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June 30, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Choke-n-Puke

Jillian Luft

I’m fascinated by the heart's struggle to remain content with any one thing—even when there are no other choices within permissible reach—but I'd like to stop experiencing it firsthand.

June 29, 2023 | Poetry

I’ve Started to Think

Kenzy El-Mohandes

Loud noises bother me. Crunching on chips. What did they do five hundred years ago when they didn’t have chips? They ate grapes. Quietly.

June 28, 2023 | Fiction

We Were Children Once

Chelsea Catherine

We were children once, but we aren’t anymore. At least, that’s what Magda says.

June 28, 2023 | Fiction

Excerpt from 'METH-DTF'

Shane Jesse Christmass

I tell him that next year I may hang myself—that’s the funny thing about life—you never know what it’s going to throw at you.

June 27, 2023 | Poetry

323 Freestyle

Marcus Scott Williams

i allow myself to feel joy listening to Anita Baker Same Ol Love and
when im prescient of the joy i rock a lil harder. 

June 26, 2023 | Nonfiction

Eat, Fuck, (Write About) Murder

Gina Tron

I closed my eyes and imagined bones buried just beyond the volcano, on the other side of the hill.

June 25, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Swiping in Purgatory: The Dating Pool Has Piss in It


Snapchat filter. Left.

June 23, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Hitchhiker

Tracey Keilly

My dad had purchased the car for me a year before from a disillusioned actress in the San Fernando Valley. When we arrived at her home to pick up the car, the actress let us in and began sobbing. She said she was moving to Mexico, away from all “this,” waving dramatically out the window to the valley below.

June 22, 2023 | Fiction

The Scene Will Turn You

Garth Miró

I like to hang out with models. Models, like Chip in Rent Boy, understand the “strange desires of men.” They live a life of the body.

June 21, 2023 | Poetry


Laughlin Cole

boyfriend has tourette's

dick ass ugh lick butt fuck slut

June 20, 2023 | Nonfiction

All Fours

Brian Allen Carr

People like when their opponents are sick and twisted. It’s easy to win an argument if your enemies are medically immoral people. 

June 20, 2023 | Fiction

The ABCs of My Drug Problem

Lee Black

S is for sponsor who you really should call.

June 20, 2023 | Poetry

5 Poems

Lucas Restivo

You'll never raise an army 

How many t shirts is the ass model pushing
I'll never sell more books
than ice cream I've scooped
Everything is in its natural order

Is trying to want the same as

June 19, 2023 | Fiction


Juan Ecchi

I scrolled through lifeless, overlit live streams as my routine of cycling through the usual forums and apps began. For me, a lot of the attraction came from being able to project my desire onto a performer.

June 18, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

Showing Face

Vasilios Moschouris

but you know there is a Truth Moment coming, and sure enough the next morning he says hey and you say hey and he says sorry about last night

June 16, 2023 | Fiction

Girl Food

Riley Quinn Scott

I am not an ideal, couldn't be one if I tried. And I have. Many times. 

June 16, 2023 | Poetry

Two Poems

Hannah Nussbaum

Do I look erratic
in my Robert Cavalli jeans?

June 15, 2023 | Poetry

Three Poems

Šari Dale

obedient beauty,

a low-calorie

for excess.

June 15, 2023 | Poetry

3 Poems

Jill McDonough

I tell her I want some kissing, one
minute of mat kissing before lesson plans,
emails, dishes.

June 14, 2023 | Poetry

Four Poems

Anna Krivolapova

He’s feeding the gift horse / Paranoid discourse

June 14, 2023 | Fiction

Motherfuckin House of Hunger

Uzodinma Okehi

and by the way, I wear jeans too, and I’ll fuck that white girl, absolutely, from the commercial, the camera trails her on the beach, she’s smiling, now she’s hiding behind her hands . . . 

June 13, 2023 | Fiction

Cosmically Forsaken

Teddy Duncan Jr.

They put her flyer on their mailboxes and look at me like she’s dead.

June 12, 2023 | Poetry

2 Poems

Meghan Jusczak

I pull them apart like a harried cashier, rub the magenta-lined ones on my face, ink my cheeks with toxic blush.

June 11, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

King Alphonse

Eli S. Evans

You’re probably thinking these things happened a very long time ago, but as a matter of fact it was just yesterday, and yet somehow we are all old and married with children now, even the former supermodel

June 9, 2023 | Poetry

Three Poems

Daniel Feinberg

My boy on the boulevard bubbling.
Triple wick rip tide in my mind.

June 8, 2023 | Fiction

I'm Not That Girl

Frances Schnepff

He never notices my tears.

June 8, 2023 | Fiction

Public Freakout

Sydney Hirsch

Seeing a picture of my tits online didn’t bother me as much as it should have. 

June 7, 2023 | Fiction


David Fishkind

With snot running down my chin, weeping, I allowed myself to entertain the possibility that this key situation would go on forever.

June 7, 2023 | Poetry

3 Poems

Conor Ryan

sipping from a can of lukewarm non-alcoholic PBR in between the routine 

June 6, 2023 | Poetry

Puncture Stories

Kalliopi Mathios

He said everyone is going to die except us