34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT

There comes a point when service has ended (roughly between 3 and 5pm).

TIMING BY EVIE MCCARTHY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11


There comes a point

when (table 21) the white part 

of the egg will be firm but 


the yolk will no longer be 

runny, when (table 8) the bacon 

is no longer crispy but instead


burnt, when (table 24) the French toast 

is no longer an acceptable

replacement for 


pancakes, when (table 5) the ambrosia salad 

has gone rancid, 


when (table 30) the difference 

between vegan and vegetarian 

is a convincing


smile, when five fat people 

will not fit at table 22, 


when the wait is…


too long, when everyone 

working is named Adam, Kelly,


Steve or Chris, when waiting

tables no longer supports a

writing/music/art/massage 


career. There comes a point

when service has ended (roughly 

between 3 and 5pm).

Tell me that you’re boycotting McDonald’s.

THE GUY DRESSED LIKE FIDEL CASTRO BY MELANIE BROWNE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

If I wasn’t married

I would take you

to a hotel

and order us both

a plate of

huevos habaneros

Probably even

get you drunk

to find out if you wear

your little green hat

when you go

to bed with women

much taller than yourself

It would be the time

to relieve yourself

of any burdens

you carry around,

to tell me that

you’re boycotting McDonald’s,

and why

everything you

own is in

a green backpack

The sun would be rising

warmer in the sky

I would barely have time

to get you back to

the airport

to catch the next flight


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 11

SO VERY GREEN BY SARA BASRAI, THE AIRSTRIP BY DAVID MILLER, DROPLETS BY AJAY VISHWANATHAN, FACELIFTS AND CIGARETTES BY DANIEL BEER, DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE BY BERNIE HAFELI, KAYA EVANESCENT BY TRISHA BHATTACHARYA, THE BIRTHDAY BY SARAH ILLIATOVITCH-GOLDMAN, BAD WEATHER BY RE GREENE, HONEY & CINNAMON BY TERESA DOVALPAGE, CATFISH BY JOE GRECO, LAST NIGHT IN PARIS BY KAT HAUSLER, FATHER’S DAY BY CHUCK BELANGER, FOR THE GUY DRESSED LIKE FIDEL CASTRO BY MELANIE BROWNE, ONE SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE SPINNING WHEEL DINER BY ROBBIE MARTIN, TIMING BY EVIE MCCARTHY, FENCE PLAYING BY COURTNEY LEIGH KIRBY.