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A Luminous Index: Erotic Phenomenology of a Stain photo
February 7, 2019 | Nonfiction

A Luminous Index: Erotic Phenomenology of a Stain

Sue Rainsford

A stain; an unintended mark that, once made, resists removal. Inadvertent remnant and by-product, it is something made while we were looking elsewhere; evidence that our attention faltered, or that some vessel failed to function. 

Handbrake photo
February 6, 2019 | Nonfiction

Handbrake

Mike Nagel

The Friday after the sexual assault hearing of future Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, when we were all wondering if it mattered anymore what anyone said or did, I drove with a group of guys up into the Colorado mountains.

Marco photo
February 4, 2019 | Nonfiction

Marco

Keith David Langston

It was 2006, and I had just arrived in Florida for a marine biology excursion sponsored by a certain theme park that dabbles in ocean rehabilitation. To spare myself from any lawsuits, let’s just call it Ocean Planet.

What a Gaze of Raccoons Taught Me About Fear photo
February 1, 2019 | Nonfiction

What a Gaze of Raccoons Taught Me About Fear

Anne Foster

When I arrive at my assigned campsite I find. cheerios scattered everywhere.

You Were Really Big photo
February 1, 2019 | Nonfiction

You Were Really Big

Luke Dumas

I live a life of humiliation, but the most embarrassing, most shameful thing I ever did was get thin for a couple years.

Love And Other Things Just Like It photo
February 1, 2019 | Nonfiction

Love And Other Things Just Like It

Matthew Hawkins

I watched my roommate kiss the man. It was my freshman year of college and I had the top bunk. I was too high to climb up to it.

Wandering Womb photo
January 31, 2019 | Nonfiction

Wandering Womb

Brigitte Lewis

In ancient Greece, it was believed that the uterus moved around inside the female body – like something winged

Love Songs, Berlin photo
January 29, 2019 | Nonfiction

Love Songs, Berlin

Ashley Moore

I don’t want to lead you on: this is not a love song. More of a reply to the note you did not write to the Dear Ashley column that also does not exist. 

"Cat People Run, Run Like the Wind, Cat People Screw, Screw Like the Wind” (Neely) photo
January 25, 2019 | Nonfiction

"Cat People Run, Run Like the Wind, Cat People Screw, Screw Like the Wind” (Neely)

Sean Kilpatrick

Many a novel today is a screenplay with feelings. 

The Parts of An Arrow* photo
January 24, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Parts of An Arrow*

Nichole Rued

When we were five or six, well before that shot, we walked together in those woods. It was fall and we had just touched, for the first time that I can remember, in his room, under blankets. They were either 101 Dalmatians or Power Rangers-themed

First Inhabitants photo
January 23, 2019 | Nonfiction

First Inhabitants

Amanda Yanowski

After high school, I moved from Minnesota to Texas. Average annual number of Tornados in Minnesota: 41.9. Average annual number of tornados in Texas: 146.7. 

Desire Lines photo
January 18, 2019 | Nonfiction

Desire Lines

Dina L. Relles

1. We are young and we snake through synagogue back hallways. Play truth or dare. Seven minutes in heaven. Stay away from the sanctuary.

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Playing Time photo
January 11, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Playing Time

Alyssa Oursler

As teenagers, my friends and I spent Friday nights driving backroads, throwing soda cans at street signs. The wind... more

The Full Knausgaard: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 6 photo
January 8, 2019 | My Struggle with My Struggle

The Full Knausgaard: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 6

Andrew Bomback

I started reading My Struggle in the spring of 2014. I didn’t know what I was getting into, but... more

References to Alcoholic Drinking in My Grandfather’s WWII Diary photo
January 3, 2019 | Nonfiction

References to Alcoholic Drinking in My Grandfather’s WWII Diary

Elizabeth Ellen

June 1, 1944 –  Squadron party. Real whiskey, but didn’t get too hi – just happy. Met a W.A.F. (Women Air Force) & we talked English history.

In the Kingdom of Heaven and Mom Blogs photo
December 31, 2018 | Nonfiction

In the Kingdom of Heaven and Mom Blogs

Hanna Brooks Olsen

A Godly woman has to make a living, after all.

No One Asks the Harpy photo
December 30, 2018 | Nonfiction

No One Asks the Harpy

Erin Lynch

My friend told me, it’s just about you needing control. I did not respond when she said this. Considering nothing is just about anything.

In the Big, Big House photo
December 20, 2018 | Nonfiction

In the Big, Big House

Hank Stephenson

Please God forgive me. Please God forgive me.

Hinterland Transmissions: Tackling Homelessness photo
December 14, 2018 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: Tackling Homelessness

Steve Anwyll

The bum drags himself off the floor. Then comes on nice. Real buddy buddy shit.

Risk Mitigation at the Dawn of My Conceivable Extinction photo
December 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

Risk Mitigation at the Dawn of My Conceivable Extinction

Paulette Perhach

While the atmosphere pumps steroids into hurricanes, let me feel the Ecuadorian sun on my face.

Pyschics photo
December 12, 2018 | Nonfiction

Pyschics

Amanda McNeil

Once Katie swiped my card I began to panic. This was exactly how people accidentally joined cults. They just found some charismatic, manipulative person and started giving them all their money. 

That Night photo
December 11, 2018 | Nonfiction

That Night

Annette Covrigaru

“Hide the Tzahal patch,” he warned before seeing me off.

Boy Witch photo
December 3, 2018 | Nonfiction

Boy Witch

Greg Marshall

My homework, which I assigned to myself, the way kids do sometimes, consisted of hobbling around my room in a witch hat, practicing spells on my shoes. 

Directions from Birth to Gayhood photo
November 29, 2018 | Nonfiction

Directions from Birth to Gayhood

Marisa Crane

Route #1 via I-476 South
Time to destination: 25 years, with plenty of stops for gas, food, fear, and shame. 14 if you... more

The Third Floor photo
November 28, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Third Floor

Lauren Grabowski

If I had to take a shit that meant I had to go downstairs. I didn’t have a specific aversion to leaving the attic— I just never felt... more

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