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BY DARCY CASEY

 

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE
ISSUE 46 SEPTEMBER 2017
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He is sitting crisscross-applesauce on the floor beside my bed, eyes wide and innocent and the gun that he is pointing at my head.

“Matthew, where did you get that?” I know that he found it between my mattress and the bed frame. “Matthew, put it down. It’s not a toy.”

His grip tightens around the gun until his knuckles turn white, and he laughs so I feel it all the way down in my bones.

“Matthew, put the goddamn gun down.”

He pulls the trigger. There’s a dull thud in my chest and I can’t breathe.

“I want to be just like you, Eric.”

I blink, and faded black ink stretches across his forehead in elaborate lettering that spells KOREAN KILLERS.

He pulls the trigger again and there’s another thud just below my throat.

“Eric, I want to be like you.” Another shot. “I want to be a part of your family.” Shot. “I want to be like you.” Shot. “Why don’t you love me?”

Shot.

 

I’m glad you’re here but please don’t ruin this.

LIKE FLEAS ON WHITE BY DARCY CASEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

Took it all away, the pain, the memories, and it was ok to die like this. Better, actually.

RITUALS BY DONNA DALLAS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

Howl like the wind howl to the stars.

GINSBERGIANS STREAM ON BY ANNETTA DEXTER SAWYER  34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

Why can’t human beings control the weather?

WHY CAN’T HUMAN BEINGS CONTROL THE WEATHER? BY ELEANOR LERMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

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