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Stay With Me, Rock My World photo
May 31, 2020 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Stay With Me, Rock My World

Hurley Winkler

I’d learned from Rock of Love that a diabetic’s rollercoaster blood sugar is a constant interruptor at best.

Making Weight (pt. 4) photo
May 31, 2020 | Sunday Comics

Making Weight (pt. 4)

Denny Connolly

Previously on...
Part 3  ||  Part 2  ||  Part 1  ||  Prologue



Today on Dagobah, Ep. 5: "Art" photo
May 29, 2020 | Fiction

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 5: "Art"

Josh Sippie

The top of Yoda’s house looked like it had been splattered with molded yogurt. There was an allure to it. Like, had he intended to paint it this odd assortment of colors, he would be proud of it.

re-learning life at the end of May photo
May 29, 2020 | Poetry

re-learning life at the end of May

Haley Winkle

last month, every
robin I saw looked
like it wanted to fight

Moon Wishes photo
May 28, 2020 | Fiction

Moon Wishes

Flo Au

In her dance, Chang’e waves her sleeves to disperse the surrounding mist.

The Pros & Cons of Breaking Up with a Boyfriend while He’s at Sea photo
May 28, 2020 | Poetry

The Pros & Cons of Breaking Up with a Boyfriend while He’s at Sea

Tyler Friend

Your boyfriend was the first...

Joe Rogan photo
May 27, 2020 | Poetry

Joe Rogan

Elizabeth Ellen

 (Netflix is the opiate of the people!)

Nudes Story photo
May 27, 2020 | Fiction

Nudes Story

Sean Thor Conroe

He couldn’t yet do the thing he’d learned to, of establishing some authority by playfully, sweetly infantilizing her. By appealing to the equalizing, mutual infantilization of early love baby talk.

4 poems  photo
May 27, 2020 | Poetry

4 poems 

Madison Langston

when i’m

on coke i feel like i’m

in cruel intentions but

i have the personality

of winona ryder in

girl, interrupted

The Years photo
May 27, 2020 | Nonfiction

The Years

Virginia Lee Wood

In the middle of the night in the second week after Dad’s passing, my phone lights up and it’s twin, it’s sister. 


“I want to know what happened. Should I come there?”

“No. I don’t

Final Exam photo
May 26, 2020 | Fiction

Final Exam

Amy Braziller


The Many Panics of This Century photo
May 26, 2020 | Poetry

The Many Panics of This Century

Ansley Clark

Deep inside some problem of self-perception / a face believes...

The Town Dump photo
May 25, 2020 | Fiction

The Town Dump

Sam Price

I was at a party, one of those parties where everyone is drinking heavily, like they are trying to accomplish something. Me, I was trying to calm my nerves. I don’t know what anyone else’s end goal

Me Wrapped Up, In 25 Feet photo
May 25, 2020 | Nonfiction

Me Wrapped Up, In 25 Feet

Jeanene Harlick

I was the only person in my family this level of depravity happened to.

Traces photo
May 24, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays


Hailey Rollheiser

I followed him up the stairs up to his apartment and once inside he made parachutes, wrapping loose MDMA in tissue paper.

3 Comics photo
May 24, 2020 | Comics

3 Comics

Meg Reynolds

Pop photo
May 22, 2020 | Poetry


Hadiyyah Kuma

If I forget to night shift my mac it’s tragic...

Red Hands photo
May 22, 2020 | Nonfiction

Red Hands

Barrett Bowlin

No cheating; you've got to keep your fingers touching my fingers. Good. Remember to keep your hands flat. Flat and steady and ready.

Friday Night photo
May 21, 2020 | Fiction

Friday Night

Cheryl Pappas

She took off her heavy fake fur coat and placed it on my new white Ikea chair in the corner.

Ex-Ray photo
May 21, 2020 | Nonfiction


Amy V. Blakemore

When I broke up with you, I thought you might kill me, and somehow, I was bored.

Phil and Apolline photo
May 20, 2020 | Fiction

Phil and Apolline

Michael Place

What does it mean to believe?

(R)ejaculation (Tumblr Edit) photo
May 20, 2020 | Poetry

(R)ejaculation (Tumblr Edit)

Ben Kline

Is your smut amateur enough...

2 Self-Portrait Poems photo
May 19, 2020 | Poetry

2 Self-Portrait Poems

Prince Bush

The pterodactyl’s crimson, triangular-tailed head,
And the escalator-like galaxy open up...

Your Body Gets Rid of People photo
May 19, 2020 | Nonfiction

Your Body Gets Rid of People

JJ Peña

my mother once told me, grief gives your body the shakes.

To the Bridge photo
May 18, 2020 | Poetry

To the Bridge

Adam Grabowski

We can stand here / on the corner, arguing... 

Distant Barking Dogs photo
May 18, 2020 | Fiction

Distant Barking Dogs

Joshua Bohnsack

The first dog barks. Second dog. First dog. Third dog joins in. Then a fourth. Then a cacophony and I lose track of the dogs barking in a distance, down the quiet street where my father and I have nothing left to say to one another. 

A Friday Night photo
May 17, 2020 | Comics

A Friday Night

Michael Seymour Blake

Guided Meditation and Relaxation photo
May 17, 2020 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Guided Meditation and Relaxation

Andrew Bomback

Xenia and I had been cheating on each other with the same woman for about three months

The Romans photo
May 15, 2020 | Poetry

The Romans

Richie Hofmann

It doesn’t take long to find a new lover...

Being Cute, Being Funny: An Interview with Richie Hofmann photo
May 15, 2020 | Interview

Being Cute, Being Funny: An Interview with Richie Hofmann

Doug Paul Case

I had the pleasure of meeting the poet Richie Hofmann for the second time this February when he came to Bloomington to give a reading. We spent the afternoon laughing and touring the recently-reopened