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What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Love photo
June 20, 2019 | Nonfiction

What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Love

Emily Lackey

Like the other day, when we got into a fight about who was the luckier between the two of us to have found the other.

Boobing photo
June 20, 2019 | Fiction

Boobing

Dylan Davis

A tendril of smoke dissipated above us. She made an opening in her hands, revealing a little frog. Its throat pumped rapidly.

The Eyepatch: A Brief History photo
June 19, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

The Eyepatch: A Brief History

Joshua James Amberson

When I was eleven, I saw the hip-hop group TLC bust onto the stage of some live TV show wearing giant colorful overalls... more

Surprise Party photo
June 19, 2019 | Nonfiction

Surprise Party

Amelia Morand

For Caite’s Sweet 16 we get a couple rooms at the Motel 6 on Cerrillos, not the one downtown with the outdoor pool, the one on the... more

Those ten times my middle school students tried to compliment me with what turned out to be total—somewhat fair—burns: photo
June 18, 2019 | Nonfiction

Those ten times my middle school students tried to compliment me with what turned out to be total—somewhat fair—burns:

Anna Vangala Jones

But I did enjoy some of those late evenings of silly stories and joking around with my students and letting my guard down enough to remind them I was a human person with a sense of humor.

So Much for the Afterglow photo
June 18, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

So Much for the Afterglow

Kevin M. Kearney

Collective Soul have always sucked, but Everclear was once the only band in the world.

TWO POEMS  photo
June 17, 2019 | Poetry

TWO POEMS 

Justin Greene

Case VIII

Mlle X, a fifteen-year-old girl, spent several months, during the winter of 1883,... more

In Perpetuity  photo
June 17, 2019 | Nonfiction

In Perpetuity 

Kamil Ahsan

On the contrary: I wanted people to see my spectacle. I wanted them to never forget it. Z had wondered: what if the joy of experiment dies with joy itself? If the relationship ends, what if we’re done with it forever?

There Was a Sun Once  photo
June 14, 2019 | Fiction

There Was a Sun Once 

Mariah Stovall

His subconscious deemed them too short, or not steep enough, or their grass was flecked with yellow and brown. He had succeeded in agitating his appetite and wondered what he would have for dinner.

THIRST photo
June 14, 2019 | Nonfiction

THIRST

Christopher Gonzalez

That night, long after your mom goes to sleep, when the house settles, you masturbate furiously in a bed that doesn’t belong to you.

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry photo
June 13, 2019 | Fiction

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry

Nick Farriella

People hung around outside of convenience stores with their hands over their mouths blowing smoke. Stereos played loud Christmas music.

An Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII photo
June 13, 2019 | Nonfiction

An Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII

Siân Griffiths

I know brain damage.

Anya-nyelv, Mother-tongue photo
June 12, 2019 | Poetry

Anya-nyelv, Mother-tongue

Fanni Somogyi

Exchanging one anya-nyelv, mother-tongue, for another is like 
nibbling salted peanuts at the sticky bar top,
unplanned but... more

The Unseen photo
June 12, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Unseen

Jennifer Taylor

When I was 22, my mother was excited for the first day at my new job, but not so much that she couldn’t wait to tell me about the demon that... more

Whatever You Want to Be photo
June 11, 2019 | Fiction

Whatever You Want to Be

Nicholas Dighiera

Hank sucked what was left of his cigarette back in one pull and flicked it into the alley.  The hot light of the ember cartwheeled through the air before disappearing into the snow.

How Can I Keep photo
June 11, 2019 | Nonfiction

How Can I Keep

Emily Rose Cole

I loved it immediately, though I was surprised when my mother approved it.  

Ballad of the Red Wisteria photo
June 10, 2019 | Poetry

Ballad of the Red Wisteria

Jessica Q. Stark

Because of its hardiness and tendency to escape cultivation, these non-native wisterias are considered invasive species in... more

Log of Inconsistencies  photo
June 10, 2019 | Nonfiction

Log of Inconsistencies 

Caitlin Palmer

Sometimes I stop talking to my boyfriend for no reason.

Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads: pt. 2 photo
June 9, 2019 | Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads

Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads: pt. 2

Kevin Mahler

Dan Dority (W. Earl Brown) & Travis Tritt; Trixie (Paula Malcomson) & Natalie Maines; Wild Bill Hickok (Keith Carradine) & Alan Jackson; Calamity Jane Cannery (Robyn Wiegert) & Gretchen Wilson; Johnny Burns (Sean Bridgers) & Dierks Bentle

Let George Do It! photo
June 9, 2019 | Comics

Let George Do It!

K. A. Polzin

The lyrics say "He never never lied." Is that possible? Or even desirable?

The Bottom of the Order: Jim Beam photo
June 8, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Jim Beam

Andrew Forbes

I write this from a subterranean lair packed tight with things: books, CDs, LPs, cassettes, an old laptop or two, and... more

My Son's First Haircut photo
June 8, 2019 | My First...

My Son's First Haircut

Austin Ross

We’ve taken our son, my wife and I, to get his first haircut. He is nearly two, and once I place him in the seat they’ve... more

Hunger photo
June 7, 2019 | Nonfiction

Hunger

Amber Taliancich

I didn’t know how long it’d been since he’d last eaten. I also knew he needed water.

2 Poems photo
June 7, 2019 | Poetry

2 Poems

Danny Caine

can of whoopass, you USDA Certified lover, 
you fiery red Camaro, you hole in the wall.  

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 3: "Home" photo
June 6, 2019 | Fiction

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 3: "Home"

Josh Sippie

“Hm,” Yoda grunted, considering the foyer, it’s openness, how exposed he was, and what he could do about it. “Hm,” he grunted again.

When The Conditions Are Right For Looking  photo
June 6, 2019 | Nonfiction

When The Conditions Are Right For Looking 

N. Michelle AuBuchon

The last night of the trip, you stay with one of his friends in Vallecitos, New Mexico.  

Sunlight photo
June 5, 2019 | Nonfiction

Sunlight

Juliana Crespo

Soon sunlight would be replaced by nighttime.  I felt this, the same way my grandma could feel the rain coming on.  

Surgery Dream (Euphoria)  photo
June 5, 2019 | Poetry

Surgery Dream (Euphoria) 

Duncan Slagle

When my mother built me
again, she did not wait for sobs

to pass. She left clasps undone
then wept in her bedroom.

I... more

Digital Garbage photo
June 4, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Digital Garbage

T.L. States

You also didn’t know that, in a few short years, your parents would discover your stash of illicit hip-hop and hard rock tapes.

TWO POEMS  photo
June 4, 2019 | Poetry

TWO POEMS 

Graham Barnhart

What's It Like?

           We have made unspeakable mean indescribable:
           it really... more