IN SEARCH OF SPARE CHANGE BY MARCUS A LUND 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 10
THE THING I FEAR BY KATE BUCKLEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 10
Here’s the thing I fear, my dear: I’ve lost myself
completely. Cast as I am on the sea
of your charms, lost as I am in the wake
of your arms. Sunk in sad contemplation
when electronics malfunction and I’m left
without the sound of your voice, and little
choice or compunction to do anything
other than breathe. And even that isn’t
easy these days—enlarged as my heart’s become,
pressing down on my lungs. Even my ribs
resound at the sound of your name or the
delicate etch of your electronic texts:
You confound me. (And this isn’t just sex.)
Here’s the thing I fear, my dear: I’m in love.
MARCUS A LUND
has been writing fiction and poetry that he hopes “points out the absurdity that comes with the truth”. In high school, Marcus was awarded the Creative Writer of the Year Award. Marcus has tried his hand at many trades, all the while writing on the side. He has written dozens of stories. He is working on his first novel. He graduated with a BA in English from Portland State University, Oregon, in the United States. He lives with his partner, violinist Stella Roshi-Moles, and their dog, Iris.
lives in Louisville where he teaches Sunday school, makes jigsaw puzzles, writes stories, and reconciles balance sheets. He was previously published in Noneuclidean Café and has begun a new project at epic-puzzle.com.
has written two books of poetry, A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press, 2008) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach, 2009). Two poems in Follow Me Down are Pushcart Prize nominees. Recent poems have been published in Shenandoah, North American Review, and Bellingham Review. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, Buckley lives in Laguna Beach, Southern California, US, with her spaniel, Murphycat. She is finishing an MFA in poetry at Spalding University. KateBuckley.com
is a psychology graduate of Georgia Southern University. He tells us he enjoys reviewing music, writing in lowercase, and asking questions. When he is not researching human navigation in virtual environments, he is working on completing his first collection of short stories. tdaniel16 at gmail dot com
is a journalist and non-fiction writer. His writing has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been published in Time Out, Dazed & Confused, Stern, GQ, FHM, Arena, Playboy, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Politiken, Berlingske Tidene, Ud og Se. alanemmins.com, editred.com.
lives with his wife and two daughters. Falo’s stories are published in Skive Magazine, Delivered, Mississippi Crow, Bottom of the World, Cantaraville, Joyful!, Skyline Review, First Edition, Foliate Oak Review, Oak Bend Review, Four Branches Press, The View From Here, and many others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
was born and schooled in Chicago, United States, and married Peruvian Lucia Ungaro de Zevallos. He says he learned Spanish well enough to pass for a Chilean in Argentina, and an Argentinian in Chile. He visited all the pre-Columbian ruins in South America and began to see things no one had ever seen before, like that Mochica Indian writing in Peru was ancient Lebanese. He is 78 with 102 books published, mostly poetry, four on archaeology, and 30 novels in his bookcase waiting to be discovered and made into movies.
is a 36-year-old single mother to a five-year-old boy. She works as an editor for Juta Legalbrief in Durban, South Africa. Frost has been writing poetry for 14 years, and has an MA in English Literature, including a module in Creative Writing, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has been published in various South African journals and some in the United States. She is working towards her first anthology.
JEFFREY ALLAN HANSON
worked for years as a laborer, a cement worker, a roofer, a janitor, and a security guard. He joined the Navy and spent six years travelling to ports-of-call across the Western Pacific. He studied literature at San Diego and finished with an MA in American Lit, then after teaching at Ohio prisons for a dozen years, he took a Doctorate in Creative Writing at Ohio University. He teaches English studies at Hocking College in southeastern Ohio, United States, and lives a quiet life with his wife, Marilyn, and three dogs. His writing has been published in Blood Orange, The Houston Literary Review, and Forge.
ublished a novella, Bennett Riley, and her poetry has been published in The Furnace Review, The Literary Bohemian, Ya’Sou Literary Magazine, and Cicada Magazine.
is a writer of novels, short stories, poetry, and, he says, many notes on scraps of paper. After years of playing guitar in rock & roll bars in Boston (the Trademarks and True Blue) and NYC (the Juke Savages), he now lives in coastal Maine, United States. Dave’s poetry and short stories have been published in FRiGG, Thieves Jargon, Rattle,Void, Rumble, Mad Hatters Review, His fifth poetry collection Black Boat Black Water Black Sand was recently published by Moon Pie Press.
has published a novella, Bennett Riley, and her poetry has been published in The Furnace Review, The Literary Bohemian, Ya’Sou Literary Magazine, and Cicada Magazine.
has just written a memoir, My Year of Ex-Husbands and Other Strangers, as well as a companion book of poems, Endings Are Only Beginnings in Disguise. Her poetry books include The Ex-Files, Lovers Never Die, and Geometry of Dreams. She has had more than 200 poems published in poetry journals and anthologies. Nightingale is a Senior English professor at Broward College, South Campus, Hollywood, Florida, United States.
says she paints from everyday experiences. “The most mundane things can make a beautiful painting.” She paints and lives in Philadelphia, and is the author and illustrator of children’s books, The Vegetarian Lion, and Oh Sweet Child of Mine. Her art features in cable television SYFY’s Warehouse 13, and in the movie The Roommate, starring: Leighton Meester. Her work is exhibited in galleries in the US and in several websites including her own, StudioArtworks.com.
lives and writes in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. In 2004, his novella, Jake With a Snarly Smile On His Chops, was published by Independence Jones (Australia). In 2006 World Audience (US) published his short story anthology, Her Mouth Looked Like a Cat’s Bum. In 2008, his book of poetry, Cats Creep the Fire to Art, was published by World Audience. Ward is shopping around his latest collection of short stories, John F Kennedy Lives in the Future! He dreams of writing the great Australian novel, and failing that, the great American one. He is also the publisher of Skive Magazine (2003 - 2010), and the CEO of both publishing houses, Skive Magazine Press and Mary Celeste Press.
is a second-year student in MA English/MFA Creative Writing at Chapman University, Orange County, California, US, and holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US. She says the combination of these degrees will undoubtedly render her highly employable. Whittinghill is working on a collection of short stories and a chapbook of poems.