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When it all falls away we find ourselves still alive, and so we continue.
JOSHUA DULL 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 35

JOSHUA DULL

I wanted to render some glimmer of hope. I interpreted the collapse around me to mean that existence is present and eternal behind all the things we create to distract ourselves from it. When it all falls away we find ourselves still alive, and so we continue.

Having recently graduated from the University of Central Florida, I am just truly beginning my writing career. I have had two bar reviews published in The Drunken Odyssey, have read my written work in a literary series titled There Will Be Words, and have work in Orlando’s Transit Interpretation Project and Funny in Five Hundred.

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 35 LAMPLICKER ROBERT MORGAN FISHER A FIELD OF LIGHTS JOSHUA DULL LIVING THE DREAM BRANDY MONTILIONE LEAVING SOULPORT JEFFREY FLANNERY WILD GIRL COOPER SY CHRISTMAS EVE STEVEN MCBREARTY SEMITONE SUMMER ROBERT MCKEAN

RobERT McKean

Like all my fiction, this story is set in Ganaego, a steel-mill company town in Western Pennsylvania. The characters, who appear and reappear in various stories, form a diverse ethnic, racial, and generational stew of lives and passions.

This is my second story in the 34thParallel Magazine. In Issue 27 you published Tody Was a Seven. I have also had work published in The Kenyon Review, The Chicago Review, Armchair/Shotgun, The MacGuffin, The Bacon Review, Front Range Review, Crack the Spine, and Border Crossing. robmckean.com

 

Jeffrey Flannery

Leaving Soulport takes place in the small Mississippi town where I was born and is based on two people I came to know just as their lives were changing dramatically. It is a challenging love story about a couple who found happiness together late in their lives only to have everything change in ways so cruel and so devastating that one could not predict how these lovers would cope or react.

My work has been published in The Hopper, Five2One, Ducts Journal, StoryClub Magazine, The Dark Mountain Project. I love storytelling and participate when I can at The Moth and other storytelling events.

ROBERT MORGAN FISHER

About 15 years ago I ran into Christopher Guest at McCabe’s Guitar Shop here in Los Angeles. Christopher can be very prickly and standoffish—he’s a comic genius, what can I say? He was getting his Vega Banjo refurbished for an upcoming movie. “What’s it about?” I asked. He glared at me (glared!) and muttered that it was about “folk music”.

My story Welcome to Sire’s is published in the 34thParallel Magazine Issue 26. My fiction has been published in Intrinsick Mag, Gemini Magazine, The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, 0-Dark-Thirty, The Huffington Post, Psychopomp, The Spry Literary Journal, Bluerailroad, and many other publications. I have a story coming out in the Night Shade/Skyhorse Books Iraq War anthology Deserts of Fire, and a story in the 2016 edition of Red Wheelbarrow. I’ve written for TV, radio, and film. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University where I work as a Book Coach and Writing Specialist. robertmorganfisher.com

Steven McBrearty

I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, in one of those large, loud, rollicking Catholic families typical of the 1960s. On any given day there might be games of pitch and catch in the hallway or tackle football in the back bedroom. I moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas and still live in Austin.

I have published more than 35 fiction and non-fiction pieces in a variety of literary journals including two stories in the 34thParallel Magazine, Vietnam Vets in Issue 22 and The Hermanos Brothers in Issue 19. Most recently, The Plumber was published in the Belle Reve, Turning Blue  and 62 in the Chick Lit Review, Kingston: The Lizard, The Man in Stories That Lift, The Shorthorn No. 3 in Flatman Crooked, Thanksgiving for Sex in Freight Train, Night of Hope in Concisely. Other stories have been published in The Prose Menagerie, Slugfest Ltd, Short Stories Bi-Monthly, Words of Wisdom, Nocturne Horizons, Balcones, and Carve. My short stories Christmas Day on a City Bus is published by McKinney Press. Image by Shauna Autry Photography.

COOPER SY

One voyage still in progress uniting my mythic longings with reality was being accepted to The American Film Institute (AFI) as a Directing Fellow. Foregoing reason and especially foregoing practicalities, I packed my life, including my young son, into an old Dodge convertible and crossed the continent to the dream factory.

I have been published in Wilderness House Literary Review, Petrichor Review, Montreal Review, Battered Suitcase, and Love Notes: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

It is not only form or style that makes me write, but the discovery process of the inner self.
JOANNA JEANINE SCHMIDT 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 44
My mother and I have this special connection.
MARI CASEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
I tried to fix my head, hang out with people, stop writing for a bit.
POLINA SIMAKOVA AKA AGRIPPINA DOMANSKI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 42
I am a writer because writing keeps me sane.
NATASHA NOAH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 41
I write to stay alive, to feel human.
MILENA PETROVIC 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 40
As is frequently the case, I began this story with a vague concept: in this case a story about sex.
LIZ FYNE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 39
Thoughts of gender, identity, and expectations. And Adrienne Rich poetry.
REBECCA DIMYAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 38
The poems are about the competition, jealousy, frustration, friendship, loss, and joy that all bands experience.
JOE DE PATTA 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 37
When it all falls away we find ourselves still alive, and so we continue.
JOSHUA DULL 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 35
I’m an artist because it allows me to be free.
SHANNON MARIE KELLY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 27
Words are the only tools that I even remotely know how to use.
MOURA MCGOVERN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 25
Most of my poetry deals with gang violence and the impact it has on someone's life.
KANISHKA LAMPKIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 14
I write because I’m good at it. Sure, I dress up good too.
ETKIN CAMOGLU 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 30
I want to discover, to explore what I don’t know yet.
TANIA VERHELST 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 32
When music beat me up and threw me out of the car I began to write.
DAVE MORRISON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01
I like a poem that blows itself wide open at the end.
SUSAN WHITMORE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 31
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