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Is Your Sauce Broken Completely? photo
July 17, 2018 | Fiction

Is Your Sauce Broken Completely?

Maria Alejandra Barrios

“Look,” Daniel paused and took a sip of water, “I was going to introduce you to my mother. And I realized I wasn’t ready. And then I thought, when will I be ready? When would it be a good time?

two poems photo
July 16, 2018 | Poetry

two poems

Ethan Evans

mirror

an estimated 52% of internet traffic
is composed of bots & i am in love
with everyone i have ever matched
with on tinder.

windows, planes, electronic billboards
exploding in the

Kurt Cobain Doesn't Know Much Of Anything photo
July 16, 2018 | Nonfiction

Kurt Cobain Doesn't Know Much Of Anything

Michael Stutz

What I've written here is, of course, something that Kurt Cobain will never know. On April 8, the discovery of his suicide was 24 years ago in history. That's almost a quarter of a century, and I

Magical Realism, Act III photo
July 15, 2018 | Sunday Comics

Magical Realism, Act III

Nora Canby and TJ Murray

"Talkin' Bout Practice": March Madness photo
July 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

"Talkin' Bout Practice": March Madness

Alyssa Oursler

This wasn’t supposed to be an essay.

Things in my Room: The Bunting photo
July 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

Things in my Room: The Bunting

Martha Grover

I became obsessed with the idea of bunting. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I wanted to make my own.

five poems photo
July 12, 2018 | Poetry

five poems

will butts

10,000 years from now

two men will be
digging
in the ground
and they’ll find
a frisbee
buried deep below the surface.

one man will look it over,
puzzled,
and turn to the other man
and

TONIGHT I’M CHELSEA HODSON: a (follow-up) interview with Chelsea Hodson photo
July 11, 2018 | Interview

TONIGHT I’M CHELSEA HODSON: a (follow-up) interview with Chelsea Hodson

Elizabeth Ellen

"I’m always looking for ways to pay more attention. I thought maybe I could be a better writer if I knew what private investigators knew, if I could see a clue for what it was. I’m still learning."  

Ba-Boom-a-Rang-Rang photo
July 11, 2018 | Fiction

Ba-Boom-a-Rang-Rang

Alyssa Proujansky

What was that movie where the kids were all deaf, you asked suddenly. They put on a performance. They sang Rang-a-rang! Clang-a-clang-clang—something like that? 

three poems photo
July 10, 2018 | Poetry

three poems

Leah Dworkin

to gain followers I use my body then / I lose them with my poems

Turning 40 photo
July 10, 2018 | Nonfiction

Turning 40

Larissa Kosmos

After I turned thirty-five, the age of forty circled me like a shark. My dread of it intensified with each passing year. On my thirty-eighth birthday, I braced myself. The movement in the water had

Pup! photo
July 9, 2018 | Fiction

Pup!

Derek Updegraff

The puppies are back at WBC, and I’m third in line. 

The Machine Sleeps In The Corner, Dreaming photo
July 6, 2018 | Fiction

The Machine Sleeps In The Corner, Dreaming

Andy Myers

The machine sleeps in the corner. Its dreams are projected onto large white walls where we watch them and record our reactions.

FIVE POEMS photo
July 5, 2018 | Poetry

FIVE POEMS

Jacqueline Young

while i / in half-lotus / pluck stubble from / my belly

Go To The Ballgame photo
July 4, 2018 | Fiction

Go To The Ballgame

Nathaniel Duggan

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

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: In-N-Out Burger photo
July 4, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: In-N-Out Burger

Danny Caine

Nostalgia style: you miss your Double Double
before you even take a bite. You know
burgers become slimy wax paper crumbles,
babies become toddlers, toddlers become

Three Poems photo
July 3, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Joseph Grantham

i only do the poet voice / when i'm hungover

She’s So Unusual photo
July 3, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

She’s So Unusual

Dan Morey

“Get in here!” yelled Grandma. “Carrot Head is gonna sing!”

In Bloom photo
July 2, 2018 |

In Bloom

Kevin Sampsell

Daisy was going to community college classes out on SE 82nd and trying to figure out what direction her life should take. Her classes were Dental Hygiene, Religious Studies, and Ethics in Improv Comedy.

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. 

Four Poems photo
June 29, 2018 | Poetry

Four Poems

Darin Ciccotelli

Rain drags its cage / through the neighborhood. You / see nothing but // trenches. Rusty shovels, / the alien rocks sprayed / like genitals. 

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, drinking a beer, smoking a cigarette. 

Charlie said, “Hey

Desperately Seeking Whoopi: Whoopi Goldberg, live at the Motorcity Casino, Detroit, Friday, June 15th, 2018 photo
June 28, 2018 | Nonfiction

Desperately Seeking Whoopi: Whoopi Goldberg, live at the Motorcity Casino, Detroit, Friday, June 15th, 2018

Elizabeth Ellen

Ironically, hours before we went to see Whoopi, I texted two friends from my bathtub that I didn’t think I would ever write another essay. It was “too hard.” “People only want to vilify you, so they look for words to use to that end, and ignore the rest of what you’ve said.”

Four Poems photo
June 27, 2018 | Poetry

Four Poems

Brandon Melendez

For weeks after, I watched California burn / out my window & on the evening news & the ash // in my cheeks became the only way/ to pronounce home.

ugly dusk photo
June 26, 2018 | Nonfiction

ugly dusk

Logan February

Jack Daniel screams his way down my throat & it’s a dry thrust.

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, retina, etc.

Trapdoor in Benzedrine bottle on floor. Deep in

Always an Animal at the End of the Leash photo
June 25, 2018 | Poetry

Always an Animal at the End of the Leash

Bryce Emley

My dog keeps biting me when he’s scared / and, like anyone, is always scared.

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 department several of its victims, those sufficiently recovered from their wounds,

Things in my Room: Versace Gold Duffel Bag photo
June 22, 2018 | Nonfiction

Things in my Room: Versace Gold Duffel Bag

Martha Grover

Now I’m not dating anymore and I use the gold duffel bag to haul my belongings from one house-sitting gig to the next.

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Culver’s photo
June 21, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Culver’s

Danny Caine

We’ve never lived in Culver’s territory and it still doesn’t

feel like we do. I mean, it’s at 33rd and Iowa and our place
is at 9th and Indiana. That’s like a 15-minute drive.