Don’t you worry
about getting hurt?
FEMME CRIMINELLE BY EB COTENORD 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 84
Yeah. I’ve been hurt. That’s part of the job. I’ve told you that I was kidnapped. I was kidnapped by a man who repeatedly raped me and tried to kill me. He told my family they would never find my body. That’s pretty hurtful, you know?
I ran to catch my breath.
RUNNING THESE ROADS BY AMYE HARTFIELD 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 84
Then the virus hit. The world shut down. My job fell apart. I had to lay off my team. In a single day we dismissed most of the company. All the work, the synergy, the positivity evaporated. The lights shut off. The building hollowed out. Those of us who remained felt lost. I ran to catch my breath.
She had been on a water planet.
LAST CALL FOR HEAVEN BY MICHELLE ASKIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 84
She laughed and she told me she had been on one of the water planets a long time ago but could not remember when.
Reading my audiobook was
10 times scarier than writing it.
SOUND CHECK BY CHRISTIE TATE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 84
The voicing of my words was unassailable proof I wanted this. It was irrefutable proof that it was me, I put this story out into the world. It happened with my consent, my participation. The book and the audiobook were products of my ambition and my desire.