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Killer Bees photo
June 30, 2019 | Comics

Killer Bees

K. A. Polzin

Like many youngsters of the era, this author lived in fear that these bees would descend upon his town by the thousands and sting everyone to death. 

My First CD: This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan photo
June 29, 2019 | My First...

My First CD: This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan

Cydney Russell

I wandered around Sam Goody, more likely keeping track of my ABCs than taking inventory of the... more

You Tomorrow if You Want — The first ever short story written by Dixie Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s cousin photo
June 28, 2019 | Fiction

You Tomorrow if You Want — The first ever short story written by Dixie Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s cousin

Sofie Harsha

You look like a zombie who’s just seen a ghost, the mirror mouthed back. 

for mother #4, who dug me from an ocean floor with bare hands photo
June 27, 2019 | Poetry

for mother #4, who dug me from an ocean floor with bare hands

dezireé a. brown

to Mrs. Burrell

When Ms. Griffin was fired, my mother said 
it was because she... more

Grid (5)  photo
June 26, 2019 | Poetry

Grid (5) 

Jaydn DeWald

Cut it out, will you? This too-clever stratagem cuts no ice with me. Whereupon her lover cut across the stone field, balancing an embarrassment... more

Brown Egg photo
June 26, 2019 | Fiction

Brown Egg

Janelle Greco

“Hail Mary, full of grace,” I whisper, “the Lord is with thee.”

“The Lord doesn’t give a crap about us coloring eggs,” says Bee.

Glass City Aubade photo
June 25, 2019 | Poetry

Glass City Aubade

Gavin Yuan Gao

Nights shipwrecked / in nameless wanting

The city a floating glass 
garden / to be lost in

Banished from the blinked-out... more

Science photo
June 25, 2019 | Fiction

Science

Anna Elise Anderson

She didn’t look mad, but she was something. She was moving slow-fast like a cat, something I’d never witnessed, like I could feel how fast she wanted to go but wasn’t going.

Your Hair: A Timeline photo
June 24, 2019 | Nonfiction

Your Hair: A Timeline

Dharani Persaud

Now, you book an appointment on a whim. But it’s not a whim. You’ve been thinking about this for a while.

Love Divine photo
June 24, 2019 | Fiction

Love Divine

Jaime Balboa

All around him the congregation erupted. Tears of rapture. Hugs of friendship. Compassionate embraces. Passionate kisses. Erotic caresses.

Making Weight (pt. 1) photo
June 23, 2019 | Sunday Comics

Making Weight (pt. 1)

Denny Connolly

Previously on...
Prologue

 

 

Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads: pt. 3 photo
June 23, 2019 | Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads

Whiskey for my Men, Beer for my Hoopleheads: pt. 3

Kevin Mahler

Charlie Utter (Dayton Callie) and John Anderson; A.W. Merrick (Jeffrey Jones) and Wynonna; Whitney Ellsworth (Jim Beaver) and Trace Atkins; General Samuel Fields (Franklin Ajaye) and Kenny Chesney; Tom Nuttall (Leon Rippy) and Aaron Tippin

My First Cell Phone: black Motorola StarTAC photo
June 22, 2019 | My First...

My First Cell Phone: black Motorola StarTAC

Jay Vera Summer

It was my senior year of high school, either late 1998 or early 1999. Everyone in my middle-class suburb used landlines. I flipped the phone open and closed, removed the battery, pulled out the antenna then pushed it back in.

Outside WallyGreens photo
June 21, 2019 | Fiction

Outside WallyGreens

Brian Leli

Are you in my head? Do you know what goes on up here? Do you know what’s preceded all that goes on up here? 

Dead Baby Syndrome photo
June 21, 2019 | Poetry

Dead Baby Syndrome

Margaret Zhang

Morning smells like horseradish,
dogshit. The squat toilet in my uncle’s house:
too cramped to hold

a breathing thing. My... more

Boobing photo
June 20, 2019 | Fiction

Boobing

Dylan Davis

A tendril of smoke dissipated above us. She made an opening in her hands, revealing a little frog. Its throat pumped rapidly.

What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Love photo
June 20, 2019 | Nonfiction

What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Love

Emily Lackey

Like the other day, when we got into a fight about who was the luckier between the two of us to have found the other.

The Eyepatch: A Brief History photo
June 19, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

The Eyepatch: A Brief History

Joshua James Amberson

When I was eleven, I saw the hip-hop group TLC bust onto the stage of some live TV show wearing giant colorful overalls... more

Surprise Party photo
June 19, 2019 | Nonfiction

Surprise Party

Amelia Morand

For Caite’s Sweet 16 we get a couple rooms at the Motel 6 on Cerrillos, not the one downtown with the outdoor pool, the one on the... more

Those ten times my middle school students tried to compliment me with what turned out to be total—somewhat fair—burns: photo
June 18, 2019 | Nonfiction

Those ten times my middle school students tried to compliment me with what turned out to be total—somewhat fair—burns:

Anna Vangala Jones

But I did enjoy some of those late evenings of silly stories and joking around with my students and letting my guard down enough to remind them I was a human person with a sense of humor.

So Much for the Afterglow photo
June 18, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

So Much for the Afterglow

Kevin M. Kearney

Collective Soul have always sucked, but Everclear was once the only band in the world.

TWO POEMS  photo
June 17, 2019 | Poetry

TWO POEMS 

Justin Greene

Case VIII

Mlle X, a fifteen-year-old girl, spent several months, during the winter of 1883,... more

In Perpetuity  photo
June 17, 2019 | Nonfiction

In Perpetuity 

Kamil Ahsan

On the contrary: I wanted people to see my spectacle. I wanted them to never forget it. Z had wondered: what if the joy of experiment dies with joy itself? If the relationship ends, what if we’re done with it forever?

There Was a Sun Once  photo
June 14, 2019 | Fiction

There Was a Sun Once 

Mariah Stovall

His subconscious deemed them too short, or not steep enough, or their grass was flecked with yellow and brown. He had succeeded in agitating his appetite and wondered what he would have for dinner.

THIRST photo
June 14, 2019 | Nonfiction

THIRST

Christopher Gonzalez

That night, long after your mom goes to sleep, when the house settles, you masturbate furiously in a bed that doesn’t belong to you.

An Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII photo
June 13, 2019 | Nonfiction

An Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII

Siân Griffiths

I know brain damage.

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry photo
June 13, 2019 | Fiction

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry

Nick Farriella

People hung around outside of convenience stores with their hands over their mouths blowing smoke. Stereos played loud Christmas music.

The Unseen photo
June 12, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Unseen

Jennifer Taylor

When I was 22, my mother was excited for the first day at my new job, but not so much that she couldn’t wait to tell me about the demon that... more

Anya-nyelv, Mother-tongue photo
June 12, 2019 | Poetry

Anya-nyelv, Mother-tongue

Fanni Somogyi

Exchanging one anya-nyelv, mother-tongue, for another is like 
nibbling salted peanuts at the sticky bar top,
unplanned but... more

Whatever You Want to Be photo
June 11, 2019 | Fiction

Whatever You Want to Be

Nicholas Dighiera

Hank sucked what was left of his cigarette back in one pull and flicked it into the alley.  The hot light of the ember cartwheeled through the air before disappearing into the snow.