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BURNING BUSH photo
December 31, 2021 | Fiction

BURNING BUSH

Ross McMeekin

My child could draw that.

Pageant photo
December 31, 2021 | Fiction

Pageant

Nathan Goodroe

Adam and Deb’s kid— Jonathan— is standing center stage, looking out at the crowd and desperately trying to remember his next line. It’s probably his first play, unlike my little Lucy. She did her time

Not Even Your Armenian-American Daughter photo
December 30, 2021 | Nonfiction

Not Even Your Armenian-American Daughter

Lori Yeghiayan Friedman

I am the only enemy now.

Rumination After Informing the Vet Staff Their Panera Bread Order Was Sitting on the Counter photo
December 29, 2021 | Poetry

Rumination After Informing the Vet Staff Their Panera Bread Order Was Sitting on the Counter

Kelsey Zimmerman

So Mom didn’t come with us to the grocery
store, but she insisted when a box of Grape Nuts
or Popsicles tasted off it was because we hadn’t
selected the box behind the first, that hiding
in the

The House in the Desert photo
December 28, 2021 | Nonfiction

The House in the Desert

Nell Smith

I walk the empty lot behind it gathering creosote to make a salve. I say empty, but that is only out of convention.

Future Pastoral/Curatorial photo
December 27, 2021 | Poetry

Future Pastoral/Curatorial

Katrina Smolinsky

After the earth becomes a brutalist’s wet concrete dream...

The Abstinence Card photo
December 26, 2021 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Abstinence Card

Erik Martinez

It sat in my wallet while I made out with a guy during the “Josie and the Pussycats” movie

By Hook Or By Crook photo
December 25, 2021 | Nonfiction

By Hook Or By Crook

Miss Unity

I never mixed meth with hooking. Not once. I didn’t want to ruin it! (Meth, I mean.)

Gifting photo
December 24, 2021 | Poetry

Gifting

Noah Stetzer

Be sure it's not wrapped...

Are You There, Avatar? It’s Me, The 70s photo
December 23, 2021 | Nonfiction

Are You There, Avatar? It’s Me, The 70s

Alle C. Hall

Do you see how I did that? All that pain I brought up about my sister went right under the rug.

The Day The Billionaire Exploded photo
December 22, 2021 | Fiction

The Day The Billionaire Exploded

Joe Marczynski

When the first billionaire exploded I was at the drive-thru with my dad.

The Cursed Treasure of the McDaniels Kids photo
December 21, 2021 | Fiction

The Cursed Treasure of the McDaniels Kids

Tyler McAndrew

Mom couldn’t understand why we were so interested in him, the old man who shuffled through the park, waving his metal detector over the thick summer grass, digging up hub caps and toothbrushes and

Two Poems photo
December 20, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Cameron Dean Gibson

"Ryan" and "LMGTFY"

Love v. Cigarettes photo
December 19, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Love v. Cigarettes

Courtenay S. Gray

After that, I attended his streams 24/7.

Screen Test: Ahab and the Whale photo
December 17, 2021 | Fiction

Screen Test: Ahab and the Whale

Lauren Friedlander

The whale, halter top and pigtails, flops back onto the couch with a script.

It Almost Kills Me photo
December 16, 2021 | Poetry

It Almost Kills Me

Preeti Vangani

...not enough steroids, / the wrong steroids... 

Salt photo
December 15, 2021 | Nonfiction

Salt

Abby Alten Schwartz

An ancient warning, handed down as northern European folklore: “Woe to that child which when kissed on the forehead tastes salty. He is bewitched and soon must die.” 

3 ASMR Poems photo
December 14, 2021 | Poetry

3 ASMR Poems

Alex Vigue

"Lint Roller," "Procrastinator," and "Haircut"

Cathedral photo
December 13, 2021 | Poetry

Cathedral

Sébastien Bernard

It takes falling in love, staying there...

(Not) A Story About New York photo
December 12, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

(Not) A Story About New York

Kelsey Swintek

It’s August in Manhattan when we both decide to leave. You accept a job in LA and my boyfriend packs my life in a U-Haul and drives it to our new apartment together in Pittsburgh. 

 

When I toss

Frequent Utilizer Protocol photo
December 10, 2021 | Poetry

Frequent Utilizer Protocol

Eric Tran

...How to say / hello without breaking / stride...

F-Words photo
December 9, 2021 | Nonfiction

F-Words

Mark Foss

The funeral home gave me a special calendar to keep track of the Yahrzeit until 2034, but after that I will be on my own.

A Brief Excerpt from Leigh Chadwick Is Your Favorite Poet: An Unauthorized Biography, Written and Edited by Leigh Chadwick photo
December 8, 2021 | Fiction

A Brief Excerpt from Leigh Chadwick Is Your Favorite Poet: An Unauthorized Biography, Written and Edited by Leigh Chadwick

Leigh Chadwick

Leigh Chadwick goes into the bathroom, turns off all the lights and spins around three times while chanting, Leigh Chadwick, Leigh Chadwick, Leigh Chadwick

Two Poems photo
December 8, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Brooke Kolcow

"Sitting on Our Half of the Porch..." and "I Had a Dream Last Night..."

Act of God photo
December 7, 2021 | Nonfiction

Act of God

Suzanne Manizza Roszak

It is a miraculous thing, this audible sun.

Owed to 3C Hair photo
December 6, 2021 | Poetry

Owed to 3C Hair

Mya Matteo Alexice

o lion mane and petalled armore, / you sweet corona of twist & curl...

Miss Korea, 2018 photo
December 5, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Miss Korea, 2018

Sherice Kong

You meet him online. That should have been your first red flag. But you are 16 and you know everything. His name is L*, and he’s in his senior year of high school, a two-hour drive away from you. You

A Medication Guide photo
December 3, 2021 | Nonfiction

A Medication Guide

Vanessa Garza

Something about a synaptic neurotransmitter. You won’t really understand. 

Daughter of Ants photo
December 3, 2021 | Fiction

Daughter of Ants

Natasha Ayaz

His voice, crisp like apple vodka, poured into the September air.

3 Fruitflies photo
December 2, 2021 | Poetry

3 Fruitflies

Tyler Friend

Fruitfly [64], [76], and [77]