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I wanna go back to Afghanistan.

I think I lost something.


I wanna go back to Afghanistan.

I think I lost something. 

I stare out the window a lot. 

I don’t even know what the hell is wrong with me. 


THINKING ABOUT AFGHANISTAN BY TESSA POPPE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE  ISSUE 28

MY ULTRA BY ALEXANDER J MOTYL 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 28


Ultra Violet was dressed in a bright violet sweater and head wrap.  We exchanged a few uncertain words.  She said she had a studio in Chelsea and that I should visit. I said I would. I never did. I didn’t hear from Ultra for over a year. Then, in May 2008, in the course of a single day I received several telephone calls and emails from her. 

We now have two wars: the one on screen and the one between Broc and Majah.

DROPSEAT BY JANE ST CLAIR 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 28


Majah has only been in town three days when for the first time in history the town is hit by a freak snowstorm and then rain that turns it all to ice. Everything’s covered under six feet of iced-topped snow, and there’s no way we can film outdoors, even with all these plows on loan from every neighboring town. The snow collapses the roof of Majah’s trailer and she freaks out because she has a generalized anxiety disorder and has built up a tolerance to Xanax.