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The Anniversary photo
March 16, 2020 | Fiction

The Anniversary

Harris Lahti

Married twenty years today, Heather and Vic play that game.

pete wentz came to me in a dream and told me to title this poem like a mid 00s fall out boy song photo
March 16, 2020 | Poetry

pete wentz came to me in a dream and told me to title this poem like a mid 00s fall out boy song

Rory Green

i trapped pete wentz
in a pastoral landscape

 

Welcome to Chicago photo
March 15, 2020 | Comics

Welcome to Chicago

K.P. Taylor

My First Cd: Avril Lavigne, Let Go photo
March 14, 2020 | My First...

My First Cd: Avril Lavigne, Let Go

Sarah Ruth Bates

It’s the first time I remember feeling that superstrong tween indignation that he’d taken something that was supposed to be just mine.

Lower Lumbar Support photo
March 13, 2020 | Nonfiction

Lower Lumbar Support

Micaela Walley

At six years old, my father wanted to introduce me to his church friends. As a part-time pastor, it was crucial he make a good first impression.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot photo
March 13, 2020 | Fiction

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Juliana Crespo

They walked along the railroad somewhere in Atlanta on a cold and bitter night, the full moon above them like a yellow coin... more

Ways to make yourself part of the family a.k.a Paula in her early 20s really was a fucking delight photo
March 12, 2020 | Nonfiction

Ways to make yourself part of the family a.k.a Paula in her early 20s really was a fucking delight

Paula Harris

I was 20 and I went around to have naked time with Matt.

Hoop Dreams photo
March 12, 2020 | Poetry

Hoop Dreams

Josh Lefkowitz

Every car passing by might house a backseat scout

Bad Construction photo
March 11, 2020 | Fiction

Bad Construction

Heather De Bel

There is a crawl space in my lover’s house that his wife and children don’t know about. He likes to sing into it when he’s drunk and he’s only drunk when he’s with me.

Brent’s Deli photo
March 11, 2020 | Poetry

Brent’s Deli

Jeremy Radin

 

Were this place to close, or burn, or fall, in an earthquake, down.
Were it to flood or be bulldozed to make way for the gray... more

People Who Seem Enviable photo
March 10, 2020 | Nonfiction

People Who Seem Enviable

Kristine Langley Mahler

Girls in white dresses. Girls with boys. Girls hanging on the arms of boys and girls who turn to give you a look as they pass by, asserting their position. Girls who know how to flirt with boys.

II - Maylene photo
March 10, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

II - Maylene

Corey Miller

Nate and I were in a band together throughout high school — screamo with keyboards.

HOLD ME OVER THIS BOILING CAULDRON BUT PLEASE DON’T DROP ME IN photo
March 9, 2020 | Poetry

HOLD ME OVER THIS BOILING CAULDRON BUT PLEASE DON’T DROP ME IN

Kimberly Ann Southwick

I dreamed my brother gave his dog to a friend in New York
who could better care for... more

Seven Synchronized Scenes photo
March 9, 2020 | Fiction

Seven Synchronized Scenes

Laurel Shimasaki

A city wide boil advisory is still out. Brain eating amoebas were detected in the tap.

My First Concert: Kenny Rogers in a Roller Skating Rink on Valentine's Day photo
March 7, 2020 | My First...

My First Concert: Kenny Rogers in a Roller Skating Rink on Valentine's Day

Andrea Laurion

I could never straighten my legs for a cartwheel and with roller skating, I could never move them right.

Getting Clean photo
March 6, 2020 | Fiction

Getting Clean

Elizabeth Droppers

Q-tips were her guilty pleasure. She loved the feel of them caressing her inner ear, reaching the itch she could otherwise not scratch.... more

Goodbye Big Red photo
March 6, 2020 | Nonfiction

Goodbye Big Red

Paul Hansen

If I’m going to be honest, my life has been running at something of a parallel to Husker Football for the last ten years, over which time I’ve tried to hack it as a musician, restaurateur, and writer.

“Who’s in the barn, what’s he doing in there, is it even his barn?” photo
March 5, 2020 | Interview

“Who’s in the barn, what’s he doing in there, is it even his barn?”

Nick Farriella

A Flash Book Review of ‘50 Barn Poems’ and Brief Interview with Zac Smith

From Once Nice People photo
March 4, 2020 | Fiction

From Once Nice People

Thea Zimmer

We heard something Anglo, unhinged, too human. We’d been hoping for Shrimp killing Cow or Cow killing Shrimp, but it was you, Bitcha, flailing and teetering about in the night sky.

Good company  photo
March 4, 2020 | Nonfiction

Good company 

Eleanor Garran

My mother once jumped off a boat into a swarm of jellyfish. Why did she think they would not sting?

Waiting on a Friend photo
March 3, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Waiting on a Friend

Avery Gregurich

Sometimes, he gives me tips. Most of the time, it is this: “Take your time.”

A Day's Waste photo
March 2, 2020 | Nonfiction

A Day's Waste

Aram Mrjoian

I awoke no more than ten minutes ago and already so much has been consumed

Baby photo
March 2, 2020 | Fiction

Baby

Bruce McAllister

Toward the end, when heart disease had already taken my father, and my mother was alone—which she found intolerable—her doctors felt she had... more

The Seminar photo
March 2, 2020 | Fiction

The Seminar

Jacob Guajardo

She had us trade cardigans. She said it was an exercise in empathy. 

Reading 'A Night Abroad.' photo
March 1, 2020 | Comics

Reading 'A Night Abroad.'

Michael Seymour Blake