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The Structure Underneath photo
July 29, 2022 | Fiction

The Structure Underneath

Brooke Randel

I am trying to teach my brother Micah to write poetry.

So We Bought A Hearse photo
July 28, 2022 | Fiction

So We Bought A Hearse

Robert Herbst

So we bought a hearse.

The Stories We Tell photo
July 27, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Stories We Tell

Kevin Lichty

What is my obligation in this moment? Is it to my body or to my daughter’s?

The Body photo
July 26, 2022 | Fiction

The Body

Erin Kelly Smith

She kicks him in the stomach and then runs at him, screaming, shoving him into a bookcase.

Self-Portrait With Life, Death, And Strep In Between photo
July 25, 2022 | Poetry

Self-Portrait With Life, Death, And Strep In Between

Soeun Seo

Years later, he asked “Do you still use this email?”
and I replied “No.”

Two Poems photo
July 22, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kelly Hoffer

sometimes I want my brain
to burn up, hoping as I do, to
see the cloud

Charleston Girl photo
July 21, 2022 | Fiction

Charleston Girl

Rachel M. Beavers

I get so bored sometimes that I think about getting sober. It never lasts that long; inevitably Charlie comes back again and I find myself with a cold nose and shaking hands just one more time. I

Love song as a cryptozoology photo
July 20, 2022 | Poetry

Love song as a cryptozoology

Eric Tyler Benick

Sometimes
trauma is a prerequisite for softness.
It depends on where you’re from,
and who you ask, but you should always ask.

The Eight Types of Men You Can Become photo
July 19, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Eight Types of Men You Can Become

Keene Short

A friend who is no longer arguing with her boyfriend later tells you The Magician’s wife called the police that night.

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Dad Days of Summer photo
July 18, 2022 | Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Dad Days of Summer

Joseph Horton

I wish him luck and watch him until he’s halfway around the bowl. There’s something about a chance encounter, especially in baseball, where you don’t want to know too much.

Chanel, Marge Simpson & Me photo
July 17, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Chanel, Marge Simpson & Me

Mieke Marple

I couldn't fully recall the Simpsons episode in which Marge buys a near-identical pink Chanel dress.

at rock mountain bible camp, i learned to pray with my mouth closed photo
July 15, 2022 | Poetry

at rock mountain bible camp, i learned to pray with my mouth closed

Tyler Raso

and i sneak out of our
            cabins the moon
full as an accident.

Two Poems photo
July 14, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jack Jung

The boy has always been there.

Through the Clinic, I Pass photo
July 13, 2022 | Nonfiction

Through the Clinic, I Pass

Cassandra Whitaker

I was a glamour upon a glamour upon a glamour, a mouth devouring a mouth devouring a mouth.

I'll Write You When I Get There photo
July 12, 2022 | Fiction

I'll Write You When I Get There

Jacob Parker

Snow is falling in Manhattan.

dos poemas photo
July 11, 2022 | Poetry

dos poemas

Andrea Alzati

hemos vuelto heridos de una guerra que todavía no empieza
yo perdí una de mis extremidades
y él las perdió todas

1 poem photo
July 10, 2022 |

1 poem

gg roland

HOW DO I GET MORE WEIRD RUSSIAN ART GALS TO FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM I ASK BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE MOST INTERESTING PROFILES AND SEEM LIKE THEY COULD SUCK YOUR DICK SO GOOD THEY COULD ROB YOU OF

Writer School Gremlin Experiences Disappointment photo
July 9, 2022 | Writer School Gremlin

Writer School Gremlin Experiences Disappointment

Marne Litfin

Betty Ford Center Poems photo
July 8, 2022 | Poetry

Betty Ford Center Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

I felt like a dick all through dinner

And walking to get ice cream later

And walking over the crab bridge to our hotel after that:

Dick, dick, dick

Opus photo
July 8, 2022 | Poetry

Opus

Rachel Kass

caught in self-asylum / let it rile ‘em

Smells Like Envy photo
July 7, 2022 | Nonfiction

Smells Like Envy

Sophie Bernik

Imagine being so famous and blonde that people love you so much they hate you again.

Toilet Story photo
July 6, 2022 | Fiction

Toilet Story

Aristotelis Nikolas Mochloulis

When I entered the shop, the cashier looked at me like someone holding a toilet seat.

Make Bank photo
July 5, 2022 | Poetry

Make Bank

Emily Bark Brown

 

1. Teller

 

as a teller i tell people things

 

like no

but mostly yes

and

can you wait a minute i need to ask my manager

and i smile and give dogs treats

 

i didn’t

The Aliens photo
July 4, 2022 | Fiction

The Aliens

D. L. Updike

The aliens were everywhere that summer.

Horse Girls photo
July 3, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Horse Girls

Amy Estes

When I first came out as gay at age 30, I went on dates with a variety of terrible women. One asked me out, selected the place, ordered the food and endlessbeers, and then sheepishly told me she

Keeper of the Hidden Sins: Miracles and Michael Clayton photo
July 2, 2022 | The Paranoid View

Keeper of the Hidden Sins: Miracles and Michael Clayton

Austin Ross

There was a summer when I was about eleven or twelve when my friend Jacob and I would wake up early—around five or six—and ride our bikes down to Kroger to buy small translucent tubs of chicken

No Good photo
July 1, 2022 | Fiction

No Good

Cora Lee Womble-Miesner

Every night he’d sleep next to me, grabbing my belly, my hair, my thighs like he thought I might disappear.