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Fun Person photo
October 11, 2016 | Fiction

Fun Person

Deirdre Coyle

He removed a wad of fabric from under the bed, pulling on boxers and an Anthrax t-shirt. I winced at the Anthrax logo—I knew better than to fuck guys into thrash metal—too late now.

Smoothie Guru photo
October 10, 2016 | Fiction

Smoothie Guru

Erin McIntosh

I wondered what my mother would say about the gun, and then I wondered it out loud. M gave me a look I was too worn out to interpret.

Dreamcrasher photo
October 6, 2016 | Fiction

Dreamcrasher

Agustín Lopez

I had never considered practicing polyamory, so when my girlfriend suggested it to me, I didn’t know what to say.

Only Sunshine photo
October 4, 2016 | Fiction

Only Sunshine

Becky Mandelbaum

Her parents, Mary and Don, were overcome first by grief and then by caution: they purchased fire extinguishers and flame retardant blankets, put the fire department on speed dial and plugged the holes in the nursery wall with corks, so that the angry neighbors could not look in and make a spectacle of their only child. Julia was their everything

Teeth and Claws photo
September 30, 2016 | Fiction

Teeth and Claws

Tabitha Laffernis

Some hours pass, and nobody has impressed her

Homonyms photo
September 29, 2016 | Fiction

Homonyms

Kieran Mundy

I didn’t say sorry, because it was hard to explain. Sorry I felt the way I did, absolutely. But not sorry I did it. I tried to make him understand.

A Very Small Forest Fire photo
September 28, 2016 | Fiction

A Very Small Forest Fire

Andrew Duncan Worthington

Before we entered the most raved about amusement park in the world, we went into the woods nearby . . . 

The Peculiar Draw of Orange photo
September 26, 2016 | Fiction

The Peculiar Draw of Orange

Eric Dovigi

John’s hands are on the wheel, very still, and he’s looking straight ahead at the dark yellow lines of Route 66.

Five Mile Line photo
September 21, 2016 | Fiction

Five Mile Line

Eric Cavazos

This story is a fresh take on the proverbial phrase: go the extra mile for someone else. 

There Is a Word for This photo
September 20, 2016 | Fiction

There Is a Word for This

Ben Slotky

It starts like this, the saddest story I know does. It starts with me and it starts with my son.

Jack Beauregard Divides His Time photo
September 16, 2016 | Fiction

Jack Beauregard Divides His Time

Benjamin T. Miller

Jack Beauregard divides his time into zeroes and ones. He divides his time between mundane tasks and the question of whether he is worth loving. 

Two Daydrinking Stories photo
September 15, 2016 | Fiction

Two Daydrinking Stories

Bud Smith

We go to a bar for lunch that serves free candy.

Boss photo
September 14, 2016 | Fiction

Boss

Bud Smith

I got a flat tire last month and my life spiraled out of control just a half mile from the rest stop.

Jared Machetes the Porch photo
September 12, 2016 | Fiction

Jared Machetes the Porch

Austin Hayden

Jared punches like dang. Gouges, arm-bars. Breaks windows at theme parties.

Descent Against Carbon Dark photo
September 9, 2016 | Fiction

Descent Against Carbon Dark

Jason Namey

For the past month Wrat, a man removed from the dogtooth of language, had been hearing a scratching, needling noise clip the outmost walls.

Dead Squirrel photo
September 5, 2016 | Fiction

Dead Squirrel

Ben L. Ziegler

On the job site one morning they found a dead squirrel. There was no indication of what had killed it.

Slight of Hand photo
August 30, 2016 | Fiction

Slight of Hand

Hilary Leichter

When you lost the third finger, things got out of hand. I didn't know what to say to make it better, and so I made it worse

Eight Scenes from the Life of a Professional Raven photo
August 29, 2016 | Fiction

Eight Scenes from the Life of a Professional Raven

Tom McAllister

When my team scores a touchdown, I have a few seconds in the spotlight to do my dance, to captivate the crowd. I pretend in front of my flock that I don’t enjoy it but I do. I am more vain than I let on

Girls on Hands and Knees photo
August 23, 2016 | Fiction

Girls on Hands and Knees

Aleyna Rentz

And I would blush and kind of lightly touch his shoulder, saying oh, Robert. Just Robert, because why shouldn’t we be on a first name basis? I’ve read all his poems—I know the man

Formerly Dante's photo
August 16, 2016 | Fiction

Formerly Dante's

Kate Jayroe

Mama Vincenzo’s Ristorante Italiano is located in hell

Hugs, Handshakes, Goodbyes photo
August 10, 2016 | Fiction

Hugs, Handshakes, Goodbyes

Ashton Politanoff

Bill and Mary were leaving because Mary felt old, when a woman’s hand fell on his shoulder.

Solicitations photo
August 2, 2016 | Fiction

Solicitations

Benjamin Woodard

Two weeks after the scientist’s freak exposure, a man in black arrived at his front step. It was the weekend, and the man in... more

Love Letter photo
July 28, 2016 | Fiction

Love Letter

Shasta Grant

You told Mrs. Miller you had to make up a clarinet lesson so you needed to leave class early and she believed you, the old bat, even... more

Dunn and Hooper Standing in Dunn’s Yard photo
July 20, 2016 | Fiction

Dunn and Hooper Standing in Dunn’s Yard

Brandon Barrett

The cousin had called my thesis advisor and said something like, “Hey, film professor cousin, can you do this film for us?” and my thesis advisor was like, “Hey, no. But I know a guy who is still unemployed four months after graduation and is about to get evicted.”

 
 
Trying photo
July 18, 2016 | Fiction

Trying

David Byron Queen

We spent that summer on Dad's couch trying not to move, because if we didn’t move we wouldn’t spend

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