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March 31, 2023 | Poetry

Three Poems

Lauren Ireland

I am torn with longing for many unnameable things.

March 30, 2023 | Sports

The First 900

Carson Pytell

I wasn't surprised that he told me he used to skate, everyone did, but it felt like I did take a bump when he told me I must be my father's son.

March 30, 2023 | Poetry

In Praise of Burning Books

Chris R. Morgan

there was nothing special in the Library of Alexandria

March 29, 2023 | Nonfiction

Free Will and Determinism at a School for Disturbed Children

J.J. Marks

One day at the school for disturbed children I attended, a boy lit his pubes on fire.

March 28, 2023 | Fiction

Black Girl Magic

Kyle Kirshbom

There’s something so sexy about a hot girl apologizing for my behavior.

March 27, 2023 | Nonfiction

The Hunter

Laughlin Cole

The first thing I killed was a coyote. Grandpa pointed out that the coyote was a mother. Her belly sagged a few inches above the grass. Her front right leg caught in a wire trap. Grandpa handed me his

March 27, 2023 | Fiction

Toothbrush Horror Story

Greta Rainbow

Toothpaste dripped and stained the rubber grip. The bristles were yellowed, fanned out and frayed, like a spiky cleaning tool that should go nowhere near the mouth. Some of the bristles were actually hairs.

March 26, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

We Talked to Scientists About Desire

Kathleen Radigan

At night, we lay on unmoored mattresses, pressing hands over our eyes to block out spears of light from the street. We cursed our naked windows.

March 24, 2023 | Fiction

The Secret

Mohammad Rafiq

What the Mother wanted to show us might be different from what we wanted to see.

March 23, 2023 | Fiction

2 Fictions

 Katie Gene Friedman

“My grandma drinks that,” the kid ahead of me at Duane Reade snarks at my six-pack of Ensure bottles.

March 22, 2023 | Poetry

3 Poems

Tom Will

It does not make any noise but it works.

March 21, 2023 | Fiction


Molly Weisgrau

Blisters is a game where you sit on the floor on either side of a candle and hold little fingers like a pinky swear above the flame until someone lets go.

March 20, 2023 | Sports

MARCH MADNESS, 2019: Author as Capitalistic Commodity

Elizabeth Ellen

Obsession is obsession is obsession, obsession is relatable; I am constantly obsessed with things, more accurately, I am constantly becoming obsessed with people.

March 20, 2023 | Fiction

Hand on Thigh

Lexi Anderson

It’s me and Helena. Helena and me.

March 19, 2023 | fucked up modern love essays

A Rogue Job

Stephanie Sellars

My fantasy of Lockwood started to deflate like a balloon with a tiny hole.

March 17, 2023 | Fiction

Night Without

Nathan Reinke

this one guy keeps trying to talk about the impoverished state of the arts which among other things is making me desperately want to do the drugs I brought

March 16, 2023 | Fiction

Two Stories

Myles Zavelo

Zack was total destruction, demonic possession.

March 15, 2023 | Fiction

Mother's Cheese

Maeve Barry

A diagram shows a mother with porn-star proportions holding her breast, pinching the nipple, milking herself into the cylinder. Squirt, Shake, Wait, the directions tell me.

March 14, 2023 | Nonfiction

If It Makes You Happy

Laura Dzubay

She feels bad for being taken aback before; she really is a very nice doctor.

March 14, 2023 | Fiction


Nick Story

Her robe came open; it was like hugging an ice sculpture swan. I shivered.

March 13, 2023 | Fiction

Für Elske and the landlord, Mr Koen Leeuwens

Arturo Desimone

The attic room in the student town of Ordrecht went for 365, 52 euros monthly, not including the safety-deposit, called borg in Dutch.

“Lucky boy, just too late. Because we have crisis in Holland,

March 13, 2023 | Fiction


Andrew Hahn

In the mornings, the woman sees her husband off to work in her night dress, sometimes with curlers in her hair. After he leaves, she always lights a cigarette and stands with the glass-paned storm door cracked open. I can tell the inside of their house smells like knock-off Estée Lauder and menthol smoke.

March 12, 2023 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Anatomical Love

Gabriella Giambanco

In the anatomy lab, we are peeing into cups to check for any abnormalities within the urine

March 10, 2023 | Trip Reports

Chocolate Shrooms


I was outside of time. Teensy amoebic televisions snowed in my eyes. My throat felt like burnt hair.

March 9, 2023 | Poetry

4 poems

Laine Derr

I fucked his heart, ruined the fitted sheets,
flamingos left erect in a pool of afternoons

March 8, 2023 | Fiction

Beefy Appetizer

Ila Kumar

My professor is French. You can tell by her voice, and because she just told us that she and her husband met through adultery, as if it was an app on your phone.

March 7, 2023 | Fiction


Cash Compson

Emily was mine first.

March 7, 2023 | Poetry

4 Poems

gg roland

other byproducts are produced
sticky sweat, the stink of loneliness

March 6, 2023 | Fiction

The After Party

Ruby Sutton

Sarah has just been promoted at the publishing house, and I realize she thinks she is doing her job at this party

March 6, 2023 | Fiction

Four Ways to Handle Adrian's Relapse

Kate Wisel

Smile in heavy make-up, feeling like a pill is stuck in your throat.