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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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? 

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.

A List of Good Enough Things photo
January 3, 2021 | fucked up modern love essays

A List of Good Enough Things

Shreya Vikram

My happiest memories all involve an intense desire to be strangled. 

Verdugo photo
January 1, 2021 | Nonfiction

Verdugo

Mackenzie Moore

I do not want to talk about how I need to drink more water. The Doctor in Her Eighth Year of Practice has already told me, in so many words, that the life I save might be my own.

Kayak photo
January 1, 2021 | Fiction

Kayak

Debra Jo Immergut

I posted a picture of my rarely used kayak on Facebook late at night.

Every Year Is Going to Be the One photo
January 1, 2021 | Fiction

Every Year Is Going to Be the One

Stephanie King

A New Year’s resolution that I wasn’t going to do this anymore, soon broken.

A Valentine’s Day spent alone, while you were where you were supposed to be.

A summer weekend in the Hamptons, the