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KID photo
January 31, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

KID

Kyra Baldwin

I was nineteen, still felt like a kid, and Tom seemed to like me. 

The Snow Wall photo
January 29, 2021 | Fiction

The Snow Wall

Greg Tebbano

There were no ways around. There was reverse, but that was its own failure.

Heidi & Bob photo
January 28, 2021 | Fiction

Heidi & Bob

Jon Lindsey

She is thinking that when you make love, your brain opens, and everyone knows what you are thinking, and you know what everyone else is thinking, so your husband knows what you are thinking and can control you.

Nightcap photo
January 27, 2021 | Fiction

Nightcap

Mingpei Li

They had taken up four of the ten seats in the sushi restaurant, and the smallness of the room made them serious and giddy, as if they were being admitted to a secret.

Did NOT See That One Coming: Visual Poems photo
January 26, 2021 | Poetry

Did NOT See That One Coming: Visual Poems

Nance Van Winckel

 

DID NOT SEE

 

NOT THAT ONE!

 

SEE? 

 

COMING! 

 

DIDN'T ONE? 

 

Hold Music photo
January 26, 2021 | Fiction

Hold Music

Zac Smith

Greg listened to hold music while rereading the suicide note.

FOUR POEMS photo
January 25, 2021 | Poetry

FOUR POEMS

Stephanie Kaylor

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THIS WORK?

In this story I am meant to tell you of the men I met in parking lots. It is night and it is will be raining, though I do not know the science behind the

Billy James Henry & Peachy photo
January 25, 2021 | Fiction

Billy James Henry & Peachy

Connor Goodwin

I told him about Nebraska and how it was a dried up ancient ocean bed, how farmers harvested corn and clicks, how there might be kings buried under the freshly tilled soil or angels who dusted the August crops.

You Believe photo
January 24, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

You Believe

Griffin McPartland

I dreamt I couldn't remember my name photo
January 24, 2021 | Comics

I dreamt I couldn't remember my name

Tom or Judy Moore

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.

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...

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

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

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.

Musth photo
January 13, 2021 | Poetry

Musth

Ashwini Bhasi

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.

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.

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

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.