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Interview with Meredith Alling photo
March 29, 2017 | Interview

Interview with Meredith Alling

Gregory Lee Sullivan

What I like most about the story is that the grossness makes way for the sadness.

Ben Meets Girl after Jet Crash II photo
March 29, 2017 | Fiction

Ben Meets Girl after Jet Crash II

Lex Sonne

There are jars of herbs in 100-proof vodka on a shelf in the kitchen.

Ben Meets Girl after Jet Crash I photo
March 28, 2017 | Fiction

Ben Meets Girl after Jet Crash I

Lex Sonne

Mary told Ben she was afraid of the ghost in her house. 

Shitstorm photo
March 27, 2017 | Nonfiction

Shitstorm

Melissa Moorer

Now Dad would have to drive us to Mom’s in the shit-mobile, which probably wouldn’t start even if he could get the car doors open. Cows were standing pinned between the car and the wall and the doors had been frozen shut since the storm even without all the extra ice and frozen manure. Dad had tried pouring boiling water over the handles days ago, but the doors only worked while the handle was still too hot then froze solid again, worse than before. 

Two Poems photo
March 27, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Christen Noel

In hopes of rain, we laid our bodies south 

Honey Mustard photo
March 24, 2017 | Nonfiction

Honey Mustard

Michael Fischer

He could kill me right now. I’m rail-thin, depression rotting the muscle off me since I got here. He’s big and strong and calls himself Faheem.

Four Poems photo
March 23, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Russell Brakefield

Driving, we saw a shepherd swollen to the shoulder and I told her it was a deer. 

Two Poems photo
March 22, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rosebud Ben-Oni

Signals When dead whales wash up on your shores, it's not your insult to heaven, nor your fifteen-      ... more

Interview with Lauren Grodstein  photo
March 21, 2017 | Interview

Interview with Lauren Grodstein 

Rob Volansky

Grodstein is the author of four previous books, including the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything. She was kind enough to answer some of my questions regarding OUR SHORT HISTORY, out now from Algonquin Books.

The Drive photo
March 20, 2017 | Fiction

The Drive

Brendan Mathews

The parents come home tired, they come home smiling, they come home angry, they come home drunk.

Two poems photo
March 20, 2017 | Poetry

Two poems

Emily Pinkerton

That night in April. / That other night in April. 

Three Poems photo
March 17, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Brandi Kalicki

soliciting chimps / in the shit cage

Severance photo
March 16, 2017 | Nonfiction

Severance

Jason Metz

There are meetings in places that come disguised as something else.

Get Out / John Wick 2 photo
March 15, 2017 | movie reviews

Get Out / John Wick 2

Sean Kilpatrick

Honoring AV Club's restraining order against me from this day forward

Dear Editor: poems photo
March 14, 2017 | Poetry

Dear Editor: poems

Wheeler Light

Dear Editor,         or         Owl Attached... more

Good Touch, Bad Touch photo
March 13, 2017 | Fiction

Good Touch, Bad Touch

Thomas Kearnes

Shane said I needed to be more social, network with the other teachers. I told him it was pointless.

A Cure for Wellness photo
March 13, 2017 | movie reviews

A Cure for Wellness

Sean Kilpatrick

“I look forward to the time when I shall refuse to learn another thing, having accumulated errors enough.” Charles Fort

Autocorrect photo
March 12, 2017 | Sunday Comics

Autocorrect

Marta Balcewicz

Below the Chandelier photo
March 10, 2017 | Fiction

Below the Chandelier

Derick Dupre

He can’t respond to the man addressing him as Mr. Sport because he can’t talk, his tongue has been mangled, somewhat ineptly, and he sees the hilarity in this, being tortured by inept torturers, as another larger silent gentleman’s behind him, but if it weren’t him in the chair, if it were someone else and he was watching, he might be amused by these two dilettantes practicing the art of torture.

HInterland Transmissions: AIDS on a Toothbrush photo
March 10, 2017 | Nonfiction

HInterland Transmissions: AIDS on a Toothbrush

Steve Anwyll

It's the middle of winter. My last submission was rejected with good cause. It went a little off the deep end.

Three Poems photo
March 9, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Patrick Kindig

& spread / my arms out / like a giant squid

So Your Employer Offered You a Pronoun Button photo
March 8, 2017 | Nonfiction

So Your Employer Offered You a Pronoun Button

Kelly Magee

Congratulations! Your employer is an open-minded, inclusive institution that has discovered a method to ensure the comfort of their gender non-conforming employees, and that method is buttons.

From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah photo
March 7, 2017 | Jukebox Happy Hour

From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah

Kristine Brown

From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Nirvana Label: DGC Released: October 1st, 1996 Length: 17 songs, 54... more

Three Poems photo
March 6, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Erika Jo Brown

I want to be a zygote again. / I want to be a dumb plant.

The Prophet photo
March 5, 2017 | Sunday Comics

The Prophet

Janelle Garcia and Lisette Alonso

 

The Ugly Woman photo
March 3, 2017 | Fiction

The Ugly Woman

Laura Adamczyk

The woman sat on the train wrapped tightly in her coat. She stared at herself in the window and eyed the other passengers.

Second-Worst Death photo
March 2, 2017 | Nonfiction

Second-Worst Death

Brittany Hailer

In my grandmother’s bed, I put on her old night gown. 

Speech Therapy  photo
March 1, 2017 | Fiction

Speech Therapy 

Richard Johnston

My therapist’s name was Sean. I remember that most of all because it was easy for me to say. The sound sh never caused trouble. I could curse or tell people to shut up all day long. But es caused a world of trouble.