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Bloom photo
October 31, 2020 | Long(ish) Stories

Bloom

Rebecca L. Jensen

When we worked together at his father’s diner, Tom drove an old minivan; green body with red doors. He would crank the window down and idle outside my front door. He wore a blue bandana rolled up and

Alternate Endings to Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” Music Video photo
October 30, 2020 | Poetry

Alternate Endings to Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” Music Video

Canese Jarboe

None of us have The Touch,

Though we have felt The Touch

*

We are all (all of us

Wearing leopard-print dusters Just once,

I was thirty hands tall (like one whole horse

Standing on

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD photo
October 30, 2020 | Fiction

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

Brandon Sanchez

I’m standing on top of Drew Barrymore’s star and the song’s issuing from a hot-purple Sony boom box someone set up a few feet away.

The Leg photo
October 29, 2020 | Fiction

The Leg

D.T. Robbins

If you cut my leg and peel away the muscle, there’s a family living inside

Modern Mother-land photo
October 29, 2020 | Poetry

Modern Mother-land

Jenny Shi

                             After Qu Yuan

In my country, our insults give benefit of doubt. Nǐ yǒu bìng— 
You are sick—                                              as if there’s an

Love Poem for Sandra Oh photo
October 28, 2020 | Poetry

Love Poem for Sandra Oh

Anhvu Buchanan

On that spirited Emmy night,
when the camera cut to you
and you radiating in red satin
said to the world
“It’s an honor just to be Asian”
I lost my breath.
Time stopped,
blindsided by this

devotional after alejandra pizarnik photo
October 28, 2020 | Poetry

devotional after alejandra pizarnik

Tara Jayakar

oh longed-for, awaited beloved. she says my name
        wrong and makes me come hard. i catalog
lovers like this, coins in kitchen water. six years on,
         type thirsty into google

Stone Grandfather photo
October 27, 2020 | Poetry

Stone Grandfather

Leona Sevick

          (Dol Hareubang, Jeju Island, South Korea)

And there you sit, your basalt belly swollen heavy,
a gentle smile playing at your stone lips. To say I
sought you out would be a bald-faced

Begin Here, photo
October 27, 2020 | Poetry

Begin Here,

Sara Luisa Kirk

 

with the flies, small handfuls of sunlight, sensation only one degree
removed from excess.

What to press a heart to, what color pulled up from the earth.

I’m looking for my time machine.

Toss of the Dice photo
October 27, 2020 | Nonfiction

Toss of the Dice

T. Abeyta

I wasn’t attracted to him at all but I was single and alone on New Year’s so I listened to him go on and on about birdwatching.

Two Poems photo
October 26, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Ricky Ray

Petty Theft

It started as baseball cards and candy bars.
Money from my father's wallet. Protein bars on a health kick.
Eventually my friends and I walked into a grocery store,
loaded up on

How To Properly Kill a Fly photo
October 26, 2020 | Fiction

How To Properly Kill a Fly

Kirsten Reneau

Step one: Hear the fly.

I Love First Dates photo
October 25, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

I Love First Dates

Marise Gaughan

One guy told me I didn’t look like my online photos while we sat al fresco in a bougie hotel in Venice. He smelled of vinegar. I ordered two crab sandwiches. I ate one and got the other to go.

Everything is Somewhat Repaired: Ozzy Osbourne's Knees photo
October 25, 2020 | Comics

Everything is Somewhat Repaired: Ozzy Osbourne's Knees

Tom or Judy Moore

Goes to Town photo
October 24, 2020 | Long(ish) Stories

Goes to Town

Michelle Finkler

When I return home, Samuelson is still in the living room with his friend Jake. I hear them talking as I enter our apartment through the back door. They don’t know I’m home yet, as I had stepped out

Nocturne with Aroace Girl photo
October 23, 2020 | Poetry

Nocturne with Aroace Girl

Kelly Weber

I steer the moon over my right shoulder, vertebrae
lodged above coyote ridge, winding plains road
I drive all the night’s hungers down. White light
clasping the devil’s backbone. Today snow

Lenore, 30 photo
October 23, 2020 | Fiction

Lenore, 30

Mark Daniel Taylor

“Hey, are you up?”

Bekya photo
October 22, 2020 | Fiction

Bekya

Joseph Beshara

"Bekya." This is my call. It echoes through the streets.

notes on archiving erasure photo
October 22, 2020 | Poetry

notes on archiving erasure

Saida Agostini

love does not begin and end the way we think it does. love is a battle; love is a war; love is a growing up
      -James Baldwin

when i say
I love my family
what i mean
is i worship
the

Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Have Come to Believe photo
October 21, 2020 | Nonfiction

Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Have Come to Believe

Anna Chotlos

Lightning struck my grandparents’ house five times in as many years.

 

Six of Hearts photo
October 21, 2020 | Poetry

Six of Hearts

Erika Nestor

My brain’s a sponge: once
I slept with a playing card beneath
my pillow to stain my thoughts
bright red. Let’s not dwell too long
on the times I snuck juice and vodka
and postured for the

1984 photo
October 21, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

1984

Mark Koepke

My 11-year-old son thinks Imagine Dragons is the greatest band in the world. Maybe ever. I learn about his new passion in the most disturbing way.

TWO POEMS photo
October 20, 2020 | Poetry

TWO POEMS

Satya Dash

to survive
tenacious teeth held their nerve

It Be Like That Sometimes photo
October 20, 2020 | Fiction

It Be Like That Sometimes

Mallory Smart

It started thundering a bit from a dark empty sky as he, in Chicago, began messaging her, who was maybe 3000 miles away or some shit like that.

Chances Are photo
October 20, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Chances Are

KJ Shepherd

It’s funny: I don’t recall ever hearing music around you, not in the condo and certainly not in the trailer.

Home Video photo
October 19, 2020 | Nonfiction

Home Video

Richard Scott Larson

I move the VHS tape with me to every new apartment, packed away in a cardboard box full of my old things.

IN WHICH THE WHITE WOMAN ON MY THESIS DEFENSE ASKS ME ABOUT WITNESS photo
October 19, 2020 | Poetry

IN WHICH THE WHITE WOMAN ON MY THESIS DEFENSE ASKS ME ABOUT WITNESS

Noor Hindi

1. And what does it mean to witness yourself, on television, dying?

            a. I no longer watch the news.
            b. I’ve exhausted every mirror in my home searching for my

Stubb's photo
October 19, 2020 | Fiction

Stubb's

Colleen Rothman

Will’s buddy Kyle kept driving past the venue, under the interstate, down a side street where the girl knew she’d never be able to find her way back alone.

Mixed Signals photo
October 19, 2020 | Nonfiction

Mixed Signals

Albert Abonado

I didn’t have my brother Patrick’s phone number until after my parents had been in a car accident.

What Happens to the Heart photo
October 19, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

What Happens to the Heart

Malia Márquez

The bartender gives relationship advice in the alley behind the bar every Thursday night while the piano player does her thing on the baby grand.