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Three Stories  photo
November 14, 2018 | Fiction

Three Stories 

Tom Laplaige

funny how the stars line up.

Sleepovers photo
November 13, 2018 | Fiction

Sleepovers

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips

She tore off pieces and kept them in her mouth.

Orthodontics photo
November 12, 2018 | Fiction

Orthodontics

 Troy James Weaver

He was taking swigs out of a bottle of Listerine.

Five Stories photo
November 9, 2018 | Fiction

Five Stories

Robert Vaughan

Every time they go-cart raced, she beat the living crap out of him.

Holy Water photo
November 8, 2018 | Fiction

Holy Water

Nathan Thomas

Although I guess it really started on Saturday morning.

A Good And Simple Life photo
November 7, 2018 | Fiction

A Good And Simple Life

Oliver Zarandi

The Boy was born poor and continued to be poor.

The Ass is a Hole Where The Light Gets In  photo
November 6, 2018 | Fiction

The Ass is a Hole Where The Light Gets In 

Jon Lindsey

This is a meaningful story about the intestinal parasite I picked up while living in Salt Lake City, in Ted Bundy’s house. 

A Story To Spit On photo
November 5, 2018 | Fiction

A Story To Spit On

Sebastian Castillo

A bald eagle was shot directly above my head, mid-flight, and its feathers rested gently on my scalp for the rest of geological time.

All Our Italian Friends Are Dead photo
November 2, 2018 | Fiction

All Our Italian Friends Are Dead

Fawzy Zablah

I was so broke I went to see my mother.

Merchandiser photo
November 1, 2018 | Fiction

Merchandiser

Derick Dupre

Esther rises and pulls the cord and moves to the front of the bus, whereupon it brakes and kneels.

Doors photo
October 29, 2018 | Fiction

Doors

Zac Smith

Susan bought a gun that shot doors into things. The doors were small and led to incredible places.

We Get Pregnant photo
October 25, 2018 | Fiction

We Get Pregnant

Diana Clarke

We receive phone calls inviting us to the ocean, (a beach day!) but of course we can no longer fit in the sea. We are too big for open waters.

Construction of a Last Ditch Garden photo
October 22, 2018 | Fiction

Construction of a Last Ditch Garden

Devan Collins Del Conte

One day, recognize your malformed loneliness like a tumor in your throat.

For A Small Donation This Woven Basket Can Be Yours photo
October 19, 2018 | Fiction

For A Small Donation This Woven Basket Can Be Yours

Jared Shaffer

Welcome. Please don’t take my talking as an assault to your personhood. 

It's Just A Flower photo
October 18, 2018 | Fiction

It's Just A Flower

Olivia Gunning

“We need a gift that’s really her,” I said. “Really Sophia.”

“Could you define her?”

“A truly independent mind, a renovator, a cultivator.”

Orangeville photo
October 16, 2018 | Fiction

Orangeville

William Squirrell

Since they had moved to Orangeville, Trudy found she could no longer distinguish Kevin from other men.

The Collapse of Bee Colonies photo
October 15, 2018 | Fiction

The Collapse of Bee Colonies

Meg Pokrass

On the morning of my sixteenth birthday I made a list of stuff I didn't believe in anymore.

Silence Is Its Own Reward photo
October 12, 2018 | Fiction

Silence Is Its Own Reward

Greg Welch

“It was misery, real misery. But, Doc keeps telling me I’m all clear, so I ain’t going to argue with him.”

Advice to Someone Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” photo
October 11, 2018 | Fiction

Advice to Someone Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days”

Mark Johnson

"What am I supposed to do?"

Public Comment photo
October 10, 2018 | Fiction

Public Comment

Lee Matalone

i know it’s not something you really need to hear—i’m just one of many fans—but can I just take the opportunity on this comments section to say, i really love how you brush your hair

Jesus Says Come As You Are photo
October 9, 2018 | Fiction

Jesus Says Come As You Are

Amy Stuber

Wear the T-shirt that says “Sparkle for the Lord” in glitter instead of the one with the monster truck that you hide in your camp trunk. 

Two Dates photo
October 3, 2018 | Fiction

Two Dates

Matthue Roth

Zero to one-hundred.

Excerpt From Lalita photo
September 27, 2018 | Fiction

Excerpt From Lalita

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Lucy seemed to love being shocking.

Three Songs photo
September 26, 2018 | Fiction

Three Songs

Hillary Leftwich

I was small and fragile like the antique vases in her parent’s living room, the ones we could lookbutdon’ttouch.

Family photo
September 25, 2018 | Fiction

Family

Andrew Tran

Mom and Drew ate tuna melt sandwiches on their porch while a light rain fell from the sky. She pointed to the sun emerging from the clouds and smiled.

Recent Books

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PERSON/A

Elizabeth Ellen


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

"Person/a chosen as a best work of experimental literature by Lithub!"
If They Gave Oscars to Books, Our 2017 Nominess

 

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WOMEN

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