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We didn’t talk for weeks after, and when we did it was too late to say anything. 

WHAT COMES AFTER BY LINDSEY SILKEN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 12

Were you talking to Jennifer?

TEN LIES BY PAUL BUCHANAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 12

“Were you talking to Jennifer while I was in the shower?”

“No,” he says.

“I just pressed re-dial and got her number,” Emmy tells him. “You were talking to her. Weren’t you?”

He is silent a few seconds. “You must have hit her speed-dial number by mistake,” he tells her.

 

She was a delicate flower in the freezing wind.

AFTER HIS GREATEST LOVE BY ZDRAVKA EVTIMOVA 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 12

“She was a flower that gave you the slip,” I said. “She found another guy who understood her, and you married for money. You married me.”



We were promised so many things.

OCEAN’S EDGE BY CHRISTINA OI YING NIP 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 12


They say you start dying after 23. Isn’t that the stupidest thing you’ve ever heard?

Bob Marley was right, you can’t run away from yourself and I have wasted enough time trying to achieve the impossible.

PARENTHESIS BY MELISSA TANDIWE MYAMBO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 12

I should tell him that peace is not there for the finding in a place, it dwells on the inside. Or it doesn’t. The truth is that there was a time when I would have stayed, not to be with him, but just to pass the time until I got bored and decided to travel again to somewhere else far away. Always catching planes, running from one flight to another. I was afraid to stay still. 


IN THE FRAMEWORK OF AN EMPTY HOUSE BY HELEN CAREY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 12


Just the wooden skeletal outline of something not yet there.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 12

AT THE STATION BY FAIG MAMED, TEN LIES BY PAUL BUCHANAN, AFTER HIS GREATEST LOVE BY ZDRAVKA EVTIMOVA, SEE TO BELIEVE BY KIMBERLY SMEY, OCEAN’S EDGE BY CHRISTINA OI YING NIP, THE VIEW FROM HERE BY JACKIE DAVIS MARTIN, PARENTHESIS BY MELISSA TANDIWE MYAMBO, A CLEAR PATH BY SARAH MAY HÉNON, LEAVING YAKIMA BY SOLLA CARROCK, WHITE OAKS BY JULIE ZUCKERMAN, IN THE FRAMEWORK OF AN EMPTY HOUSE BY HELEN CAREY, IN PASSING BY DAVID STALLINGS, RIVER ROCKS BY PETER GORDON, CREATE OR DIE, NATALIE D’AUVERGNE INTERVIEWS DONNA GRANDIN.

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