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Grandma makes egg mcmuffins 

and lets us watch R-rated movies.

SINGLE MOMS HAVE COZY APARTMENTS BY SE DIAMOND 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 99

Since Jennifer’s mom is a biker and goes out a lot, Jennifer usually stays at her grandmother’s house where she can have a more stable childhood. I love sleeping over there because her grandma makes egg mcmuffins and lets us watch R-rated movies.

He’s a beautiful, lovely boy. He’s welcome any time.

CHRISTOPHER FINDS HOME BY KEVIN LAVEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 99

That’s a beautiful cat. He’s got a lot of personality. He comes and visits me up on my deck.

I am but working hard to feel alive.

VAGABOND HEART BY MARYANNE CHRISANT 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 99

Alone in a cold train station, going where? Do you know?


I wondered if Dreadlocks would recognize the trap. 

AUTO-FLASHES BY PETER STINE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 99

As the game moved along both of us chucked our chess-book tactics for bare-knuckle combat. He played with an erratic, intuitive intelligence. “Mothafuck!” he cried out.

I keep my head down.

EVERY MINUTE, EVERY HOUR BY EVAN LITTLE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 99

I fight off the negative thoughts. But we keep going right? Through the nightmares, the fake smiles and laughs, we keep going, because the alternative is just letting them win.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 99

SINGLE MOMS HAVE COZY APARTMENTS BY SE DIAMOND, VAGABOND HEART BY MARYANNE CHRISANT, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY HOUR BY EVAN LITTLE, I THINK I’M PANSEXUAL BUT— BY ELLIE PRUSKO, AUTO-FLASHES BY PETER STINE, CHRISTOPHER FINDS HOME BY KEVIN LAVEY.

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