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Come, Love photo
September 20, 2017 | Fiction

Come, Love

Miriam Cohen

He was at the window. I heard the tap-tap-tap.

Mema's Alaskan Taco Hut photo
September 20, 2017 | Fiction

Mema's Alaskan Taco Hut

Lauren Dostal

After, we slunk back to Mema’s Alaskan Taco Hut and I crawled into a booth and ordered with two fingers like we... more

Like Mennonite Girls in the Bus Station Looking at Brochures photo
September 19, 2017 | Fiction

Like Mennonite Girls in the Bus Station Looking at Brochures

Laura Scalzo

  Our language is rapid and hard but we’re young so we giggle,... more

New Mother photo
September 18, 2017 | Fiction

New Mother

Brianna McNish

“I don’t like how her flesh looks,” my daughter tells me. According to Phoebe, this woman has the flesh of a winter peach.

Buddy photo
September 13, 2017 | Fiction

Buddy

Dana Diehl

“We made out once,” my sister says. I thought “I was in love with him for a night.”

Exposure photo
September 11, 2017 | Fiction

Exposure

Kat Gonso

My daughter Lisbeth checks Missy’s gums for bleeders. “Sometimes the damage done takes generations to make itself known,” she says, nodding along with her words, agreeing with herself. 

Clown College photo
September 8, 2017 | Fiction

Clown College

Sophia Veltfort

By now Lena was supposed to be the version of herself at whom people looked twice, and whom Alec missed, at home, now that they lived together. But she was still just herself, in stockings and hoodie, her face half-done. 

Mail From The Person You Ate photo
September 6, 2017 | Fiction

Mail From The Person You Ate

Jennifer Fliss

At first Margaret went around whispering about the rape. The rape? Her rape? Did she own it? Did she have to keep it? Did she share it? 

Four Excerpts from Temporal photo
September 5, 2017 | Fiction

Four Excerpts from Temporal

Troy James Weaver

Don’t know whether I was really desperate for weed or just plain curious about that dude, Duffy, but for whatever reason, I found myself back at his trailer, on the couch, watching TV and smoking his shit.

Funeral photo
September 1, 2017 | Fiction

Funeral

Gwen Werner

We move next door to a gas station. The town is small. No stoplights. Small enough that beer is delivered from a single brewery in a single form: light.

Just Fireflies photo
August 31, 2017 | Fiction

Just Fireflies

B.J. Best

Molly liked that the Museum of Light was honest.  Inside every light is a seed of darkness, one interpretive sign began.  It is light’s job to prevent that seed from blooming.  

Sanguine photo
August 28, 2017 | Fiction

Sanguine

Darrin Doyle

No one should become a new parent at my age.

A partial list of mitigating factors in play photo
August 25, 2017 | Fiction

A partial list of mitigating factors in play

Jacqueline Boucher

  1. you never wanted to be the kind of person who balked when people entered your home without taking off their shoes
The Resurgence of Plain photo
August 24, 2017 | Fiction

The Resurgence of Plain

Michael Kaplan

No one even realized Plain could make such a comeback. Years before, it tapered off in grocery stores. Chips. Donuts. Even Coca-Cola. All were taken over by ranch, chocolate, lime. 

A Heart and a Half photo
August 21, 2017 | Fiction

A Heart and a Half

Gary Joshua Garrison

Out by the park, I say, I’ve got your blood in me, and you look at me funny, like you are waiting for this to be another mediocre joke, and it is, somehow, but I don’t know the punchline yet. 

Love Story in the Form of a Taco photo
August 18, 2017 | Fiction

Love Story in the Form of a Taco

Daniel Paul

“Isn’t there something called ‘Pizza’?” I whispered to my girlfriend one night, awake from a dream; she kissed my forehead, her breath heavy with the sweet smell of cilantro, and sent me back to sleep.

Police Report photo
August 14, 2017 | Fiction

Police Report

Sonya Gray Redi

When I told you I wanted to file a police report for our missing love, you turned to me with your best impression of a blank page. 

Exceptions to the Equation photo
August 10, 2017 | Fiction

Exceptions to the Equation

Christina Sun

My fiancée wants to have a threesome. He tells me this when he comes home from his new job and I wonder what it is about data analysis and interpretation that gets him going. 

Willing photo
August 9, 2017 | Fiction

Willing

Jennifer Wortman

One of the men I love’s pointing a gun—stainless steel, ecru handle--at his temple, and I tell him I’ll do anything if he puts down that gun. 

Victory Speech photo
August 8, 2017 | Fiction

Victory Speech

Salvatore Difalco

I feel blessed. I thank God with a capital G for my success.

Peony photo
August 2, 2017 | Fiction

Peony

Laura Scalzo

Have you ever fucked a flower? I recommend it just don’t try telling it what its problem is. 

Two Stories photo
July 31, 2017 | Fiction

Two Stories

Matt Naylor

The bank took the car but they didn't take my legs, so this morning I stole the neighbor kid's bike and pedaled into town. 

SLAB II photo
July 29, 2017 | Fiction

SLAB II

Big Bruiser Dope Boy

At dawn on Saturday, our powerlifting group arrived at the locker room to try on singlets.

This Is My Body photo
July 27, 2017 | Fiction

This Is My Body

KC Mead-Brewer

Dipping a finger into the little tub of pink polish, Jade struggled to focus on her sacristan duties: polish all the silver for the Sunday Eucharist—two wine chalices, two patens for bread, and one slotted spoon. 

Sock Factory photo
July 19, 2017 | Fiction

Sock Factory

Greg Chandler

First of all I want to thank you for accepting my friend request.  Out of all our graduating class of 1992, you were the only one to do so.  

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

The original 2012 essay collection, redesigned and with three new essays by the author.

 

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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
—The Los Angeles Review

"I’m more stunned than able to decide or articulate what I really feel about Person/a, and that’s marvelous."
—The Lit Pub

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WOMEN

Chloe Caldwell

"You want this."
– Ashley Ford, Buzzfeed Books

“I’ll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes...  WOMEN is an urgent reminder that narrative is how we make sense of obsession.”
– Elisa Albert, author of After Birth