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Tilt

Tilt explores a taboo subject seen through the eyes of a small boy. Ashira Shirali uses a childlike voice to depict the hard realism within the piece.

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Parallax Fiction and Poetry Scholarship Contest

Win a $25,000 scholarship to study Creative Writing at Idyllwild Arts Academy!

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Sea Cucumber

Read about Alexandra Lewis’s narrator’s discussion of cucumbers with her therapist in the short story, “Sea Cucumber.”

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Sunday Dinner

Fiora Elbers-Tibbits describes the cliché Sunday dinner in her brutally honest and satirical prose piece, “Sunday Dinner.”

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Robin the Noble

Sabrina Melendez battles gender norms in her modern twist to a heteronormative fairy tale.

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Oh Writers, Writers

Ana Garcia explores the desperation of writer’s block in her beautiful and comical Non-fiction piece, “Oh Writers, Writers.”

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The Enchanted Family Forest

Erin Breen’s short story “The Enchanted Family Forest” explores the decay of a family and its patriarch.

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Warm Smoke in November

Luis is a sophomore at IAA, the Parallax poetry editor, and in this piece he explores a love story in the month of November.

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He Who is Birthed from Suicide’s Loins

Devin Debowski, a 17-year-old studying 3-D art at Idyllwild Arts Academy, delves into the dark with this collection of vignettes, poems, and items.

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The Rebellion

This flash fiction piece written by Anna Mayer, winner of the Short Shorts Contest, pinpoints the irony of what we hold as historical artifact.

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