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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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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.”

Killer Sheila photo
July 3, 2019 | Fiction

Killer Sheila

Casey Wiley

The best wrestler he'd ever seen.

You Tomorrow if You Want — The first ever short story written by Dixie Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s cousin photo
June 28, 2019 | Fiction

You Tomorrow if You Want — The first ever short story written by Dixie Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s cousin

Sofie Harsha

You look like a zombie who’s just seen a ghost, the mirror mouthed back. 

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

*limited time sale on Person/a: $10!

"Person/a chosen as a best work of experimental literature by Lithub!"
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Chloe Caldwell

"Women by Chloe Caldwell s a beautiful read/a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair/an essential truth." -- Lena Dunham

"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come." -- Cheryl Strayed

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

“Reading these stories makes me wanna smoke weed and drive thru mcds 24/7.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women