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Anyway, that was the saddest part photo
May 17, 2019 | Poetry

Anyway, that was the saddest part

Sarah Bates

I often confuse the dead horses
for trees. I say things like termites

care about the weather, or dark stars
will... more

A Five Pound Duck photo
May 17, 2019 | Fiction

A Five Pound Duck

P.J. McCain

About earlier, he had started to say —

— is that all you can think about, your duck?

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1 photo
May 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1

Joseph Horton

We’re in line for beer and a guy in a Yankees hat turns to Tim, looks him up and down in his BoSoxery, and asks if he can buy his beers for half-price on our badge.
“Only if you say the Yankees suck,” Tim says.

Making Contact photo
May 16, 2019 | Nonfiction

Making Contact

Lori Horvitz

What I do know: Janet Wellington made eye contact with me in the YMCA pool. I also never had a chance to look my mother in the eye and say goodbye. 

The Triple Crown photo
May 15, 2019 | Fiction

The Triple Crown

Luis Neer

The Triple Crown is alcohol, weed, and Adderall. Hank did the Triple Crown on prom night at Emma’s parents’ house.

Three poems photo
May 15, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Parker Tettleton

Carrot Flowers

We are toward somewhere in the first sentence. There is June & us or us or June... more

Fifteen Things I’ve Noticed While Trying to Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day: Muncie, Indiana Edition photo
May 14, 2019 | Nonfiction

Fifteen Things I’ve Noticed While Trying to Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day: Muncie, Indiana Edition

Silas Hansen

On a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon when I didn’t want to walk outside: a box proclaiming to be synthetic urine for sale in Nirvana, next to Louie’s Tux Shop and across from C.J. Banks in the Muncie Mall, behind the counter where they sell glass pipes blown to resemble tiny carrots and octopi, next to a rack of Rasta wigs.

Three poems photo
May 13, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Benjamin Niespodziany

Neck Tattoo

Your neck tattoo spoke to me but I needed a
translator. Needed a nail gun, a barn wall... more

The Future photo
May 13, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Future

Brigid Ronan

I turn 30 next month but I’m no longer afraid because I read somewhere that time is an illusion. I am purchasing an anti-aging moisturizer, just in case. It’s expensive, but money is no object. I’m worth four figures.

Ironman photo
May 12, 2019 | Sunday Comics


Sean Ironman

In the morning I opened fewer GI Joes. Fewer video games. Then my father showed me what he had built.

My First Pair of Converse photo
May 11, 2019 | My First...

My First Pair of Converse

Elena M. Aponte

I was looking forward to ruining my chances of being able to run or march anywhere. 

The Bottom of the Order: Pedro Guerrero photo
May 10, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Pedro Guerrero

Andrew Forbes

More than most players, examining Guerrero's life feels like voyeurism, or like wandering hospital corridors with your head on a swivel. When he was good, he was, as James suggested, astonishingly good... But his bad times were difficult to watch, and lacked the privacy that we'd all hope would greet our worst moments.

Three poems photo
May 10, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Charlotte Covey

real / unreal

last night i had a dream         
            that my teeth fell
out all in a... more

Double Zero photo
May 9, 2019 | Fiction

Double Zero

Jenny Hayes

Our first stop was Red Rock Canyon, down at the bottom end of the Sierras. The rocks, as promised, were red. It was pretty. We ate our... more

Staring Into the Sun: A Brief History of William Horatio Bates photo
May 8, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

Staring Into the Sun: A Brief History of William Horatio Bates

Joshua James Amberson

I found out about William Bates when I begin struggling with vision loss, in my mid-twenties. If you try to research vision loss in any capacity, you find him.

2 Poems photo
May 8, 2019 | Poetry

2 Poems

A. Smith

Vapor of Breath

All hail Michigan Dogman. All
slobber and standing seven feet
tall, Michigan Dogman... more

City Music photo
May 7, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

City Music

Sean O'Neill

I’m meeting a friend for drinks and a Friday night concert; work is days, a train ride and a major city away. 

Two People photo
May 7, 2019 | Fiction

Two People

Matthew Garner

When I was a freshman in college (many years ago, before the marriage and the children and the divorce and the loss of faith in God), I saw a man order eight McDoubles at a McDonald’s on campus and then proceed to eat them all.

Moriches photo
May 6, 2019 | Nonfiction


Kent Kosack

I’ve been tasked with digitizing my father’s slides, a hundred or so he inherited from his aunt.

my anxiety has a baby rattlesnake in it photo
May 6, 2019 | Poetry

my anxiety has a baby rattlesnake in it


the babies are most dangerous because
            they have not learned how to control their... more

Pathetic Fallacy photo
May 3, 2019 | Fiction

Pathetic Fallacy

John Elizabeth Stintzi

While they wrote about the never-ending snowstorm in the first pages of their novel: outside of their apartment, snow began to... more

Three poems photo
May 3, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Mikaela Grantham

i am your man

tall stranger man
you have sung a lot of songs 
you fall in love often
and... more

Falstaff photo
May 2, 2019 | Hobart at the Opera


Michael Mungiello

I was going to see Verdi’s Falstaff with Robin.  My driver said “I hate Bill de Blasio. The MTA is corrupt. Uber is corrupt. I’ve been driving... more

5 Poems* photo
May 1, 2019 | Poetry

5 Poems*

William James

Curse the sun, you lonely king 
of ash, of husks & of ruin. Howl 
at the encroaching flood