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FORSAKEN: My Years as an Employee of a Dysfunctional Haunted House  photo
October 31, 2016 | Nonfiction

FORSAKEN: My Years as an Employee of a Dysfunctional Haunted House 

Amanda McNeil

Buck did a good job making his team compete with one another. Within our haunt family we had our own caste system. If you pleased Buck you were given spooky haunt nickname like Blade or Slash. A haunt name was a status symbol, and typically after you earned one you were given a baseball cap with your new haunt name and the logo on it. Buck gave me a haunt name, Forsaken, but I never got a hat.

Clowns Weren't Creepy in 1921 photo
October 31, 2016 | Poetry

Clowns Weren't Creepy in 1921

Rolf Potts

But life was good for clowns back then

How to Live Life photo
October 30, 2016 | Sunday Comics

How to Live Life

Anthony Veasna So

You Want it Darker photo
October 29, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

You Want it Darker

Micah Ling

Leonard Cohen was untouchable. I’m not a fan of poems about poetry—or at least, I’ve never been able to pull it off—and that’s all Cohen is. Poetry. 

Two Poems photo
October 28, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Aubrey Ryan

Trump & A Syllabus of Goals To gift you the stink of goats. To gift you bright whey. To neon-bright your mouth with... more

Girls Love Circles photo
October 27, 2016 | Fiction

Girls Love Circles

Kenta Maniwa

The blonde girl I liked made a scooping motion with her hands while saying things like ‘it’s not even that late’ and ‘come on, come on’ and ‘it’ll be soooo much fun’ and ‘let’s go you fucking piece of shit.’

Two Poems photo
October 26, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lucy Wainger

Portrait, with Negative Space Running faucet, orange light hollow as a pill bottle, images submerged in a bath of chemicals,... more

Only The Real Crazies Paint photo
October 25, 2016 | Fiction

Only The Real Crazies Paint

Elizabeth Green

My friend takes caffeine pills between classes and shakes in the bathroom, on the floor under the sinks.

Alexander Hamilton: a review of George Washington by Adam Fitzgerald photo
October 25, 2016 | Nonfiction

Alexander Hamilton: a review of George Washington by Adam Fitzgerald

Sam Farahmand

I am reading a poem called “George Washington” in a book of poems called George Washington in a bar called The Library in the Lower East Side of Manhattan where I am spending my last twelve dollars on four beers and my last four dollars on tipping the bartender because happy hour still hasn't started.

Did You Hear That? photo
October 25, 2016 | Fiction

Did You Hear That?

Benjamin Woodard

Okay, so there’s that sound again, and you know it isn’t Tommy or Lindsey trying to scare you, because they’ve been asleep for over an hour and you’re certain the sound is coming from the basement

Five Poems photo
October 24, 2016 | Poetry

Five Poems

Katie Mertz

Tiny Evolutions okay so let’s talk about the exes we mythologize for the wrong reasons   like leave a... more

Home photo
October 24, 2016 | Fiction

Home

Tanner Lee

I kissed Jesus up the neck until his hearing aid caught my gums like a chicken bone.

Two Poems photo
October 21, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Daniel Bailey

MONUMENT YOU SPECIFY IN YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT “BURY ME WHERE I STAND” SO THEY REMOVE A CHUNK OF TILES FROM THE... more

Disappearing photo
October 20, 2016 | Fiction

Disappearing

Emily Flouton

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time playing Candy Crush Saga on the old iPhone Jan gave me while watching TV.

Demon photo
October 19, 2016 | movie reviews

Demon

Sean Kilpatrick

Poland = Michigan

Three Poems photo
October 19, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

A.N. Lawrence

Class Aves Anyone that ever heard the call of the Rodrigues Solitaire is long dead, but its name is trapped in... more

Gifted and Talented photo
October 18, 2016 | Fiction

Gifted and Talented

Alice Kaltman

Nell did not consider herself a thief. All sixteen lovely pups were better off in her care. She kept them in a large house with a sprawling yard, surrounded by a sturdy fence.

Something You Love photo
October 17, 2016 | Fiction

Something You Love

Shelby Hinte

The items on the list had come to her at random as she washed a dish or plucked a hair from her chin or put gas in the car.

Two Poems photo
October 17, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Richard Prins

On Miracles Jesus trained a dolphin to swim up under him and lift him over the waves. Jesus wanted to show everyone his... more

Author: The JT Leroy Story photo
October 17, 2016 | movie reviews

Author: The JT Leroy Story

Sean Kilpatrick

piss you one cleaner than your trackshoes, say i / sex toys on lease to i / houses for my centipede, ow / coke that asshole into skinny fleece / clean up with her spate, guy / suck stray dogs in the cock wound, i / lick what your god's got, why / imma mafuckun star boi

The Lucky Texan photo
October 16, 2016 | Sunday Comics

The Lucky Texan

John Peacock

An Interview with Amy Gustine  photo
October 14, 2016 | Interview

An Interview with Amy Gustine 

Michael Deagler

Within its pages, the reader is invited to discover those wondrous things that only great short fiction can offer: an abbreviated window into disparate lives, intense and intricate moments of distress and disclosure, completely self-contained and executed in twenty-five pages or less (Deagler on Gustine's Collection).

Five Poems photo
October 14, 2016 | Poetry

Five Poems

Kien Lam

Asian Pen Name* Mine is Kien, which is useful in cases where I need to prove I am who I say I am, like the time a... more

Oaxaca Smack and Space Gladiators photo
October 13, 2016 | Fiction

Oaxaca Smack and Space Gladiators

Jackson Bliss

Even his sacred biosphere (of anime, video games, Oedipal and teen porn, poststructuralist psychobabble, and grad school fellowships) can’t save him from the critical intervention of the collapsing world.

Three Poems photo
October 12, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tyler Kline

Dear Katie The movie we watched the night you told me you were leaving your husband for a girl with skin rough as a... more

Fun Person photo
October 11, 2016 | Fiction

Fun Person

Deirdre Coyle

He removed a wad of fabric from under the bed, pulling on boxers and an Anthrax t-shirt. I winced at the Anthrax logo—I knew better than to fuck guys into thrash metal—too late now.

Four Poems photo
October 10, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Christine Gosnay

Being There Describing my body is easy because I do not know what it looks like. From above, I imagine my face when it... more

Smoothie Guru photo
October 10, 2016 | Fiction

Smoothie Guru

Erin McIntosh

I wondered what my mother would say about the gun, and then I wondered it out loud. M gave me a look I was too worn out to interpret.

22, A Million photo
October 8, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

22, A Million

Micah Ling

22, A Million Bon Iver Label: Jagjaguwar Released: September 30, 2016 Length: 10 songs, 34 minutes   The first... more

Two Poems photo
October 7, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Bud Smith

Red Teeth Left work early to meet delivery peeps at my building. 100 weeks ago we ordered a couch. Tell ya, I've never seen... more