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WHIPTAIL UTOPIA BY CHASE EDWARDS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 26

Before the hike one of my students ran her fingers through her tangled, blonde California-girl hair, looked at the rock formation ahead of us, batted her eyelashes at me and announced, “I’m from Malibu. I don’t walk!” Then, she stuck out her bottom lip looking for sympathy—a splotch of marshmallow from last night’s campfire caked her tan cheeks, and dirt and mustard coated her designer jeans.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 26

SEVEN DISTRACTIONS BY SUSAN BRUCE, ROTTEN VACATIONS BY JOHN M EDWARDS, WHIPTAIL UTOPIA BY CHASE EDWARDS, WELCOME TO SIRE’S BY ROBERT MORGAN FISHER, YOU GO YOUR WAY (AND I’LL GO MINE) BY PD FLETCHER, MELODY BY ALICE KALTMAN, GAMER GIRL BY NICKI SCHUMACHER, TWO LIES IN THE TELLING BY JODI TEITEL, TINFOIL STARS BY UMA DWIVEDI, LAWN CONCERT BY CHRISTINA YU.