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I get sick photo
July 31, 2019 | Poetry

I get sick

Lee Patterson

I vomit discretion, magic tricks, a glass ashtray. I take a break
from vomiting & light a bottle rocket.

 

On Prognostication photo
July 31, 2019 | Nonfiction

On Prognostication

Jennifer Wortman

I can’t see the future, though sometimes I see someone on the street and think it’s someone I know, but it’s not; a few minutes later, I see the person I’d thought the other person was. 

Surfer photo
July 30, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Surfer

Sean Christopher West

“Recorded learned and mixed in two days” sounds like exactly the sorta shenanigans we were all about.

The End photo
July 30, 2019 | Fiction

The End

Josh Denslow

That morning, I rolled over with the intention of apologizing. I'd meant everything I'd said, but none of it was enough for me to end anything. It was the hazards of a relationship; I had to decide if I was losing myself or becoming better.

Naked, We Looked More Alike photo
July 29, 2019 | Poetry

Naked, We Looked More Alike

Alec Prevett

I crave the lack of my thousand siblings...

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Roots and Barks and Birds (and Elaine) photo
July 29, 2019 | Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Roots and Barks and Birds (and Elaine)

Joseph Horton

For a moment, regardless of our lives, everything the light touches is warm and friendly, and we are all indeed in the same circle: Access Member Humans who love Access Member Dogs and can put up with their people for three hours because we also love baseball.

I Hope My Salt Lamp Is a Weeping Deity photo
July 26, 2019 | Poetry

I Hope My Salt Lamp Is a Weeping Deity

Erin Slaughter

I am lonely and just learning how to say I'm lonely...

"Talkin' Bout Practice": This Essay Isn't About the NBA Finals... photo
July 26, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": This Essay Isn't About the NBA Finals...

Alyssa Oursler

This Essay Isn't About the NBA Finals Because... more

A Season for Suicides photo
July 25, 2019 | Nonfiction

A Season for Suicides

Munib Khan

Picture a village in south Punjab. Flat, irrigated land, low distant hills, rice and wheat fields.

Sweet Shoppe photo
July 24, 2019 | Poetry

Sweet Shoppe

Alli Cruz

When he wasn't looking / I snuck / a spoonful...

Meanwhile, Et in Arcadia photo
July 23, 2019 | Nonfiction

Meanwhile, Et in Arcadia

Patrick Crerand

Of course, Jesus only had hyssop—a bitter wine on a wet sponge—during the passion, but that was not an option at the concession stand.

Three Poems photo
July 22, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Lucas Shepherd

"My Favorite Hat," "Blue Hawaii Hat," and "Rust is a Color, the Tech Sergeant Told Me"

Dolphins  photo
July 22, 2019 | Fiction

Dolphins 

Ross Showalter

We both found ourselves giggling at the situation three beers deep, both of us watching how our fingers raced to hug the other’s.

Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads: pt. 5 photo
July 21, 2019 | Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads

Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads: pt. 5

Kevin Mahler

Read Kevin Mahler's Introduction to his ongoing 5-part "Portrait Series Paralleling Characters in HBO’s... more

My First CD: Cher's Believe photo
July 20, 2019 | My First...

My First CD: Cher's Believe

Doug Paul Case

I don’t remember when portable CD players came out, but I know the one my aunt got me for Christmas was the first to arrive... more

My First Car: '86 powder blue Hyundai named Carolyn photo
July 20, 2019 | My First...

My First Car: '86 powder blue Hyundai named Carolyn

Melissa Ragsly

That first year of having her, I would drive by myself, just to feel that relief of no anxiety. I... more

Three Poems photo
July 19, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jess Kozik

"Review of the Eiffel Tower," "Something to Worry About," and "Misery Is a Little Gray Ceramic Pig"

Home Maintenance photo
July 18, 2019 | Nonfiction

Home Maintenance

Dan Shiffman

When so much energy is spent on surveying the territory, adapting to the wonders and confusions of a new place, there isn’t always room to develop as a person.

Tangshan photo
July 17, 2019 | Poetry

Tangshan

Amy Gong Liu

Before my grandmother had a habit of running wild with the rabbits...

The Tire Swing Incident photo
July 17, 2019 | Fiction

The Tire Swing Incident

Matthew Stephen Sirois

I read the article and passed her the phone.

Cage Girls photo
July 17, 2019 | Fiction

Cage Girls

Cheyenne Autry

On the drive home, I waited in the dark of the third-row seat for Z to act, reach for my hand or kiss my cheek. But he wouldn’t do anything until college, until I cornered him in the bathroom at a Halloween party and forced the space between us to shrink.

The Clean photo
July 16, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

The Clean

Amy Stuber

Anthology
The Clean
Released 1/21/2003
MERGE
134:52

It’s from a distance that I see them, and they look exactly like what they are:... more

Strange Birds photo
July 16, 2019 | Nonfiction

Strange Birds

Hege A. Jakobsen Lepri

Even when I had my brief zoology phase, in elementary school, I always preferred mammals.

What Light Wants photo
July 15, 2019 | Poetry

What Light Wants

Aldo Amparán

In the dark room, the computer screen...

The Death of the First Cyborg photo
July 15, 2019 | Fiction

The Death of the First Cyborg

Tyler McAndrew

Between beeps and coughs, he begged to be unplugged, begged for them to let his fluid tanks run dry.

Making Weight (pt. 2) photo
July 14, 2019 | Sunday Comics

Making Weight (pt. 2)

Denny Connolly

Previously on...
Part 1  ||  Prologue

 

 

My First Car: '97 Chevrolet Blazer photo
July 13, 2019 | My First...

My First Car: '97 Chevrolet Blazer

Parker Young

The dog ran alongside me for about twenty yards, then I hit it. Or maybe it hit me. I still don’t know. I felt sick.

Understall photo
July 12, 2019 | Poetry

Understall

James McKenna

Swans, in orbital silence, garble questions...

Doch 1 photo
July 11, 2019 | Nonfiction

Doch 1

Liat Miriam

I no longer have that lime green vibrator.

Laine Throws Up A Dead Person photo
July 10, 2019 | Fiction

Laine Throws Up A Dead Person

Kate Gies

Picture a baby shower.