It’s not hard to be happy.
NOT HARD BY KIRSTEN JONES NEFF 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 08
Remember that life is funny. It is also a gift. Life is a funny gift.
Tell me what you see in your mind’s eye.
HEALING BY ALEXANDER CARPENTER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 08
“Tell me what you see,” the healer woman said. “Tell me what you see in your mind’s eye.”
“Falstaff,” my brother said.
“Falstaff?” she asked.
“It’s from Shakespeare,” I told the woman.
“I know it’s from Shakespeare,” she whispered, as if to not disrupt the flow of energy. “I just don’t know if it counts as a word.”
INNERSPACE BY DAVID W LANDRUM 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 08
She almost laughed at him. She said it might be nice but she needed to go.
She lives for this.
SPEED OF LIGHT BY HELEN SILVERSTEIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 08
Angelina reaches for her pack of cigarettes and pulls the lighter plug. She likes that red glow, the feel of the smoke filling her lungs, the feel of her strength as she blows all that smoke out through her nose, blows out all that shit from the day and guns the car a bit more.