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I am in Paris spilling gin, clinking cracked porcelain teacups.

AU REVOIR BY SHANNON MARIE KELLY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 27

It was supposed to be a day trip, but you never knew. Robert, obsessed with the film Black Hawk Down, lectured Jason constantly about preparedness whenever they left the base—those guys thought it was a quick afternoon jaunt, and look at what happened to them! CHARIKAR BY JOSHUA FOUST 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 27

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 27

LUST FOR ORDER:
STANLEY KUBRICK

GRAHAM DASELER

CHARIKAR

JOSHUA FOUST

WOLVES

AMBER HILL

AU REVOIR

SHANNON MARIE KELLY

AWAKENING

GABRIELLE MANFREDI

TODY WAS A SEVEN

ROBERT MCKEAN

Nasreen was standing and smoking on the corner right in the nook of the curve of the road. Somehow, even though she was only assigned to Jason’s advisory team part time, Nasreen managed to know where he was headed. Their chance encounters on the street happened so often, Jason no longer thought them weird; he just accepted them as one of the surrealities that life in Bagram imposes. He’d play off his insecurities with a joke, sometimes a flirtatious one, but Jason was always a bit ill at ease for Nasreen. She just didn’t quite add up to him.

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