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February 28, 2023 | Fiction

Mr. Binky's Adult Superstore

Jazz Boothby

I spent the next couple hours grooming myself and getting drunk. I was sick all the time back then.

February 28, 2023 | Poetry

Hit something

Hayden Church

Do you ever get mad
and want to 
hit something?

February 27, 2023 | Poetry


Cecilia Corrigan

a howl of anguish and a bolt from the, a bruise, and yes, even lurid strangulation on the— 

why it’s positively gothic darling, really!

February 26, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays


Maya Staples

I tolerated Marcus and Haley because I knew their drill. Marcus would pick me up with drugs coursing through his system

February 24, 2023 | Trip Reports

Third Night on Viibryd Without Eating First

Laughlin Cole

Hallucinated a flaming forest as if lucid dreaming around 9 p.m. Shit myself. Barfed orange slushy chunks.

February 23, 2023 | Poetry


Christian Bodney

don’t say the truth                  

it’s presumptuous                               and tastes like an airhead           

February 23, 2023 | Fiction

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who’s The Biggest Asshole Of Them All

Steve Anwyll

I blast the airhorn before the lump on the floor knows what’s going on.

February 22, 2023 | Nonfiction

Cooperstown Psych Ward Diary

Jesse Hilson

My wife watched me walk headfirst into a mirror.

February 21, 2023 | Poetry

5 Poems

Rose Knapp

Why can’t time be both? History repeating 

Itself but making progress too?

February 21, 2023 | Poetry

Koans for the Ugly

Chris R. Morgan

Now there is a skeleton outside my window. And skeletons on all the dating app profiles.

February 20, 2023 | Poetry

3 Poems

Lucia Duero

This marriage project
What a blast

February 20, 2023 | Poetry

A World of Silences

Noah Cicero

The face in my mirror keeps getting older –
Into the face of the man who beat me

February 19, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Young Robert De Niro

Hannah E. Joyner

I reminded myself that I spent just as many lonely afternoons in the State Library of Victoria with a pile of international Vogues as I did at a Goodwill in the Valley.

February 19, 2023 | Book Review

In the Eyes of Elephants: A Review of Prince Harry's 'Spare'

Katie Frank

I thought maybe I would learn something about how to be less judgemental, or something.

February 17, 2023 | Trip Reports

Twelve Hour Karma Cycle

Sam Redlark

A few minutes later I was presented with a tall, condensation-covered glass, containing an opaque, dark-green liquid that looked like it had been skimmed off the surface of a stagnant pond. I took a tentative sip.

February 17, 2023 | Fiction

Jersey Devil’s Breath

Anna Krivolapova

Every winter, the Jersey Shore freezes into an old car in the driveway, tarped and bricked until May.

February 16, 2023 | Fiction

Maximo the Magnificent

Adam Johnson

How they stabbed me and got away with it!

February 15, 2023 | Interview

Jen Beagin on her “fast-paced and horny” novel Big Swiss

Anna Dorn

I guess my approach is not to take myself too seriously, which sounds kind of dumb and obvious, and just to write the sort of book I most like to read, which is usually something heavy but also light on its feet, fast-paced and horny, and generally not too full of itself.

February 15, 2023 | Poetry

2 Poems

David Kirby

Sometimes they say, You can’t really teach someone to write a poem, in which case you might answer, Well,
not you.

February 14, 2023 | Fiction

How to Cruise When You Know Nothing

Z.H. Gill

He came down my throat, I slurped it all up.

February 13, 2023 | Nonfiction

My Big Sad Disability Essay

Kathryn Fitzpatrick

I didn’t want to write this essay, but I know somebody will publish it and feel good about themselves for platforming a disabled voice.

February 13, 2023 | Poetry

I’ll kill myself if you leave

John Doe

Our lovemaking is a demilitarized zone.

February 12, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

A Sex Addict Walks Into a Sex Party

L Scully

Shit, is this what the Zoom room people mean when they say fantasy addict?

February 10, 2023 | Modern Film Review

Killing Yourself to Live: a read on Brandon Cronenberg's Infinity Pool

Craigen Z Oster

This final image crushed me. It was a forewarning of what identity destruction can lead to if we
don’t truly understand ourselves to begin with.

February 10, 2023 | Trip Reports

Aqua Cleopatra

All Beef Patty

I burst from every orifice but one.

February 9, 2023 | Poetry

2 poems

anika jade levy

i don’t think there will be booze
for sale, the style writer says, 
because it’s a synagogue

February 9, 2023 | Nonfiction

From the Diaries of a Street Performer

Irina Varina

I am just a village idiot.

February 8, 2023 | Nonfiction

eating watermelon peachy-o’s

Elle Brooks

“You’re dirty,” you said to me, “I don’t kiss you because I think about how many dicks must’ve been in your mouth."

February 8, 2023 | Poetry


Blake Middleton

in the midst of a historic crisis, i ride my bike to the river

February 7, 2023 | Fiction

Partial Suicide

Troy James Weaver

Everything tended to with love bears fruit they told me.