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In Preparation for Radiation photo
March 11, 2019 | Fiction

In Preparation for Radiation

John Oliver Hodges

Being Jack’s a guy, he’s also tasked with the act of pulling my ass apart when needed so the Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Katz, a short petite woman of prissy demeanor who does her ass work in civilian clothes, even while wearing heels and a tiny purse strapped across her midsection, can insert her finger.

The Serial Shitter photo
March 9, 2019 | Fiction

The Serial Shitter

Kyle Swensen

Four days after the initial shit, another pile of human shit was found, this time by the foreman himself, who was checking the inventory of an item located in an ill-lit and rarely visited corner of the warehouse. He immediately called a meeting.

Rubber Mother photo
March 8, 2019 | Fiction

Rubber Mother

Adam Falik

I want to deny him but he’s playin’ it natural and attentive.  He’s good but I ain’t sure if he knows he’s good or if he’s just as polite as he’s coming off.

Regrettable Head photo
March 7, 2019 | Fiction

Regrettable Head

Janna Brooke Wallack

She looked better and better to herself in his bathroom mirror as she washed up and got all ready to spend the night with him in his warm bed. 

Instructions for Mourning photo
March 6, 2019 | Fiction

Instructions for Mourning

Troy James Weaver

I put a stone at each corner of the paper to hold it still beneath the fan in our bedroom. The instructions were simple.

Hide and Seek, With My Nieces, In the Large and Empty Summer Home My Parents Just Bought photo
March 5, 2019 | Fiction

Hide and Seek, With My Nieces, In the Large and Empty Summer Home My Parents Just Bought

Alexandra Tanner

A furniture delivery arrives, as my mother warned me upon leaving for the store that it might, and two nieces who have hidden themselves in a cabinet come out at the sound of the doorbell to ogle the brightly-colored truck in the driveway.

Napkin of Death Metal photo
March 2, 2019 | Fiction

Napkin of Death Metal

Melissa Ragsly

Jeanette has gotten many notes in bars before. Many men have spoken to her too. 

Zuckerburg photo
March 1, 2019 | Fiction

Zuckerburg

Gabriel Smith

My sister called me the morning after that dream to tell me that the family cat was dying. It was the last cat that was still alive from the time I had lived with my parents.

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 2: "The Stick" photo
February 28, 2019 | Fiction

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 2: "The Stick"

Josh Sippie

Previously on... Episode 1: "The Landing"

Yoda had nothing with him other than the clothes on his back and the... more

Geronimo photo
February 22, 2019 | Fiction

Geronimo

Molly Anders

You are dancing naked and you think you’re alone, but someone is watching. It’s Red, your daughter.

After All Disintegrating as an Active Mode photo
February 18, 2019 | Fiction

After All Disintegrating as an Active Mode

Helen McClory

People are still here! Said the dog’s eyes.

Now is Not The Time To Be Different photo
February 7, 2019 | Fiction

Now is Not The Time To Be Different

Judyth Emanuel

She hands me a carved pineapple. Big and heavy.

Martha, My Shapeshifting Friend photo
February 6, 2019 | Fiction

Martha, My Shapeshifting Friend

Lanny Durbin

OUR CHEESE FRIES WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

King King II photo
February 5, 2019 | Fiction

King King II

Harris Lahti

Moments before we depart for his fifty-fourth birthday bowling extravaganza, King-King decides he would rather eat lunch at Fat Nancy’s

THE ANSWER IS, PROBABLY NOT photo
February 5, 2019 | Fiction

THE ANSWER IS, PROBABLY NOT

Norris Eppes

In the open office, everyone has questions. Now you have questions.

House Party photo
February 4, 2019 | Fiction

House Party

Benjamin Kessler

We threw a party and everyone came.

Transit photo
January 31, 2019 | Fiction

Transit

Justina Elias

I miss your piercings, Mina, I say. 

Don’t, she says. 

Me too. Jordan brightens. You looked like a suicide girl. It was hot. 

Bounty photo
January 30, 2019 | Fiction

Bounty

Scott Broker

In August, I stood in the doorway, watching as a bounty hunter pressed her fingers deep into my flowerpot and told me about the vexing but ultimately successful capture of my husband.

To The Boy Who Escaped To College And Left Me With A Ring photo
January 29, 2019 | Fiction

To The Boy Who Escaped To College And Left Me With A Ring

Marvin Shackelford

I took to wearing your ring again because everybody likes dealing with a woman who’s married. They want a winner.

The Treasure Hunt  photo
January 28, 2019 | Fiction

The Treasure Hunt 

Dakota Canon

You empty your bank account of the $1,326 and sink it all into Facebook advertisements.

Blindness photo
January 25, 2019 | Fiction

Blindness

Tyler McAndrew

Mike and Miriam lay in bed and pretended to be blind, eyes closed, gently touching each others' faces. It was something they had seen in a movie, maybe.

Slugmaster photo
January 23, 2019 | Fiction

Slugmaster

Natalie Villacorta

I want Paula to feel the pain I’ve felt, the pain of being left behind, and not by someone who has died, which would be less painful, in my opinion. Because when someone leaves you in life, they’re still out there; they just have a new life you’re not a part of.

Get Behind Me, Seitan Bacon photo
January 21, 2019 | Fiction

Get Behind Me, Seitan Bacon

Kyle T. Armstrong

did I know that we’re making global warming worse by eating beef because cow farts heal the ozone layer

Chocolate Eggs photo
January 18, 2019 | Fiction

Chocolate Eggs

Teresa Milbrodt

Tomorrow he will crash from the sugar buzz. I will not look at him with eyes that suggest I told you so, which is part of love. 

Making Babies photo
January 16, 2019 | Fiction

Making Babies

Michael Putnam

If we add three points to Athleticism, we have three left to spend on our son. We already have 8 points toward Intelligence. Virtue is a 7, Athleticism would be an 8 if we add those last three. 

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

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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.