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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.  

Log of Inconsistencies  photo
June 10, 2019 | Nonfiction

Log of Inconsistencies 

Caitlin Palmer

Sometimes I stop talking to my boyfriend for no reason.

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

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

Idiot Box Hero photo
June 3, 2019 | Nonfiction

Idiot Box Hero

Maggie Dove

I don't notice anything when the television is on.  A bomb could go off in my kitchen and I wouldn't notice the wreckage until the next commercial break.

Make and Model photo
June 3, 2019 | Fiction

Make and Model

Kent Kosack

He tells them, pays for the burgers and, as they drive to the mall, as if to encourage them, a general addressing his troops, he tells them about fights with broken bottles, about fighting the black kids because he was white, the Italian and Polish kids because he was Jewish, the rich kids because he was poor.

Making Weight (Prologue) photo
June 2, 2019 | Sunday Comics

Making Weight (Prologue)

Denny Connolly

My First Cassette Single: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb photo
June 1, 2019 | My First...

My First Cassette Single: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb

Colleen Rothman

In 1994, I subscribe to a magazine for wholesome Christian tweens, recommended by the Amy Grant fan. My mom approves; unlike the ones I sneak into our grocery cart, its cover never hints at sex.