIGH KIRBY.