In her winning piece for Parallax’s Horror Contest, Eleonora Beran-Jahn takes us into the world of a mysterious small town where the night brings more than just the moon out. Also congratulations to Hannah Hardy whose art won first place in the Visual Art – Parallax Halloween Horror Contest.
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Samantha Dunn is the author of several non-fiction and fiction novels, including Failing Paris and Faith in Carlos Gomez: A Memoir of Salsa, Sex, and Salvation. She teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and recently taught a masterclass at Idyllwild Arts Academy. During her visit, the Parallax editors got to sit down and interview Samantha about female representation in writing, the writing process, and how to deal with criticism.
Hannah Phillips’ play describes a coroner’s experience after his family’s death.
“Another spring chicken: underdone meat, dry like chalk. She’ll learn.”
Sabrina Melendez battles gender norms in her modern twist to a heteronormative fairy tale.
Rachel Hertzberg’s “Sorry” examines the often tumultuous patches of the relationship between Mother and child. Far from simple, this poem explores many familiar feelings and evokes a strong sense of nostalgia and sympathy.
Ana Garcia experiences grown-up fairy tales in “X Marks the Dress: A Registry,” a new poetry book by Kristina Marie Darling & Carol Guess.