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Peanuts photo
September 15, 2014 | Fiction

Peanuts

Stephanie MacLean

The donkey got loose at about noon. 

Guardians photo
September 12, 2014 | Fiction

Guardians

Dave Housley

A fireball erupted and everything whooshed. The Space Cowboy flew through the air. The Alien Girl covered her lovely head, but not before... more

In the last instance irrespective of weather photo
September 11, 2014 | Poetry

In the last instance irrespective of weather

Willie Lin

geode geode

The Hat photo
September 10, 2014 | Fiction

The Hat

Sam Wilson

The weekend in Portland, Oregon, had been our first vacation without kids in almost five years, and I'd had this vision that my wife and I would feel unshackled and adventuresome again.

Self Interview with a Hideous Man photo
September 9, 2014 | Self-Interview

Self Interview with a Hideous Man

Trevor Dodge

But you know, all of us prose writers in the United States have to deal with the shadow he casts and the work he left behind.

To Speak of the Woe that is in Marriage by Robert Lowell photo
September 8, 2014 | Fiction

To Speak of the Woe that is in Marriage by Robert Lowell

Suzanne Scanlon

Roxana and Robert are in therapy because they argue: about the baby, about the laundry, about therapy, and about therapy, too.

True Life: I Married Scott McClanahan photo
September 6, 2014 | Dispatches

True Life: I Married Scott McClanahan

Juliet Escoria

One morning I wake up and there are over thirty new texts on my phone, all from him. While I was sleeping, we got into an argument, made up, and then started fighting again, all without my knowledge or participation. Right now he is breaking up with me.

elizabeth ellen calls aaron burch on all his shit photo
September 5, 2014 | Interview

elizabeth ellen calls aaron burch on all his shit

Elizabeth Ellen

let’s start with my most pressing question, one you haven’t answered IRL: WHY DID YOU TURN DOWN BRAD LISTI?

GREAT MOMENTS IN CINEMATIC DRINKING: The World’s End photo
September 5, 2014 | Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking

GREAT MOMENTS IN CINEMATIC DRINKING: The World’s End

Matt Sailor

Simon Pegg would kill for a beer. Will. Has. Is. Over and over again. An hour into... more

Five Animal Poems  photo
September 4, 2014 | Poetry

Five Animal Poems 

Cassandra de Alba

Before, the possums’ noise had been an angry hissing, but now their voices were becoming sweet, even musical, the world of them trilling and humming into their endless, private night.

Quit-Rent photo
September 3, 2014 | Fiction

Quit-Rent

Nat Schmookler

The rent-paying, however, would be largely theoretical: his savings long since spent, he would be using the money she and her husband endlessly credited him without interest

Your Call is Important to Us: Ballad of a Telemarketer photo
September 2, 2014 | Nonfiction

Your Call is Important to Us: Ballad of a Telemarketer

Shannon McLeod

“My son was murdered last year. His bride murdered him.”

3 Lazy Wolf Comics photo
September 1, 2014 | Comics, Lazy Wolf

3 Lazy Wolf Comics

Alex Jiang

Hmmm... When Butcher Bear was murdered, he was probably cutting meat.

Pap Smear for Beerfest photo
August 30, 2014 | Dispatches

Pap Smear for Beerfest

Sean Kilpatrick

You can’t ban my books for saying this shit because no one bought them anyway. Some guys have all the luck. 

3 Poems photo
August 29, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Dalton Day

In the end, there are five bear cubs underneath your porch. You name them after U.S. Presidents. Taft dies of starvation.

Cold in July / The Rover photo
August 28, 2014 | movie reviews

Cold in July / The Rover

Sean Kilpatrick

How they say something doesn’t wink at an audience, this caws its eyelids off. What we got? Mad MenTrue Detective? Those shows are about acting. (Sometimes about writing in service of plot. Oh, True Detective, almost, so close until the final explanation cribs us all.)

5 Poems photo
August 27, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Ross Robbins

I wake up in a wheelchair. I wake up on display. 

Ron Allen’s Entertainer Zero Machine at Hasting’s Ballroom, Detroit, 2004 photo
August 26, 2014 | Nonfiction

Ron Allen’s Entertainer Zero Machine at Hasting’s Ballroom, Detroit, 2004

Sean Kilpatrick

Where the fuck are the collected plays of Ron Allen? The police have won, that’s where.

On A Warm Night photo
August 26, 2014 | Poetry

On A Warm Night

Alex Higley

The world will end on a warm night. Muggy, buzzing dark in Chicago.

5 Poems photo
August 25, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Parker Tettleton

It is April 2nd, 2014. I tell me I told us. I’m happier. The fourth sentence is treating it like home. Our cats are brothers with dichromatic eyes. 

REFLECTING ON MY FIRST YEAR OF SOBRIETY photo
August 23, 2014 | Dispatches

REFLECTING ON MY FIRST YEAR OF SOBRIETY

Jordan Castro

I had my bags packed and was getting ready to leave with two insane-seeming girls who offered me sex in exchange for a ride to Cleveland when a few patients stopped me and essentially pushed me into the lecture hall. I don't know why I didn't put up more of a fight -

Safe Tangents: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 1 photo
August 22, 2014 | My Struggle with My Struggle

Safe Tangents: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 1

Andrew Bomback

I googled “Karl Ove Knausgaard AND Nicholson Baker” and didn’t find much. A... more

Backyard Poem # 13 photo
August 22, 2014 | Poetry

Backyard Poem # 13

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

I remember Marc said, you’re wet just because of the humidity.

Horrible Things Happen photo
August 21, 2014 | Fiction

Horrible Things Happen

Adam Lefton

Can you teach an eighteen-year-old trauma? 

2 Poems photo
August 20, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Paul Elliott

Joni says, “Time moves so fast these days.”

                  Joni is somewhere between three and four times my age and I am twenty-two.

Tulips photo
August 19, 2014 | Fiction

Tulips

Virginia Konchan

Imaginary Audience, who is messing with whose head? Can therapy make one worse than one was before going in?

2 Poems photo
August 18, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Michael Sajdak

Located at Oak Park Rd. and Forest Preserve Rd. in Chicago,
you must park about a mile away and make the trip to the en-
trance on foot. 

5 Poems photo
August 15, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Christopher Mulrooney

hell you know it’s only a question of dainty morsels
you can eat dog food probably and survive

A Valley of Towers photo
August 14, 2014 | Fiction

A Valley of Towers

Daniel Miller

The ancient woman flicked softly on the inside of his princess’ free arm before slipping the needle inside.

2 Poems photo
August 13, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Jess L. Bryant

It is something like a nuisance that you exist. But I have headphones to help ignore