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April 18, 2024 | Fiction

Excerpt From 'Bloodletter'

David Kuhnlein

His dreams fill with bell towers, stabbing deaths, his lifeless body dragged by split fingernails into consciousness.

April 17, 2024 | Nonfiction

KATHY ACKER MON AMOUR

Jeff Goldberg

“Because of nothing we are together.”
—KA

 

Now, there were two biographers and a documentary filmmaker circling her fame like the moons of Planet Kathy, goddess of love and lust rising in

April 16, 2024 | Fiction

2667

Christian TeBordo

 

It was not yet this day and age. A writer sent a proposal to his literary agent. The proposal concerned a major trauma. The agent submitted the proposal to a select few editors who made it the

April 16, 2024 | Poetry

Just One Bite

Ashley Bardhan

She began imagining what it might have been like to be Agatha, crying and disheveled with both pale breasts exposed.

April 15, 2024 | Interview

Pretty Obscure: Oral Sex & The Tumor Of Consciousness

Danielle Chelosky & Jack Skelley

Let’s get more filthy!

April 14, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Honest

Selen Ozturk

“I’ve asked you here tonight to tell you I’ve told my wife everything. She’s fine with it, she really is, and I want to really emphasize that. She only asks that we’re not intimate in our bed. Hers

April 12, 2024 | Nonfiction

Streetwise

Miss Unity

“Streetwise, streetwise.”

April 11, 2024 | Nonfiction

The Year of the Germ

Rebecca Grace Cyr

February 21 – Hungover. And sometimes that’s good.

April 10, 2024 | Poetry

Word Problems

Amelia Kindall

In time, the questions become increasingly diffuse, numbers jumble and disappear, the symbolic order smears.

April 9, 2024 | Interview

Chaos Questions with Bonnie Jo Campbell

Sheldon Lee Compton

If I could be in The Fifth Element, I'd want to be in the scene where they pulled things out of the blue opera singer's belly. But I would want to keep pulling out new, surprising things.

April 9, 2024 | Fiction

Margarine

Althea Champion

She especially liked the phrase for whipped cream, vzbitye slivki. For such a soft, sweet thing, its name was as firm as cement. 

April 8, 2024 | Fiction

twin eulogies

Yasemin Kopmaz

In their blue jeans and Carhartt beanies, the boys are nearly as pretty as the girls who’ll never fuck them.

They buy a gram of coke and a gram of k because everyone knows that girls love drugs.

April 8, 2024 | Fiction

Some Cindy Talking

Erick Bradshaw

She was always looking in the mirror.

April 7, 2024 | fucked up modern love essays

Le Loup

Adam Berlin

“How do you say, I am the wolf.”

“Je suis le loup. Tu es mon loup. You are my wolf.”

“Je suis le loup,” I say.

April 5, 2024 | Nonfiction

Notes from a United Auto Worker

Nathan Stanek

The night I met Ray Liotta I was backstage at a Kid Rock concert

April 4, 2024 | Fiction

An Inside-Out-Thing

Becky Tuch

True story.

You know Urmquast Meldoofi? The guy who writes the homeless features for The New York Times? Published a book not too long ago about the plight of the homeless in small urban

April 3, 2024 | Nonfiction

A Beauty Beyond Reason

Alula Hunsen

Augmentation, arrangements, verities, varial flips . . .

April 2, 2024 | Interview

"Grateful and Mortified": Marissa Higgins on Publishing her Debut Novel A Good Happy Girl

Anna Dorn

Marissa:
I try very hard to be polite and normal, like manners are weirdly important to me given I'm a huge fuckup generally but my inner world is probably a less palatable version of Helen’s 💀💀

Anna:
You’re out here trying to be a good happy girl 

April 2, 2024 | Fiction

It felt more real when I drew it

Jonah Primiano

They say The Cloud is a bad metaphor for the internet because this makes it seem immaterial and like its presence doesn’t have a real physical impact on the planet. They say to remember the server

April 2, 2024 | Interview

Chaos Questions with Tom Williams

Sheldon Lee Compton

Guys, you’ve got Earl fucking Palmer out here in LA. The guy played on “Tutti Frutti” for chrissakes. You don’t think he could be part of the next hot thing?

April 1, 2024 | Fiction

There Are No Words

Garielle Lutz

But how did I get it into my head, so early on, that friendship is something you’re supposed to have with only one person, and it’s supposed to be engulfing, and you’re not supposed to survive it?

April 1, 2024 | Nonfiction

Invisible Girl

Lisa Marie Zapata

The Jessicas, a clique of girls all named, you guessed it, Jessica, were especially mean.