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Reno photo
January 22, 2021 | Fiction

Reno

Daniel Burgess

When the ground thaws and the air grows thin, the boys come crawling out of the valley to your doorstep at the foot of Mount Rose.

Tear a Little Twig photo
January 21, 2021 | Fiction

Tear a Little Twig

Mersiha Bruncevic

Had I broken a vase, it wouldn’t be as bad. Events like that are outside of reasonable control. Anybody can slip and trip over a vase.

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid photo
January 20, 2021 | Poetry

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

Danielle P. Williams

 

             after Ruby/Hilary 

 

For just 
fifteen seconds

out of my twenty-
six years living

I imagine 
myself 

a white woman

bones breaking
in a new way

my

Ghosts photo
January 20, 2021 | Fiction

Ghosts

Matt Greene

 It was weird seeing him without a hair wrap, without roller blades, his uniform in college, weird seeing him instead in a pastel button-up.

Superstitious Asians photo
January 19, 2021 | Poetry

Superstitious Asians

Shin Yu Pai

if it were untrue, I might have been
less mad; I am the best of drivers

tiger mother, paper tiger, full
of slant, piss and vinegar

that occasion of our first big fight,
he connoted with a

Moskva photo
January 19, 2021 | Fiction

Moskva

LJ Pemberton

We’d read in a tour book that the Moscow clubs had shoe and face policies, which meant your shoes had to be killer and your face had to be hot...

A Brief History of a Room photo
January 18, 2021 | Nonfiction

A Brief History of a Room

Ahmad Adedimeji Amobi

I packed into this room during my second year's semester break of university. For all the years before, I slept with my mother upstairs. Our building is a three-story building built with rocks and

City of Light photo
January 17, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

City of Light

S. Elizabeth Sigler

When Harrison came back to work two days later he handed me a piece of notebook paper that had been folded into a perfect square. On the outside it read: a reply, as promised…

Coastal / Portal photo
January 17, 2021 | Comics

Coastal / Portal

Carolyn Supinka

Kissing Coco photo
January 15, 2021 | Fiction

Kissing Coco

Emily Lowe

Coco with hairs between her eyes she had me pluck sometimes at sleepovers, and eyes that opened me up like I needed fixing.

INTERNET GIRLFRIEND photo
January 15, 2021 | Poetry

INTERNET GIRLFRIEND

Stephanie Athena Valente

 

two seasons of sabrina,
the teenage witch
under my belt
i’m feeling powerful

i sign on AIM after 9pm
dial up noises are wands
just a secret crush

it’s always nice,
talking to you,

The Best a Man Can Get photo
January 14, 2021 | Fiction

The Best a Man Can Get

Steven Arcieri

Shaving his neck to impress...

TWO POEMS photo
January 14, 2021 | Poetry

TWO POEMS

Moni Brar

Cliché

I’m your favourite cliché.
Go ahead – 
  paint a red dot on my forehead,
    push it like a button,
      wrap me in a sari,
        round and round I go.
Make sure it’s
  – bright

Musth photo
January 13, 2021 | Poetry

Musth

Ashwini Bhasi

Genius Loci photo
January 13, 2021 | Fiction

Genius Loci

Brittany Ackerman

She imagined walking barefoot across the grass in the backyard, sitting in the hammock and reading that book her teacher from graduate school had published.

Tracing the Pain photo
January 12, 2021 | Poetry

Tracing the Pain

William Fargason

 

it’s hard to explain how tired I feel       each day
my autoimmune disease attacking my bones
at the hip joint and spine       I limp down the hall

to the water fountain where I joke but am

Dead Dog Spot photo
January 12, 2021 | Fiction

Dead Dog Spot

Cory Bennet

The landscape was a flat dimension, no mountains or hills. Farmland and ramshackle homes that looked like collages, you could see the years in them.

272-DATE photo
January 11, 2021 | Nonfiction

272-DATE

Sarah Sweeney

Before the landline was obsolete, Nathan and I lived for late night 272-DATE commercials, our city’s own hotline of lust. You had to be 18 or older to call and of course we weren’t, yet I knew to make

Some Lost Dog? photo
January 11, 2021 | Fiction

Some Lost Dog?

Dana Liebelson

She looks away but can’t get the photo out of her mind, like gazing at the sun, an electric blotch.

Without A Happy Ending photo
January 10, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

Without A Happy Ending

Sara Tabin

The diary didn’t have many entries, but it revealed how lonely Sarah had felt.

selections from "Four Places" photo
January 10, 2021 | Comics

selections from "Four Places"

Nick Earhart

Ghost photo
January 8, 2021 | Fiction

Ghost

Emma Hodson

I saw her in front of us then, and she struck me: white parka down to mid-calf meeting white Ugg boots, white hood drawn over head.

The Priest photo
January 7, 2021 | Nonfiction

The Priest

Adam Gianforcaro

He didn’t even try to hide it. This subtle grooming disguised as a peace offering. Young and cool and cultured, he was the new priest from the Mediterranean, with an accent and a peculiar way of

Culler Release Program photo
January 7, 2021 | Fiction

Culler Release Program

Joshua English

Usually I’d just as soon look away from cruelty, but Lemuel flung that chicken square at my face and my first instinct was to swat her, fretting her clipped wings and shrieking like a raspy old woman, down on the heads of the others. Simple reflex.

The First Execution photo
January 6, 2021 | Nonfiction

The First Execution

Scott Laudati

For a few years, before Carl’s dad won a scratch-off ticket and no one ever saw him again, I called Carl my best friend.

While The Men Go Hunt the Shark, Mrs. Brody Meets her Lover photo
January 6, 2021 | Fiction

While The Men Go Hunt the Shark, Mrs. Brody Meets her Lover

Megan Pillow

But here, in the house at the edge of the ocean, there is no camera, and so Mrs. Brody awaits her lover. 

Spark Hunter: Secret Life of a Matchmaker photo
January 5, 2021 | Nonfiction

Spark Hunter: Secret Life of a Matchmaker

Anuja Varghese

Hey girl, heard you’re on the job hunt—and the place I work is hiring! It’s a bit weird, but… Do you want to be a matchmaker? 

Shake-n-Bake Time photo
January 5, 2021 | Fiction

Shake-n-Bake Time

Tom Walsh

We laughed when he called it a “Shake-n-Bake,” but then looked nervously around the room; the crew veterans weren’t laughing.

Dates with Charlie photo
January 4, 2021 | Fiction

Dates with Charlie

Julie Goldberg

Charlie would never cannibalize me; he’d have nothing to eat. 

Club Tabu photo
January 4, 2021 | Nonfiction

Club Tabu

Jillian Luft

We lost my dad somewhere under the blacklights of Club Tabu.