OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE BY TIAARA ANDERSON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 66
KOYAANISQATSI BY ANAMYN TUROWSKI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 66
I hitchhiked to my abortion. I didn’t think it through. Did I want a baby? Did I want an abortion? I filled out the paperwork and said my mother was picking me up afterwards, all I needed to do was call. I figured I’d call the time when I was done and then tell the clinic people I was to go outside. Traffic was bad, my mother hated to park on Santa Monica Boulevard. I had it planned out.
It would’ve worked if I didn’t feel so damn crappy afterwards. It was like the worst period I’d ever had.
During the procedure I stared at the word scribbled on a blackboard across from me. Koyaanisqatsi. What the heck does that mean, I’d asked the tech. “It’s Hopi. It means life out of balance or something close to that,” she said.
THE INJURY BY SUNSHINE BARBITO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 66
My dad was a famous rock star. People literally clawed at one another to get to him, he signed guitars and posters and still loved Mom and only her until the accident, the injury. And now this is his life. Married to some kid who can’t do anything right.
MATCH.COM® BY CLARA JONES 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 66
RIVER BABBLE BY JULIUS FERRARO 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 66