It’s just like a photo, we think.
THE FLATNESS OF HYPER-REALISM BY ALLISON RICHARDS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 110
We viewers cannot paint perfect figures, so we don’t make art. We don’t have the time, so we don’t make art. We watch a video on TikTok and the end result looks more real than our goddamn reflection in the mirror, and so we don’t make art.
We’re all pretending to be Michelle Branch.
ON MICHELLE BRANCH BY ERIC FARWELL 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 110
We are happy, and in that happiness we are free to be rock stars as we jump around laughing, holding hands, and forgetting we’re not infinite.
He’s going to have to introduce himself right now.
JOHN AND PABLO MEET THEIR NEIGHBORS BY ELEANOR LERMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 110
He’d told himself many times that he should move, that he didn’t belong in this kind of neighborhood any more.
He asked me if I wanted to meet the old lady.
DOLL DANCE BY CHARLES ARNIM 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 110
Seen from a distance of only a few feet, it was a human. A woman. All it lacked was to be made of flesh and bone, then imbued with the spark of life.
34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 110
THE FLATNESS OF HYPER-REALISM BY ALLISON RICHARDS, LOVE STORY BY LESLIE BOHEM, DOLL DANCE BY CHARLES ARNIM, JOHN AND PABLO MEET THEIR NEIGHBORS BY ELEANOR LERMAN, ON MICHELLE BRANCH BY ERIC FARWELL.