34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT

You are the most fierce creature I have ever seen.

FALCON RIPS ORION FROM THE SKY ASHLEY INGUANTA 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 37

At school I wore my warrior house-paint tattoos. On a day I painted the lines extra thick, the new kid Eric sat next to me in English class.  I liked his T-shirt, bow tie and acid-wash jeans pinned on the seams with cufflinks.  He tapped his pencil, passed me a note. It said you are the most fierce creature I have ever seen.  After school we stayed out late and watched the falcons swoop in the blue-black desert sky.  I pointed to the one I knew would kill first.  And when it did, Eric said teach me how to feel the world’s strings.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 37

HERE I STAND BY UTE CARSON, EVERY ROCK BAND BY JOE DE PATTA, A FALCON RIPS ORION FROM THE SKY BY ASHLEY INGUANTA, THE COURIER BY WILLIAM MASTERS, LEGACY BY JUDY L MANDEL.