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This time, dammit, she was going to vote no matter what.

DEMOCRACY BY JOHN ALLISON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 75

She was waiting on the bench at the bus stop a half-hour early. The bus stopped just past the bench and Waterloo saw on the back a pasty, pink, grinning man with perfect teeth shouting in a cartoon bubble, VOTE! IT’S YOUR RIGHT! IT’S YOUR DUTY! As Waterloo made her way to the bus door, walking carefully along the sidewalk to avoid the large cracks and stumbling and falling on her face, she mumbled, “Sure thing, you old fart.”

You will experience an electric shift.

HOROSCOPE BY JEAN COLONOMOS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 75

This year is your rebirth, you, golden hinges, brassy others, and even you dull-like-pewter ones. You will experience an electric shift as many “yeses” appear in your sign. Warrior planet Mars is retrograde for the next four months. His influence wanes giving you the courage to lay down the sword of out-dated convictions. Your motto has been, “If I want something done well, I have to do it myself.” Now the universe has your back. It’s bringing you into contact with like-minded people who support you one hundred per cent. My six-year-old granddaughter announces: “Nana, when you’re one hundred, you’re going to like everything.”

I dare not show my face because if the others knew, I would never get out.

THE ROOKERY BY BRANDON LEWIS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 75

Sand is a prisoner of a shore.

WHEN GOD FOUND MATH, SIDES BY AIDA BODE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 75


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 75

GOOD SHABBOS BY GERARD SARNAT, TWO STRAY DOGS BY PETER WALDOR, DEMOCRACY BY JOHN ALLISON, HOROSCOPE BY JEAN COLONOMOS, THE ROOKERY BY BRANDON LEWIS, PURE BY JANET DOGGETT, WHEN GOD FOUND MATH BY AIDA BODE.