34THPARALLEL INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT

Why don’t you love me?

TRIGGER HAPPY BY KAYLA BACKER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

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.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

GINSBERGIANS STREAM ON BY ANNETTA DEXTER SAWYER, TRIGGER HAPPY BY KAYLA BACKER, DOMINOES BY LISA MARIE PEREZ, RITUALS BY DONNA DALLAS, WHY CAN’T HUMAN BEINGS CONTROL THE WEATHER? BY ELEANOR LERMAN, EVEN BY JENNIFER WHEELOCK, LIKE FLEAS ON WHITE BY DARCY CASEY.