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Iustitia has done nothing but deceive us, smash us into the dirt.

LIBRA CITY BY ANIA ALBERSKI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 113

The streets would echo with the sweet melodies of jazz trombones, open-air frying machines, rustling leaves, and neighborly chatter. Then the sirens began to cry and lights began to flash. 

Skipper was a nice kid but she was not nearly as glamorous as Barbie.

SKIPPER AND KEN VISIT BARBIE’S PAD BY STEVEN MCBREARTY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 113

Okay, Skipper said, so who is this dude you’ve got me hooked up with anyway?

The trophies represented our time together. 

LOLA BY ELLEN BURNS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 113

He engraved trophies for tee-ball championships and outstanding choral students. He would bring home a trophy with a defective engraving and ask, “Can you see it?”

We’re going to be really happy. 

ROOM FOR ERROR BY PATRICK CONNOLLY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 113

We joined a long line of international arrivals next to signs in Chinese characters and English which said: “Welcome to wait for kindness transport.”


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 113

LIBRA CITY BY ANIA ALBERSKI, SKIPPER AND KEN VISIT BARBIE’S PAD BY STEVEN MCBREARTY, ROOM FOR ERROR BY PATRICK CONNOLLY, WHY I’M GONE BY JESS CHUA, LOLA BY ELLEN BURNS, COPPER MINING THE PAST BY SCOTT ROBERTS, MAILBOX BOUNTY BY SUSAN KOUGUELL.

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