PARALLEL PARKING BY SACHA MOORE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 62
“Why do you care so much?” Mike would ask me. “What does she have that you want?” I’m not sure I could have articulated it. I tried to tell him how she seemed above the rest of us, yet mysterious, perhaps hiding some secret pain. Mike said I had too much imagination and turned on the television.
LOOK UP BY CASIMIR GRABOWSKI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 62
She walked into the elevator, an ethereal millennial with coffee in hand, earbuds in, and limitless data delivering her a steady stream of dopamine. She pressed the button for her floor without looking up. Hello? I wanted to say. Please help me! My phone is broke!
CARYVILLE, TN BY WA REED 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 62
Let’s assume for a moment
you’re barreling through Caryville, Tennessee
when you spot a sushi bar along Highway 116
to be precise, situated right next door to The Liquor Barn
showcasing Climax moonshine, bathtub gin, & The White Dog.
Now picture this documented in an aging photo album
the images, originally captured in color with a Polaroid
but over time faded to a sort of opaque-ish patina
one image showing families gathered there, and another
your reflection in the blue-black plate-glass.