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The Ring (excerpt from Bengal Lights) photo
December 6, 2018 | Fiction

The Ring (excerpt from Bengal Lights)

Kirk Michael

We stepped into a washroom and I looked longer at the ring on her finger. “It’s just for starters.” She opened the... more

Tadpoles photo
December 5, 2018 | Fiction

Tadpoles

Justin Goldsmith

Out there on the hill she rides that old horse back and forth through the afternoon. I see her from the window. I think she's trying to kill... more

Two Poems photo
December 4, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Crow Jonah Norlander

"Unlikely to Condemn" and "Different Circumstances"

Boy Witch photo
December 3, 2018 | Nonfiction

Boy Witch

Greg Marshall

My homework, which I assigned to myself, the way kids do sometimes, consisted of hobbling around my room in a witch hat, practicing spells on my shoes. 

The Care and Feeding of Growing Things photo
December 3, 2018 | Fiction

The Care and Feeding of Growing Things

Margaret Spilman

Her husband had grown the jalapeños in the backyard along with shy heirloom tomatoes and a few anemic cucumbers.... more

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Krispy Kreme photo
December 3, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Krispy Kreme

Danny Caine

Son, some advice: you don’t know 
what a hangover is, but when you learn, 
a McDonalds #4 breakfast will help. 
Never eat at... more

An Interview With Leah Dieterich photo
November 30, 2018 | Interview

An Interview With Leah Dieterich

Rebecca van Laer

Leah Dieterich:’s Vanishing Twins A Marriage came onto my radar when I saw it described as a Barthes-like book of... more

You're So Fucking Dull and I'm a Shadow photo
November 30, 2018 | Fiction

You're So Fucking Dull and I'm a Shadow

Marston Hefner

I ate the steak violently because that was how I loved, and a love this intense must always be met with more.

My Old Man Poems (from 'Elizabeth Ellen') photo
November 29, 2018 | Poetry

My Old Man Poems (from 'Elizabeth Ellen')

Elizabeth Ellen

I thought Roger Waters was full of shit, I mean

Directions from Birth to Gayhood photo
November 29, 2018 | Nonfiction

Directions from Birth to Gayhood

Marisa Crane

Route #1 via I-476 South
Time to destination: 25 years, with plenty of stops for gas, food, fear, and shame. 14 if you... more

Three Ways To Escape The Trunk of a Car photo
November 29, 2018 | Fiction

Three Ways To Escape The Trunk of a Car

Cara Dempsey

 1. Pull the Release

Before opening the trunk, consider the world outside of it. Think of the miles of hot... more

The Third Floor photo
November 28, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Third Floor

Lauren Grabowski

If I had to take a shit that meant I had to go downstairs. I didn’t have a specific aversion to leaving the attic— I just never felt... more

Tell Me How You Really Feel photo
November 27, 2018 | Fiction

Tell Me How You Really Feel

Claire Hopple

CALL ME BACK, the wall of the defaced bathroom stall said.

2 Poems photo
November 27, 2018 | Poetry

2 Poems

Margaret O'Connell

I'm Sorry but Your Childhood Pet Can't Recognize You on FaceTime

people say I move... more

Steal One Thing From Work Every Day photo
November 26, 2018 | Fiction

Steal One Thing From Work Every Day

Joseph Parker Okay

Tori hugged the tree and went home and immediately started petting her dog

Unsubscriptions photo
November 26, 2018 | Poetry

Unsubscriptions

Joanne Oh

Do 4.1% and 103,000 Mean Anything to You? Are you 18-45? You could join our hepatitis vaccine study. *Donations will be... more

Magical Realism, Act V photo
November 25, 2018 | Sunday Comics

Magical Realism, Act V

Nora Canby and TJ Murray

Sour Widows  photo
November 23, 2018 | Fiction

Sour Widows 

Henry Hoke

I was eating sour widows at the wedding reception when I saw you across the room.

Heart Sutra photo
November 23, 2018 | Poetry

Heart Sutra

Maria Genovese

The slow stacking of weight or the flinging down of a toe while the torso is already ahead. There are always new body parts to hit on sides of doors. I like to put my legs into pants in front of an open window, then stick my head out to see who’s around.

Five Stories photo
November 22, 2018 | Fiction

Five Stories

Bram Riddlebarger

The gas station sat on the corner like a tasteless cheeseburger.

Elderly Primigravida  photo
November 21, 2018 | Fiction

Elderly Primigravida 

Gessy Alvarez

Dr. Sandoval asked if I was planning on having children.

Man on Phone at Gas Station photo
November 21, 2018 | Poetry

Man on Phone at Gas Station

Sarah Edwards

O Build-A-Bonfire, O
Blue Subaru

The Life Pursuit photo
November 20, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

The Life Pursuit

Alex Williamson

The word that comes to mind is delirium. 

Girl On Girl photo
November 20, 2018 | Fiction

Girl On Girl

Emily Costa

The story is usually backstabbing of some kind.

The Old Woman photo
November 19, 2018 | Fiction

The Old Woman

William Lessard

The old woman takes another bite.

On Getting a Facial at the Strip Mall photo
November 19, 2018 | Poetry

On Getting a Facial at the Strip Mall

Sarah Carson

My sister has been reading a lot about her pores lately. At the moderately priced tourist town spa where we've met for the weekend, a commercial for the dual action microdermabrasion brush comes on the television above the hot wax station, and she swears their blackhead diagram is incomplete.

Battle Hymn photo
November 16, 2018 | Fiction

Battle Hymn

Jessie Carver

A man’s life reduced to 78 words. You counted.

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Follow Through photo
November 16, 2018 | Nonfiction

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Follow Through

Alyssa Oursler

In my favorite bookstore in a city where I no longer live, there’s a sign for sale that says: when in doubt, turn... more

The Pot and Its Handle photo
November 15, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Pot and Its Handle

Susanna Space

In the spring of 1989 an asteroid the size of the Empire State Building crossed Earth’s orbit.

Dispatches From Humanity photo
November 15, 2018 | Fiction

Dispatches From Humanity

Chris Oxley

Then it came time to open said package of Twizzlers