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You missed a great sunrise.

THE MISSIONARY BY JOSEPH SALING 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 67

Roger woke up when Billy Wise from the house next door came out to go to school. “Good morning, Mr Grumbee,” Billy said. “You camping out?” Roger looked up into the boy’s face but didn’t say anything. “Good morning, Boss,” Pete said. “Sleep well?” “What?” Roger asked as he sat up. “What time is it?” “I don’t know. I sold my watch. You sure missed a great sunrise. “

All she wanted was to go to her dad. 

CURE-ALL BY REBECCA BECK 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 67


Her mother was usually as stoic as her dad, but now she sank into Karen’s arms, the bulky sack between them pushed what felt like a shoebox into their thighs. And then, Karen could no longer hold her tears back. “I know this is hard for you, honey,” her mother said. 


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 67

IN A SAILOR’S EYE BY RUBAYET AKBAR, THE MISSIONARY BY JOSEPH SALING, LAST EFFORTS BY JOE MASI, F9N3-1 BY CLARA JONES, COFFEE GROUNDS BY ERROL RUBENSTEIN, MATCHES BY COLE PRAGIDES, CURE-ALL BY REBECCA BECK, ARDIS PART ONE BY LINDSAY SMITH.

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