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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. 

Brown Egg photo
June 26, 2019 | Fiction

Brown Egg

Janelle Greco

“Hail Mary, full of grace,” I whisper, “the Lord is with thee.”

“The Lord doesn’t give a crap about us coloring eggs,” says Bee.

Science photo
June 25, 2019 | Fiction


Anna Elise Anderson

She didn’t look mad, but she was something. She was moving slow-fast like a cat, something I’d never witnessed, like I could feel how fast she wanted to go but wasn’t going.

Love Divine photo
June 24, 2019 | Fiction

Love Divine

Jaime Balboa

All around him the congregation erupted. Tears of rapture. Hugs of friendship. Compassionate embraces. Passionate kisses. Erotic caresses.

Outside WallyGreens photo
June 21, 2019 | Fiction

Outside WallyGreens

Brian Leli

Are you in my head? Do you know what goes on up here? Do you know what’s preceded all that goes on up here? 

Boobing photo
June 20, 2019 | Fiction


Dylan Davis

A tendril of smoke dissipated above us. She made an opening in her hands, revealing a little frog. Its throat pumped rapidly.

There Was a Sun Once  photo
June 14, 2019 | Fiction

There Was a Sun Once 

Mariah Stovall

His subconscious deemed them too short, or not steep enough, or their grass was flecked with yellow and brown. He had succeeded in agitating his appetite and wondered what he would have for dinner.

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry photo
June 13, 2019 | Fiction

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry

Nick Farriella

People hung around outside of convenience stores with their hands over their mouths blowing smoke. Stereos played loud Christmas music.

Whatever You Want to Be photo
June 11, 2019 | Fiction

Whatever You Want to Be

Nicholas Dighiera

Hank sucked what was left of his cigarette back in one pull and flicked it into the alley.  The hot light of the ember cartwheeled through the air before disappearing into the snow.

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.

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.

Too Long, Too Late photo
May 31, 2019 | Fiction

Too Long, Too Late

Justin Mundhenk

When I wasn’t on the road, I ate lunch at the diner just to watch Cathy polish the cutlery. 

In Preparation photo
May 30, 2019 | Fiction

In Preparation

Jake Shore

Well, at least we aren't just dead, she said.  


At least we aren't dead, right?


Cut the Cord! photo
May 29, 2019 | Fiction

Cut the Cord!

Lindsey Godfrey Eccles

When our baby arrives I am feeling a funny mix of elation and terror – what have we done?

If You Look Long Enough You’ll See It All photo
May 27, 2019 | Fiction

If You Look Long Enough You’ll See It All

Kathryn McMahon

A woman at our airport gate is eating a box of powdered donut holes and not licking her lips. She is capable... more

It Rained Laughter photo
May 27, 2019 | Fiction

It Rained Laughter

Andrew Bertaina

Sometimes we’d see a slip of moon hung in velvety sky, and we’d find ourselves crying for no good reason, or maybe every reason that we could think of. 

Welfare, an excerpt  photo
May 23, 2019 | Fiction

Welfare, an excerpt 

Steve Anwyll

I only get twenty bucks that day. Trevor tells me to call him next week. He'll have some more work for me. But I never see him again. Or even hear his voice. I lose him number. Greaseback is never around. And then the phone gets cut off. I'm back to where I started.

The Things She Did photo
May 23, 2019 | Fiction

The Things She Did

Lauren Davis

Smart girls don’t tempt the devil. I was a bullseye, a bloody Rorschach blot, walking into the prison flaunting my muleta.

A Five Pound Duck photo
May 17, 2019 | Fiction

A Five Pound Duck

P.J. McCain

About earlier, he had started to say —

— is that all you can think about, your duck?

The Triple Crown photo
May 15, 2019 | Fiction

The Triple Crown

Luis Neer

The Triple Crown is alcohol, weed, and Adderall. Hank did the Triple Crown on prom night at Emma’s parents’ house.

Double Zero photo
May 9, 2019 | Fiction

Double Zero

Jenny Hayes

Our first stop was Red Rock Canyon, down at the bottom end of the Sierras. The rocks, as promised, were red. It was pretty. We ate our... more

Two People photo
May 7, 2019 | Fiction

Two People

Matthew Garner

When I was a freshman in college (many years ago, before the marriage and the children and the divorce and the loss of faith in God), I saw a man order eight McDoubles at a McDonald’s on campus and then proceed to eat them all.

Pathetic Fallacy photo
May 3, 2019 | Fiction

Pathetic Fallacy

John Elizabeth Stintzi

While they wrote about the never-ending snowstorm in the first pages of their novel: outside of their apartment, snow began to... more

Save photo
April 30, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction


David E. Yee

I watched Jim Johnson try to close out the 9thin front of a half-capacity Camden Yards. My father was supposed to come, but he was six blocks up... more

At Old Seals Stadium photo
April 26, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

At Old Seals Stadium

Steven Kennedy

Old Seals Stadium is a shopping center now. It is a parking lot, a grocery store, a 24 Hour Fitness, a Ross Dress for Less, a... more

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