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After We Left photo
December 17, 2018 | Fiction

After We Left

Michael Cuglietta

The guy at the hardware store convinced me to buy a bag of concrete mix.

Hard To Know photo
December 15, 2018 | Fiction

Hard To Know

Sophie McCreesh

I remember playing some songs at four in the morning and asking if you liked them. What the songs sounded like doesn’t matter now. I only... more

Excerpt from The Old Colonialists photo
December 14, 2018 | Fiction

Excerpt from The Old Colonialists

Sam Michel

A few of the Greater Mosquitoes jogged by with their boards across the flats, all chest and teeth and bleach-brown... more

Through the Wall photo
December 12, 2018 | Fiction

Through the Wall

Harris Lahti

It’s weird at first. The tenants through the wall. Inhabiting what used to be one-half of their home. The clanging pots and toilet... more

Two Stories photo
December 11, 2018 | Fiction

Two Stories

Fiona Foster

Trigger

Up north she took her daughter for a walk to see the woods. Their host’s big yellow dog... more

The Dormitory  photo
December 10, 2018 | Fiction

The Dormitory 

Rob Walsh

At midnight there was a knock on our door, and though our hallmates often knocked at this hour

  THE JUNGLE BURIED IN REFLECTED LIGHT IS CALLING TO YOU photo
December 7, 2018 | Fiction

  THE JUNGLE BURIED IN REFLECTED LIGHT IS CALLING TO YOU

Jason Reed-Mundell

The film was a Disney re-release, full of rollicking creatures with wide-flung arms emitting human sounds through smiles that hummed and flickered like radio speakers.  Blake was too drunk to follow what was going on, but he ate his popcorn and drifted in and out of sleep, and the things were laughing and singing to him. 

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Battle Hymn photo
November 16, 2018 | Fiction

Battle Hymn

Jessie Carver

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

Dispatches From Humanity photo
November 15, 2018 | Fiction

Dispatches From Humanity

Chris Oxley

Then it came time to open said package of Twizzlers

Three Stories  photo
November 14, 2018 | Fiction

Three Stories 

Tom Laplaige

funny how the stars line up.

Sleepovers photo
November 13, 2018 | Fiction

Sleepovers

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips

She tore off pieces and kept them in her mouth.

Orthodontics photo
November 12, 2018 | Fiction

Orthodontics

 Troy James Weaver

He was taking swigs out of a bottle of Listerine.

Five Stories photo
November 9, 2018 | Fiction

Five Stories

Robert Vaughan

Every time they go-cart raced, she beat the living crap out of him.

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.