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I Threw in an Extra Fuck  photo
December 13, 2019 | Poetry

I Threw in an Extra Fuck 

Leah Umansky

                     for virginia

I threw in an extra fuck because it’s spring

I threw in an extra fuck because the long... more

Instant Legend photo
December 13, 2019 | Fiction

Instant Legend

Kevin M. Kearney

"He’s trying to tell you that he’s cool,” Jay said. “He’d probably buy us beer.”

Ghosts in Empty Houses photo
December 12, 2019 | Poetry

Ghosts in Empty Houses

Sneha Subramanian Kanta

Ghosts remove fishhooks from animal bodies
in the desolation outside an empty house.

Somewhere between a fortress &... more

Instagram Intimacy  photo
December 12, 2019 | Nonfiction

Instagram Intimacy 

Lyndsay Hall

Every twenty-something in Los Angeles has a comedian friend. In late winter, mine invited me to his show in Culver City with a foolproof pitch: no cover, no drink minimum, nearby parking.

TWO POEMS  photo
December 11, 2019 | Poetry

TWO POEMS 

Simone Person

To the White Woman in Dayton, Ohio Holding an I ONLY SUCK BLACK DICK Sign at the Counter-Protest to a... more

Prepared photo
December 11, 2019 | Fiction

Prepared

Carla Sarett

I guess Steve felt if we were "together-together," I'd watch every film he liked, hang on his every word, which I didn't even do for my husband who wasn't passionate about anything.

This Must Be The Place  photo
December 10, 2019 | Nonfiction

This Must Be The Place 

Emily O'Neill

There’s no room that’s mine. This thought occurred to me plenty as a child, but it was a fact without any emotion attached. I think about it especially when I watch house hunting shows: what a wish list looks like for people who get to choose where they live on purpose.

Leg Warmer photo
December 9, 2019 | Nonfiction

Leg Warmer

Jaya Wagle

The first time a boy accidently touches your leg you are fourteen—

TRYING NOT TO BE RAPED, TRYING NOT TO LISTEN TO WHAT MEN TELL ME photo
December 6, 2019 | Poetry

TRYING NOT TO BE RAPED, TRYING NOT TO LISTEN TO WHAT MEN TELL ME

Joanna C. Valente

i don't know how to manage time
the same way i manage my 
body

away from men
and... more

Sticky  photo
December 5, 2019 | Nonfiction

Sticky 

Hope Henderson

I had anted up already: pics in the too-small bikini top he liked, back arched in his favorite Brazilian-cut bottoms. Did you just take these for me? he asked. By your mid-30s, romance is infinite regress. Or infinite repeat. Or just infinite, like Groundhog Day, or samsara. I don’t reuse sexts! I replied. This is romantic. We understand this is romantic. It is, in fact, romantic to take pictures just for him.

 

A Brief History of Motivations photo
December 4, 2019 | Poetry

A Brief History of Motivations

Jenny Irish

The predominant inquisitor of women accused of witchcraft, it is theorized, was a sadist with acousticophilia: a... more

Joyride photo
December 4, 2019 | Fiction

Joyride

Elizabeth Victoria Aldrich

She crushes up some blow with a MAC compact and does a line, her anger switching off instantly. She resurfaces on a genial plateau of euphoric haze.

We Fat Ourselves For Maggots photo
December 3, 2019 | Nonfiction

We Fat Ourselves For Maggots

Lena Crown

One evening when I was fifteen, back in 2009, my ballet teacher arrived at the studio wearing a shit-eating grin. Jeff loved to gossip, and he spoke with a showy Southern twang that made the juice of every secret dribble down our fingers.

Blink-182 photo
December 3, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Blink-182

Corey Miller

As a 10-year-old boy I found ways to explore. Moisturizing with lotion helped. 

100 Ways to Propose to a Married Woman: An Excerpt from GITANES photo
December 2, 2019 | Fiction

100 Ways to Propose to a Married Woman: An Excerpt from GITANES

Fawzy Zablah

I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t want to suffer. I love her. I love her very much.