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Longing, Lust & Winnie-the-Pooh photo
October 18, 2020 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Longing, Lust & Winnie-the-Pooh

Garnett Kilberg Cohen

Yes, my mother loved Pooh, but as far as I know her love was platonic.

Thirtieth of May photo
October 18, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Thirtieth of May

Brandon Sanchez

Gender in the Long 19th Century ends at 4 p.m., which leaves enough time to raid the liquor store on Cowley Road. A and K and I go early, J and S join later.

3 comics photo
October 18, 2020 | Comics

3 comics

Meg Reynolds

Rats of Autun, 1522 photo
October 17, 2020 | Long(ish) Stories

Rats of Autun, 1522

Heather Monley

The rats have eaten the grain again, and the men need a new solution. We’ve already exhausted the usual methods of dealing with rats: traps, prayers, and cats. Our town has many cats, but they simply

Fuck Music photo
October 17, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Fuck Music

Brian O'Hare

We’re sitting in a pit. It’s deep, well above our heads—a half-finished bunker, really, begun in the heady days when imagined snipers lurked behind every dune...

How to Have a Pandemic photo
October 16, 2020 | Nonfiction

How to Have a Pandemic

Caroline Plasket

While sitting in the parking lot waiting for masked employee to bring your items out to your trunk you watch customers walk into the store. Count how many are wearing masks versus not. Watch them laughing.

In the Gap photo
October 16, 2020 | Poetry

In the Gap

Leah Umansky

so much of what I feel is strain and restraint, not
strength. I feel so much of my days are in want;

ATLANTIC CITY photo
October 16, 2020 | Fiction

ATLANTIC CITY

Avigayl Sharp

I know that I am going to die.

The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side photo
October 16, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side

Robert Fromberg

When I was a teenager, I got robbed a lot

Three Poems photo
October 15, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tatiana Johnson-Boria

Here We Are in Infinite Joy

“People dance to say, I am alive and in my body.
I am black alive and looking back at you.”
                         - Elizabeth Alexander, “The Trayvon

Anesthesia photo
October 15, 2020 | Nonfiction

Anesthesia

Emma Brousseau

During my first year of grad school, I learn how to kill rats. I work in a lab studying time perception, a cognitive function that’s not fully understood. We have to train new rats for every study.

Pilgrimage photo
October 15, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Pilgrimage

Caroline Galdi

The driver laughed when you couldn’t pronounce the name of your destination. It’s a cobblestoned European town the same as every other cobblestoned European town you’ve seen so far.

Nine Endings photo
October 14, 2020 | Nonfiction

Nine Endings

Sara Crowley

1.

And they all lived happily ever after. 

2.

Finishing work on the Saturday and heading to the pub because that’s what we always did. Tall Paul and small Paul and (ordinary) Paul, Ian, Bel,

Six Stories in One Town photo
October 14, 2020 | Fiction

Six Stories in One Town

Jieyan Wang

In the mornings, we watch the wagons come in a procession, rolling down the streets in one thin line.

Haunt photo
October 14, 2020 | Poetry

Haunt

Stephanie Chang

after K Ming Chang

 

Late June, during the spider lily harvest,

            Meng Po sutures shut my skin

as soup marbles under. A broth that weathers

            me a body for the

Talking Timbuktu photo
October 14, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Talking Timbuktu

Mark Koepke

I’m supposed to be on my way to Timbuktu, not stuck here, listening to a man sing about the place

Outpouring photo
October 13, 2020 | Nonfiction

Outpouring

Vin Maskell

Emptying the bottles, a simple task, was more fulfilling and more comprehensible than emptying Dad’s box of ashes 20 years ago.

Vermont photo
October 13, 2020 | Fiction

Vermont

Eric LaFountain

Vermont in the summer is a place I love.

THREE POEMS photo
October 13, 2020 | Poetry

THREE POEMS

Namrata Verghese

Chacka

This Whole Foods smells of rot.
A lady holds half a jackfruit like a baby,
Pushes her fingers deep into the damp decay. 

We call jackfruit chacka back home (although who’s we?
I

The Magnolia Electric Co. photo
October 13, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

The Magnolia Electric Co.

K Chiucarello

I wanted landscapes I could sink back into. I needed mountains to wrap around, rivers to rest naked upon, fields to drown in, an old snake skin stuck to the bottom of my boot

A Lesbian’s Guide to Loving Major League Baseball photo
October 12, 2020 | Nonfiction

A Lesbian’s Guide to Loving Major League Baseball

Tessa Yang

Begin with Angels in the Outfield, a mid-nineties movie remake in which a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt prays that his local baseball team, the California Angels, will win the pennant, and literal angels

Show Me Your Parents photo
October 12, 2020 | Fiction

Show Me Your Parents

Cody Lee

I remember when my parents first told me.

Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely photo
October 12, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely

Matthew Duffus

A man sits in a bar in a no-name town in a flyover state. It’s late. He’s alone. A double whiskey sits before him, sweating on a cheap cardboard coaster. The bartender knows his order by sight.

A Quiz About My Abortion for My Next Boyfriend photo
October 11, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

A Quiz About My Abortion for My Next Boyfriend

Kasey Renee Shaw

1.)   Out of the following scenarios, which is your preferred way to figure out that I’ve had an abortion?

A.   We decide to stay in and have a movie night, so we go to the grocery store to pick up

My First Track Bike photo
October 10, 2020 | My First...

My First Track Bike

Nicholas Clemente

The thing to do in those days was to take a road bike from the 70s or 80s and swap the parts out. I had an old Fuji, and so did everyone else. But you should've seen the colors: burgundy frame with

In Praise of Bean Counters photo
October 9, 2020 | Nonfiction

In Praise of Bean Counters

Alice Lowe

1.

I worked for eighteen years as the associate director of a nonprofit organization. The director and I were an effective team, in part because of our complementary strengths. I liked to say that

TWO POEMS photo
October 9, 2020 | Poetry

TWO POEMS

Christian Gullette

Election Night at the Stud

On the dance floor,
               my fingertip traces his infinity tattoo

and I wish more things were uncountable,
                            although cruelty

Aura-lift™ photo
October 9, 2020 | Fiction

Aura-lift™

Allie Rowbottom

The best plastic surgeons are cultured. They stand at the intersection of art and science and are not, generally, superficial.

Remedy: A Partial Account of Medicines photo
October 8, 2020 | Nonfiction

Remedy: A Partial Account of Medicines

Rachel Mindell

Letrozole (2.5mg)

Pharmacists are torn over which tone to take with me, Letrozole being used primarily to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women after surgery. In Google summary, a

Insoluble photo
October 8, 2020 | Fiction

Insoluble

Hannah Newman

We never thought the calcification was a problem.