34THPARALLEL INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT

He didn’t even look up when she said she was going out to get some cigarettes.

MR CHIPS BY ALICE HATCHER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 36

She’d left her so-called husband on the couch, watching a Super Bowl half-time performance by some kinky little biped in spandex tights. He’d had his head so far buried in televised tits that he hadn’t noticed her going in and out of the house to load the car during the second quarter, taking breaks only to peek into the living room for an occasional glimpse of Aaron Rodgers, the only human being (certainly the only NFL quarterback) worth half a rat’s turd, from what she could tell. The miserable specimen didn’t even look up when she said she was going out to get some cigarettes. It served the son-of-a-bitch right to make his own damn supper, or at least reheat last night’s leftover tuna casserole and then spend the rest of his allotted lifespan drinking beer with his knuckle-dragging buddies (nothing against apes, who seemed cognitively advanced, relative to humans, and until sexual maturity, quite congenial). Served him right to be shit-out-of-luck in the relationship department. The human race didn’t need the likes of him reproducing, anyway.

WILLIE WAYNE WILLIAMS, PHD 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE CLARA B JONES ISSUE 36


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 36

THE BRONOWSKI BRAIN BY BARBARA L BAER, THE LANDLINE BY JOSEPH GRANTHAM, PORTRAITS BY ROBYN WEAVER, MR CHIPS BY ALICE HATCHER, WILLIE WAYNE WILLIAMS BY CLARA B JONES, A KISS IS A NEW THING BY JANE SHERWIN.