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two poems photo
July 31, 2018 | Poetry

two poems

Kristen Rouisse

BEFORE LIFT OFF

Before the plane’s wheels begin spooling air
in an act of contrition 

as if to... more

The Most Logical Scramble Imaginable photo
July 31, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Most Logical Scramble Imaginable

Michael Mungiello

These days writers are obsessed with themselves and once upon a time they were exactly the same way, obsessed with... more

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed with Poems: Cracker Barrel photo
July 30, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed with Poems: Cracker Barrel

Danny Caine

All day I look forward to hours of empty house
then I’m there and the whole place itches. I go
not home but the place that tries so hard to feel like it.

Lithophile photo
July 30, 2018 | Fiction

Lithophile

Jono Naito

When my partner finds a stone she likes, she shares its burden with me. She never seems to have a place to keep them.

How to Have Sex on Other Planets: Venus photo
July 29, 2018 | Sunday Comics

How to Have Sex on Other Planets: Venus

Dolan Morgan

You're Being Followed photo
July 27, 2018 | Fiction

You're Being Followed

Andrew P. Heath

You notice you’re being followed. Headlights in the rearview mirror—though they all look the same, these seem somehow familiar, like a pair of eyes you’ve seen in a dream.

How Vanilla Became White photo
July 27, 2018 | Nonfiction

How Vanilla Became White

Deborah Thompson

A spoonful of vanilla ice cream crosses oceans of history. Hold that dollop on the back of your tongue.  Consider.

Today,... more

Two Poems photo
July 26, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Terrence Abrahams

reasons why my father sent me a picture of a dead coyote

to start a conversation

to assuage my... more

Asynchronous, or, Damn You, Tinder photo
July 26, 2018 |

Asynchronous, orDamn You, Tinder

Josef Kuhn

Asynchronous
Or,
Damn You, Tinder
In Which
A Mobile Dating App Provides Reminding that
We Are All of Us the... more

Vision Quest photo
July 25, 2018 | Fiction

Vision Quest

James R. Gapinski

They snort cocaine in the bathroom and talk about transferring to Pratt or Parsons or Columbia. They talk about how they’ll become famous designers or fashion models or authors in New York City. 

An Act of Faith photo
July 25, 2018 | Nonfiction

An Act of Faith

Will McMillan

“God is good!” my uncle Albert chanted, and his congregation agreed in full force.

YES! AMEN! YES GOD, AMEN!

“God is willing to... more

Shitcanned: My Parallel Year with Hillary Clinton (ftg. Bradley Whitford) photo
July 24, 2018 | Nonfiction

Shitcanned: My Parallel Year with Hillary Clinton (ftg. Bradley Whitford)

Amanda McNeil

My sister once told me if you clench your butt cheeks together you won’t cry, a tip she learned from a hairdresser. I took a deep breath and went back to my office with my boss, squeezing my ass cheeks as tight I as could. 

two poems photo
July 24, 2018 | Poetry

two poems

Brittney Scott

Please Hold

I’m patiently unraveling
on the phone while the automated service
explains overdraft... more

Transitory photo
July 23, 2018 | Fiction

Transitory

Elizabeth Green

The more time spent at the sunglasses booth, the more willing you are to endure pain and suffering just to feel human again.

USB Port photo
July 20, 2018 | Fiction

USB Port

Kate Axelrod

Peter wakes up first and texts me, hi baby, hi boo, hi honey pie.

one poem photo
July 20, 2018 | Poetry

one poem

Eugenia Francis

First Week of April, Los Angeles
(as transcribed from the iCalendar “what really happened”)

1
got... more

Hell's Kitchen, 1993 photo
July 19, 2018 | Fiction

Hell's Kitchen, 1993

Matt Basiliere

And it was at that moment—seeing that light and realizing that other people were together in the world in that very same light while he was in an alley watching himself on TV—that he finally felt something: an overwhelming, honest and simple sense of sadness that felt like a beautiful release.

Baptism photo
July 19, 2018 | Nonfiction

Baptism

Savannah Brooks

At eighteen I got two stars tattooed on my ankle. I used to tell people a variety of stories: they were falling stars, they were the stars from... more

It Matters What You Call A Thing photo
July 19, 2018 | Nonfiction

It Matters What You Call A Thing

Tariq al Haydar

The following is either a CONFESSION or a LIE or a LITERARY EXPERIMENT. Choose Your Own Adventure. If you would like... more

Work/Life Balance photo
July 18, 2018 | Fiction

Work/Life Balance

Jenn Stroud Rossmann

The trouble began with the intern’s new coffee pot.

two poems  photo
July 17, 2018 | Poetry

two poems 

Hanna M. Owens

1. A poem about desire

a man in the airport looking at women
ponytails and leggings
how combustible... more

Is Your Sauce Broken Completely? photo
July 17, 2018 | Fiction

Is Your Sauce Broken Completely?

Maria Alejandra Barrios

“Look,” Daniel paused and took a sip of water, “I was going to introduce you to my mother. And I realized I wasn’t ready. And then I thought, when will I be ready? When would it be a good time?

two poems photo
July 16, 2018 | Poetry

two poems

Ethan Evans

mirror

an estimated 52% of internet traffic
is composed of bots & i am in love
with everyone i... more

Kurt Cobain Doesn't Know Much Of Anything photo
July 16, 2018 | Nonfiction

Kurt Cobain Doesn't Know Much Of Anything

Michael Stutz

What I've written here is, of course, something that Kurt Cobain will never know. On April 8, the discovery... more

Magical Realism, Act III photo
July 15, 2018 | Sunday Comics

Magical Realism, Act III

Nora Canby and TJ Murray

"Talkin' Bout Practice": March Madness photo
July 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

"Talkin' Bout Practice": March Madness

Alyssa Oursler

This wasn’t supposed to be an essay.

Things in my Room: The Bunting photo
July 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

Things in my Room: The Bunting

Martha Grover

I became obsessed with the idea of bunting. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I wanted to make my own.

five poems photo
July 12, 2018 | Poetry

five poems

will butts

10,000 years from now

two men will be
digging
in the ground
and they’ll find
a frisbee
buried... more

TONIGHT I’M CHELSEA HODSON: a (follow-up) interview with Chelsea Hodson photo
July 11, 2018 | Interview

TONIGHT I’M CHELSEA HODSON: a (follow-up) interview with Chelsea Hodson

Elizabeth Ellen

"I’m always looking for ways to pay more attention. I thought maybe I could be a better writer if I knew what private investigators knew, if I could see a clue for what it was. I’m still learning."  

Ba-Boom-a-Rang-Rang photo
July 11, 2018 | Fiction

Ba-Boom-a-Rang-Rang

Alyssa Proujansky

What was that movie where the kids were all deaf, you asked suddenly. They put on a performance. They sang Rang-a-rang! Clang-a-clang-clang—something like that?