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HOW TO FINALLY LEAVE YOUR ABUSER: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL  EDITION photo
August 30, 2019 | Nonfiction

HOW TO FINALLY LEAVE YOUR ABUSER: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL  EDITION

Marisa Crane

 

Warning: CHOKING HAZARD—Not suitable for anyone who has trouble swallowing... more

Floating Feet photo
August 30, 2019 | Fiction

Floating Feet

Amy Rowland

I always knew I would wash up on an island.

How To Start A Coven photo
August 29, 2019 | Fiction

How To Start A Coven

Deirdre Danklin

Say, “we should start a band.” Get shut down because everyone wants to sing but no one knows how to play guitar. 

Safe and Fun for the Whole Family photo
August 28, 2019 | Youth Group Essays, Nonfiction

Safe and Fun for the Whole Family

Mike Nagel

I wanted them to think that I'd developed some sort of heat resistant super power. "This?" I said. "This is nothing," even as sweat dripped down my forehead and into my eyes. 

Hari Kari photo
August 28, 2019 | Fiction

Hari Kari

Eric Aldrich

Fuck couples therapy!

Split Nails Sea Turtle photo
August 27, 2019 | Poetry

Split Nails Sea Turtle

H. Nicole Martin

I am split nails, stubs of my fingers. I am a mouthful of dental picks,
the disposable kinds that clog up the ocean and sea... more

Blotches and Blurs photo
August 27, 2019 | Fiction

Blotches and Blurs

Kevin Tasker

When I was thirty I found my birth mom. I’d written her letters but never sent them.

Dinosaur Justice photo
August 26, 2019 | Fiction

Dinosaur Justice

Aurora Nibley

This is a frontier town. Means it’s small. 

Now, if the frontier was moving forward, like they do sometimes, our town might get... more

Sometimes He Calms the Storm photo
August 26, 2019 | Youth Group Essays

Sometimes He Calms the Storm

Jessica Forcier

I had no brothers or sisters, so I received a single white envelope. I took my time opening it. I watched as those around me opened theirs. One of my friends started crying. Breathing deeply, I read mine.

A Meeting Of The Society Of Adult Men Who Have Lost Their Fathers  photo
August 23, 2019 | Fiction

A Meeting Of The Society Of Adult Men Who Have Lost Their Fathers 

Robert John Miller

They gather in the basement to weep together like the boys they are.

Two poems photo
August 23, 2019 | Poetry

Two poems

Christopher Citro

It Worked Out a Way to Survive

The Venus he gave me ate another daddy
longlegs. They were still... more

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out photo
August 22, 2019 | Fiction

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Jan Saenz

It’s after midnight and Jason is awake, trying to ignore the suspicion his twin sister is masturbating on the... more

Organics photo
August 21, 2019 | Fiction

Organics

Caitlin Rae Taylor

Nobody knows Ralph has a flask tucked in his front shirt pocket. His blue Hi-Mart vest hides the bulge it makes beneath the fabric.

Put a Fork in It photo
August 21, 2019 | Poetry

Put a Fork in It

Mureall Hebert

We ate dinner with our heads down masticated silence Mom slathered hot sauce on everything including Dad’s words and the ones he... more

King Princess, "Make My Bed" photo
August 20, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

King Princess, "Make My Bed"

Kaitlyn Herndon

I’ve started to clench my teeth before falling asleep. 

Patrick Coleman Interview photo
August 19, 2019 | Interview

Patrick Coleman Interview

Micah Ling

A conversation with Patrick Coleman, loosely around his new book, The Churchgoer (Harper Perennial).

This is a story about... more

two poems photo
August 19, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Tommy O’Rourke

FANTASIA FOR FOUR HANDS

Hello. This is my body. 
It makes me terrible. 
Someone opens it... more

Uncommon Prayer photo
August 16, 2019 | Youth Group Essays

Uncommon Prayer

Julia Dixon Evans

He was super into God. He was super into church. And he was super into me

Fish photo
August 16, 2019 | Fiction

Fish

Z Kennedy-Lopez

We amass, aquatic, shoal of the legless. The one grown webby with appendages pads onto the raspy sand, and we surface to see: gleeful and aroused... more

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end  photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end 

Jeremiah Moriarty

after Britney Spears

The camera pans—is this... more

Arrangements photo
August 15, 2019 | Fiction

Arrangements

Merridawn Duckler

There was a Help Wanted sign at the florists. I had a car, so I walked in and applied. This was a time in my life when I’d decided anyone could do anything. In other words, I was an artist.

two poems photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Julia Lattimer

Precarious Poem

I’m craigslisting again and this time, 
I’m in Portland hanging plants

next to... more

First Love and the Zippo Prophecy photo
August 14, 2019 | Fiction

First Love and the Zippo Prophecy

Anne Summerfield

He had one of those cool lighters – brushed metal case, tiny chimney with a pattern of holes, bright heat when flint... more

Blood on the Tracks photo
August 13, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Blood on the Tracks

Mark Koepke

When I was young, I never kept a journal. Instead, my understanding of the world—and myself within in it—got wound up in 500-plus battered tapes that have followed me through life.

Timed Test photo
August 13, 2019 | Fiction

Timed Test

Kim Magowan

We’re practicing doing timed tests for the AP Language and Comp exam, and the prompt Ms. Anniker gives us is “What Are You Proud Of?” I think immediately, “my chin” 

Empathy in the Usual Way: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Amanda Goldblatt photo
August 13, 2019 | Interview

Empathy in the Usual Way: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Amanda Goldblatt

Elizabeth Ellen

"Honestly, I don't care if language overtakes story." 

Shine photo
August 12, 2019 | Fiction

Shine

Kat Moore

Amy lives right off Pike beneath a fire escape in one of the many alleys that connect to the street. She’s fifteen years old and loves Madonna.... more

The Bottom of the Order: Your 2003 Detroit Tigers photo
August 9, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Your 2003 Detroit Tigers

Andrew Forbes

The thing I can't wrap my head around, when it comes to the 2003 Detroit Tigers, is what it must have... more

Cinemania photo
August 9, 2019 | Poetry

Cinemania

Rebecca Cross

I was standing in line for a movie and a movie played in my head.
I was standing in line for a movie and the movie I was waiting to see... more

Intercourse is a Longer Word Than Jesus photo
August 8, 2019 | Youth Group Essays

Intercourse is a Longer Word Than Jesus

Paul Crenshaw

This was the summer after seventh grade, and all my thoughts were sinful, according to the church. The year before I had confessed all my crimes and a man in hip waders held me under water until all the evil in me had fled the power of Christ’s approach, but now, in the early stages of my adolescence, I was obsessed with the opposite sex.