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I woke up to four missed calls from Zed. Before I could throw off the covers the phone rang again. “He’s not picking up, Felipé.” “It’s still early,” I said. “It’s Mother’s Day,” Zed said.

MOTHER’S DAY BY STEPHEN KAHN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 86

This is bonfire night.

WAITING FOR THE SIGN BY MAZI KAZEMI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 86

Margot, this is bonfire night. I spent the entirety of last summer listening to my brother and fucking Skeeter McGavin talk about Tiffany Williams flashing her fucking tits and Max Ernst setting his ass on fire. Shit, if you had listened to those two you’d think they had died and gone to heaven that night.

I wanted to nurture the plants.

THOSE PEOPLE! BY WEIYU DU 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 86

There is no reason why we shouldn’t be happy.

BECALMED AND HAPPY BY OVE HAXTHAUSEN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 86

The wisdom of unintended consequences.

TEN GOLDEN TRUTHS BY KENNETH D STEPHENS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 86


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 86

WAITING FOR THE SIGN BY MAZI KAZEMI, THOSE PEOPLE! BY WEIYU DU, BECALMED AND HAPPY BY OVE HAXTHAUSEN, MOTHER’S DAY BY STEPHEN KAHN, HONEST WORDS BY ROBIN JEFFREY, ANXIETY BY ALEXANDER BROWN, QUARANTINE AND THE TEN GOLDEN TRUTHS BY KENNETH D STEPHENS.