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neighbors photo
September 17, 2019 | Fiction

neighbors

Aliceanna Stopher

Here is your neighbor, blood forking from her nose, catching on her lip. 

Kids photo
September 11, 2019 | Fiction

Kids

Andrea Ruggirello

When the men came and dug us up to make way for the next crop, it took a sharp tug or two to free our limbs from where they were entangled with the earth

Paper Wasps photo
September 10, 2019 | Fiction

Paper Wasps

Joseph Worthen

He’s soaked in sweat already and all he’s done is drive. He must know what they are here to find.

Kyle photo
September 5, 2019 | Fiction

Kyle

Kyle Francis Williams

Doris said she would pray for me because I was a kind person and her murdered great-nephew had also been named Kyle.

Floating Feet photo
August 30, 2019 | Fiction

Floating Feet

Amy Rowland

I always knew I would wash up on an island.

How To Start A Coven photo
August 29, 2019 | Fiction

How To Start A Coven

Deirdre Danklin

Say, “we should start a band.” Get shut down because everyone wants to sing but no one knows how to play guitar. 

Hari Kari photo
August 28, 2019 | Fiction

Hari Kari

Eric Aldrich

Fuck couples therapy!

Blotches and Blurs photo
August 27, 2019 | Fiction

Blotches and Blurs

Kevin Tasker

When I was thirty I found my birth mom. I’d written her letters but never sent them.

Dinosaur Justice photo
August 26, 2019 | Fiction

Dinosaur Justice

Aurora Nibley

This is a frontier town. Means it’s small. 

Now, if the frontier was moving forward, like they do sometimes, our town might get... more

A Meeting Of The Society Of Adult Men Who Have Lost Their Fathers  photo
August 23, 2019 | Fiction

A Meeting Of The Society Of Adult Men Who Have Lost Their Fathers 

Robert John Miller

They gather in the basement to weep together like the boys they are.

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out photo
August 22, 2019 | Fiction

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Jan Saenz

It’s after midnight and Jason is awake, trying to ignore the suspicion his twin sister is masturbating on the... more

Organics photo
August 21, 2019 | Fiction

Organics

Caitlin Rae Taylor

Nobody knows Ralph has a flask tucked in his front shirt pocket. His blue Hi-Mart vest hides the bulge it makes beneath the fabric.

Fish photo
August 16, 2019 | Fiction

Fish

Z Kennedy-Lopez

We amass, aquatic, shoal of the legless. The one grown webby with appendages pads onto the raspy sand, and we surface to see: gleeful and aroused... more

Arrangements photo
August 15, 2019 | Fiction

Arrangements

Merridawn Duckler

There was a Help Wanted sign at the florists. I had a car, so I walked in and applied. This was a time in my life when I’d decided anyone could do anything. In other words, I was an artist.

First Love and the Zippo Prophecy photo
August 14, 2019 | Fiction

First Love and the Zippo Prophecy

Anne Summerfield

He had one of those cool lighters – brushed metal case, tiny chimney with a pattern of holes, bright heat when flint... more

Timed Test photo
August 13, 2019 | Fiction

Timed Test

Kim Magowan

We’re practicing doing timed tests for the AP Language and Comp exam, and the prompt Ms. Anniker gives us is “What Are You Proud Of?” I think immediately, “my chin” 

Shine photo
August 12, 2019 | Fiction

Shine

Kat Moore

Amy lives right off Pike beneath a fire escape in one of the many alleys that connect to the street. She’s fifteen years old and loves Madonna.... more

Ex photo
August 3, 2019 | Fiction

Ex

Abigail Oswald

My senior year of high school I kissed a boy in the parking lot of a supermarket and found out the next day that my grandmother had died of liver failure.

The End photo
July 30, 2019 | Fiction

The End

Josh Denslow

That morning, I rolled over with the intention of apologizing. I'd meant everything I'd said, but none of it was enough for me to end anything. It was the hazards of a relationship; I had to decide if I was losing myself or becoming better.

Dolphins  photo
July 22, 2019 | Fiction

Dolphins 

Ross Showalter

We both found ourselves giggling at the situation three beers deep, both of us watching how our fingers raced to hug the other’s.

The Tire Swing Incident photo
July 17, 2019 | Fiction

The Tire Swing Incident

Matthew Stephen Sirois

I read the article and passed her the phone.

Cage Girls photo
July 17, 2019 | Fiction

Cage Girls

Cheyenne Autry

On the drive home, I waited in the dark of the third-row seat for Z to act, reach for my hand or kiss my cheek. But he wouldn’t do anything until college, until I cornered him in the bathroom at a Halloween party and forced the space between us to shrink.

The Death of the First Cyborg photo
July 15, 2019 | Fiction

The Death of the First Cyborg

Tyler McAndrew

Between beeps and coughs, he begged to be unplugged, begged for them to let his fluid tanks run dry.

Laine Throws Up A Dead Person photo
July 10, 2019 | Fiction

Laine Throws Up A Dead Person

Kate Gies

Picture a baby shower.

River Path photo
July 9, 2019 | Fiction

River Path

Amelia Gray

“This one’s kind of a dud,” he said, turning the page. “It’s fine, but I’m not sure where it goes.”
“That’s like me on this path,” she said.
“It’s really not.”

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!


ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

 

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.