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None of This is a Metaphor photo
December 13, 2017 | Fiction

None of This is a Metaphor

Jane Liddle

I was at a party for the end of the world. I came so I wouldn’t be alone. I guess so did all the other women. They... more

Autobiography Inside a Church photo
December 12, 2017 | Poetry

Autobiography Inside a Church

Hussain Ahmed

my parents taught me to say ‘surrender’
in a dozen foreign languages.

For All My Strangers photo
December 11, 2017 | Fiction

For All My Strangers

Keegan Lester

We were listening to the bombing over the radio while my mother drove me to confirmation class that night.  The radio said... more

Goodbye Mary, Goodbye Jane photo
December 8, 2017 | Fiction

Goodbye Mary, Goodbye Jane

Meghan Phillips

I could take my hands off. Just unlock them at the wrists, snap them off like the heads of artificial flowers. As long as... more

Winter in Guayaquil photo
December 7, 2017 | Nonfiction

Winter in Guayaquil

Jean Ferruzola

That winter my mother takes me to her country, a little place on the equator I had not yet seen.

2 Poems photo
December 6, 2017 | Poetry

2 Poems

Ethan Chua

the night of the attack mother did you hear them they had tongues like lightning and forked through the forest shooting the... more

Power Lines photo
December 5, 2017 | Fiction

Power Lines

Ben Loory

The man keeps thinking about the power lines—the ones that are strung over his house. Sometimes at night, he can hear them up... more

Hinterland Transmissions: A Day In Dust Bunny City photo
December 4, 2017 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: A Day In Dust Bunny City

Steve Anwyll

I don't like most people. And have been jealous of Bud for ages. With reason.

3 Poems photo
December 4, 2017 | Poetry

3 Poems

Edmund Sandoval

Is there ever a time to think of poetry? Of poets? Of the rivers of the delta? 

The rabbit's bones photo
December 1, 2017 | Poetry

The rabbit's bones

Hannah Allen

Subtraction, division,

rabbit bones, rabbit lives

Burning Man photo
November 30, 2017 | Nonfiction

Burning Man

Mike Nagel

Nothing has ever happened that didn't make perfect sense. 

Nothing yet anyway.

Fingerbone photo
November 30, 2017 | Fiction

Fingerbone

Melanie Ritzenthaler

They never seemed to notice me, not even when I rolled up my uniform skirt, like the other girls did, and walked the stairs in front of them.

Three Poems photo
November 29, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jess Rizkallah

sometimes i wake up in empty fields, waiting for the aliens to take me. they haven’t yet,  but any day now, i’m sure.

A Man Protects His Home photo
November 28, 2017 | Fiction

A Man Protects His Home

David Gerow

I’m in the parking lot, I’ve got Sarah’s prescription, Sarah’s my wife, and I see him.

Osama bin Laden.

Dog photo
November 27, 2017 | Fiction

Dog

Brian Phillip Whalen

“Violent dog,” I said, passing the leash to Karen.

“Just toothy,” Karen said, blotting her knuckle with gauze.  “He’ll live alone.”

North of Eden photo
November 24, 2017 | Fiction

North of Eden

Sarah Harris Wallman

We went to the college up north to get away from our families, but we didn’t leave behind our need for something like a domestic bond. 

Three Poems photo
November 24, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Michael B. Tager

I am David Attenborough. / I fear no mountain. / I fear no crane. / I fear no plastic bag.

Three Poems photo
November 22, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Bryce Berkowitz

And somehow I’m supposed to get dressed in the morning / when most days arrive like a gold chain tangled in black chest hair.

Most of My Memories Age 5-11 (Abridged) photo
November 21, 2017 | Nonfiction

Most of My Memories Age 5-11 (Abridged)

Adam Voith

101.  A Christmas morning fight with mom. / 103.  The space shuttle exploding over and over on the TV in the school cafeteria. / 104.  My yellow v-neck sweater with key-shaped lapel pin which read JESUS.

 
The Drive-Thru photo
November 21, 2017 | Fiction

The Drive-Thru

Ashira Shirali

Aaina’s mom collects shiny things like a magpie. The one time Aaina sneaked me into her house, I walked past rows of gold photo frames, silver handicraft elephants and raindrop chandeliers.

Two Poems photo
November 20, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lindsey Warren

 Please, I need those thick markers from the craft store, you know, the ones that color far away from each other; you turn the corner into golden golden golden any night

Four Poems photo
November 17, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Erica Bernheim

You will etch your name in the most lunar dust. This world / may be large enough for none of us, saddest darling.

Dreams About Water photo
November 17, 2017 | Fiction

Dreams About Water

Duncan Whitmire

“I saw you by the river last night,” Amy says, her eyes still closed and half-covered by strands of almond-brown hair. “Why didn’t you follow me?” 

Men Decide They Want Something photo
November 16, 2017 | Fiction

Men Decide They Want Something

Michelle Ross

They laid out their sweat-stained clothing while the geyser was quiet, placid. They backed away and waited for her to erupt. 

There was no doubt in Bea’s mind that they referred to the geyser as “she.” 

Four Poems photo
November 15, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Hieu Minh Nguyen

 It’s simple, really. / You, like the other yous / are gone,            returned to the God of metals.

Too Tired for Sunshine photo
November 14, 2017 | Hobart Photo Stories

Too Tired for Sunshine

Aaron Burch

  Too Tired For Sunshine is a photobook by Hobart's own Tara Wray, to published by Yoffy Press... more

Three Poems photo
November 13, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jane Huffman

After being hospitalized in 1968 / for an aortic aneurysm, Rothko’s doctor / prescribed that he only paint and draw / on mediums less than three feet tall.

Jacques’s Garden photo
November 10, 2017 | Poetry

Jacques’s Garden

Anna Kelley

And what is essential for me to believe is that / the plants themselves were changed by Joan, / that bathing with her in the light and fragrance

Four Poems photo
November 9, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Brionne Janae

spirits in the trees / hush love hush love / go’on fly home

The Great Iowa State Fair Haiku Contest photo
November 8, 2017 | Fiction

The Great Iowa State Fair Haiku Contest

Gary Britson

I am glad to report that the Great Iowa State Fair Haiku Contest was a roaring success.