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Come here, kid, and have a look at the gold.


Do you know what sound gold makes, kid? It’s electric-hum-pop. It’ll fuzz your brain up. Yes, I see you nod, you can hear the buzzing now can’tcha? Mmm black and gold and black and gold and don’tcha think the dark makes that gold look damn pretty?

GOLD ON THE CEILING BY GRACE CHIPPERFIELD 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 19


THE HERMANOS BROTHERS BY STEVEN MCBREARTY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 19

SAND CASTLES BY FORREST MILLER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 19


When we have gone, the sea rolls back out

leaving nothing but empty horizon, clean sand, and the echo of waves.

Making sand castles.

So a baby now?

VIRTUAL ARMY REALITY BY ELAINE LITTLE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 19



Private First Class Carrie Mendez had been feeling shitty all morning. All right, she was sick, enough to go to sick call sick.

Nikandros told the clerk that he would take Kristina’s last name instead of vice versa.


“Now Nikandros,” the clerk said, “you and the bride have to apply for the license using your current legal names and then the form says that the bride’s name will be your name. See the blank where we fill that in.”

WITH HER EAR PRESSED TO THE EARTH BY ROBERT EARLE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 19


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 19

PARASITE BY NATHAN FEUERBERG, SIGNS BY HORACIO MANCILLA, COLD MOUNTAIN BY JAY RUBIN, VIRTUAL ARMY REALITY BY ELAINE LITTLE, GOLD ON THE CEILING BY GRACE CHIPPERFIELD, WITH HER EAR PRESSED TO THE EARTH BY ROBERT EARLE, SAND CASTLES BY FORREST MILLER, BECAUSE PEOPLE NEVER VISIT BY MADELEINE HARRINGTON, THE HERMANOS BROTHERS BY STEVEN MCBREARTY, OLD SONGS BY RON STAMPS, MYRTLE AVENUE BY ROBERT BOUCHERON.

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