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Go To The Ballgame photo
July 4, 2018 | Fiction

Go To The Ballgame

Nathaniel Duggan

When you’re sad, you go to the ballgame. 

Against The Ground photo
July 2, 2018 | Fiction

Against The Ground

Sommer Schafer

It’s the sun, I told myself again. Too much sun makes people too hyper, too happy, too sure of themselves. What we need is a little rain, some dark clouds, a berating storm. 

The Rats photo
June 29, 2018 | Fiction

The Rats

Blake Middleton

I came home from work the other day and my next-door neighbor, Charlie, was sitting on a lawn-chair under an oak tree in his front lawn,... more

Mopwater Soup photo
June 25, 2018 | Fiction

Mopwater Soup

Nikolai McLeod

McGuiness in bed with chow mien. Eyeballs floating in melatonin.

“Watch your back,” moans ceiling fan. TV glow damaging optic nerves,... more

The Devil and Ellen and Charles photo
June 22, 2018 | Fiction

The Devil and Ellen and Charles

Mary Clemens

When, on August 18, 2015, the dog the internet called “The Devil” was finally cornered by the Salt Springs police... more

Stolen photo
June 20, 2018 | Fiction

Stolen

Cathy Mellett

When I was little, my best friend Tamara and I stole. She was a year older than I was, treated me like a little sister, and taught me all the ropes. We wore sweaters on hot summer days, dresses too big for us, huge pants with pockets. 

Western Medicine photo
June 18, 2018 | Fiction

Western Medicine

Dylan Brown

That afternoon she insisted I wheelchair her to the gunfight.

WEED MILEY photo
June 15, 2018 | Fiction

WEED MILEY

Shane Jesse Christmass

WEED MILEY. Come back to us Weed Miley. I plonk down on the water sofa. Weed Miley screams into the mirror. She had invited me to join them. Weed Miley talks here, I then talk. Weed Miley enters wearing a cloth nightgown.

Zebras and Pandas photo
June 13, 2018 | Fiction

Zebras and Pandas

Xenia Taiga

The cartels were losing the battle. Everywhere they dug they met a new obstacle. There was freshly poured concrete down their northwest tunnel. They discovered recently installed top of the line micro security cameras. They came face to face with growling German shepherds. 

Gray Cat, Purple Rug photo
June 11, 2018 | Fiction

Gray Cat, Purple Rug

Fawzy Zablah

On that rainy morning of that last day, I delivered some homemade ajiaco, Colombian chicken soup, to my mother, and my ex-girlfriend who was expecting a child that might be her husband’s or mine.

Tonight on This and Every Episode of Sons of Anarchy photo
June 8, 2018 | Fiction

Tonight on This and Every Episode of Sons of Anarchy

Emma Komlos-Hrobsky

 

The Club pursues a shaky business proposition, and Jax must decide where his allegiances... more

Toads photo
June 8, 2018 | Fiction

Toads

Cameron Shenassa

The night I saw you on TV, I thought of the toads.

The ones we carried onto the roof of your house with a slingshot that afternoon when no one was home.

Lone Star photo
June 6, 2018 | Fiction

Lone Star

Rachel Duboff

The day we met, you told me Los Angeles was home but that you were born in Houston. It was the insurance company’s orientation day for new employees, and you were standing alone at the far table, looking around with hesitation, like a child on the first day of school.

The Miles Behind Us photo
June 4, 2018 | Fiction

The Miles Behind Us

Drew Buxton

She’s still searching for hers but isn’t jealous. She’s happy I finally found my med. I take it in the morning with my cereal, and... more

Candace Lee and Me photo
June 2, 2018 | Fiction

Candace Lee and Me

Rebekah Morgan

I was a loser and I was a fifth grader and I was hoping, never prayin’, to watch somebody open a can of whoop ass on The Stevens... more

Serve and Protect Yourself photo
May 25, 2018 | Fiction

Serve and Protect Yourself

Al Kratz

The officer put me on the street behind my truck. I felt the control. It didn’t feel good. 

The Difficulty of Learning to Say Yes photo
May 18, 2018 | Fiction

The Difficulty of Learning to Say Yes

Craig Fishbane

Naoko knew all too well how difficult it was to imbibe the air of a foreign culture. She had matriculated for a year at the University of Santa Barbara to study saxophone and marked each day as a progression from one shameful moment to the next.

Nights Like This photo
May 16, 2018 | Fiction

Nights Like This

Teague von Bohlen

It’s that night in the summer when your open windows mean nothing, when your bed is just stuffed heat

Shredded Cheese photo
May 15, 2018 | Fiction

Shredded Cheese

Eric Bosse

My daughter stood on tiptoe by the metal grocery cart and told me we needed two more bags of Colby Jack. 

Your Father Devouring His Short Stack photo
May 14, 2018 | Fiction

Your Father Devouring His Short Stack

Geoff Peck

He had a disciplined approach to all things that surely came from the military. For breakfast it was always two hard boiled eggs – you imagined he swallowed them whole – but on the road, he allowed one indulgence: a short stack of pancakes.

Moonlight photo
May 10, 2018 | Fiction

Moonlight

Sophie Narod

If I had to choose one moment that convinced me of my own insignificance, it would be that time I saw the world spin.

Lyrical Realism photo
May 10, 2018 | Fiction

Lyrical Realism

Sonia Feigelson

“I was just thinking about you,” he emailed, a week later. “I’m rereading The Bell Jar.”

West Virginia Fictions photo
May 9, 2018 | Fiction

West Virginia Fictions

Juliet Escoria

They were not in Brooklyn, California, a nice suburb outside D.C.

They were in West Virginia.

You Are Just a Name I Wrote on My Hand photo
May 9, 2018 | Fiction

You Are Just a Name I Wrote on My Hand

Greg Rhyno

Hey, here’s an idea: how about you don’t spend half the period texting your boyfriend, and then he won’t dump you in the middle of class. Ever think of that? Maybe you talk to him like a human being instead of sending him a bunch of fucking sideways sad faces. 

An Uprising of Horses at the Schaumburg Medieval Times photo
May 7, 2018 | Fiction

An Uprising of Horses at the Schaumburg Medieval Times

Matthew Fogarty

The first line in the Medieval Times employee handbook is “The King always wins” even though really it’s the Champion Knight who wins and every move of the nightly joust is scripted to ensure that always happens...

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

"I didn't want to ever be outside of this moment. I knew at some point I would look at the picture I'd just taken and feel an overwhelming sense of loss. I thought as long as we could manage to stay inside this particular hotel room, to avoid our phones and every person with whom we'd ever come into contact, we would continue to feel whole. We were revolutionaries, goddamnit. These were our accumulation of beautiful moments. Before the world fractured us. I don't expect you to understand how I became Brad Pitt in that moment, how we all just flew along down the highway. Bandits. Ex-patriots. In love with this countryside, if not this country. Paper Moon. The Last Picture Show. All of this shot in black and white. Only the final scene in color."

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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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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.