34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT

Don’t you let nothing, and I mean nothing, happen to her, you hear?

INDONESIA JAZZ BY ASPEN GAINER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 22

She had brought along her saxophone that night, as she did once in a blue moon. Her singing voice was tired, she had said. These were the shows I loved the most but the patrons didn’t pay no mind to her sax tunes—she wasn’t no Coltrane, you see. But Indonesia had one special song that she would do—Nina Simone’s Since I Fell for You. That song hit home like a fist. Every time I heard it, felt like my heart was being snared and slapped like a drum.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 22

15 POUNDS BY SAM POLK, IS POETRY DEAD? BY DAVE MORRISON, THE WIFE AND THE PIANO TEACHER BY UTE CARSON, VIETNAM VETS BY STEVEN MCBREARTY, MAXIMUM FIDELITY BY CARLY PLANK, SOON WE’LL BE DEAD BY JOSH FLEMING, INFLECTION BY AK KULSHRESHTH.