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One Night photo
September 27, 2021 | Fiction

One Night

Jacques Denault

The old man kicked us out after the fight.

Speak Easy photo
September 24, 2021 | Fiction

Speak Easy

Alex Evans

I left the kitchen door unlocked by mistake, and I suppose that’s how the raccoon came in.

Bride School Girls photo
September 20, 2021 | Fiction

Bride School Girls

Amanda Churchill

The Class of 1953 Tachikawa Air Base Bride School girls were fertile, well-fed and rested.

Dumb and Wide photo
September 15, 2021 | Fiction

Dumb and Wide

Mary B. Sellers

"Me, all scatter-shotted words I tried out in the air ..."

This Town Ain’t Big Enough photo
September 8, 2021 | Fiction

This Town Ain’t Big Enough

Scott Limbrick

The moment the cowboy bursts into the saloon, doors swinging wide, conversations splitting into silence, it’s already over.

Errors photo
September 2, 2021 | Fiction

Errors

Joe Truscello

But the shortstop is still bothered.

About Fucking photo
September 1, 2021 | Fiction

About Fucking

Gabriel Smith

So obviously I couldn’t do it. She would have known it was real.

Searchers photo
August 30, 2021 | Fiction

Searchers

Jeff Hoffman

Beautiful, the flat-forever fields of Wisconsin as I barrel on through flurries, gobbling cheese curds, until, through the fluff, the end appears.

I Scream photo
August 27, 2021 | Fiction

I Scream

Emma Smith-Stevens

I wanted my nudity recognized and for people to consider or even remark upon the wound between my thighs and I was bursting to stand on my desk and shout: “Somebody get me an ice cream already!”

Our Man photo
August 25, 2021 | Fiction

Our Man

Jennifer Savran Kelly

Our Man, as we now call him.

Sarcophagus photo
August 23, 2021 | Fiction

Sarcophagus

Alice M.

It’s really Freudian, that. Turning a doctor into a parent for a few minutes. That’s why Maeve likes him.

They Ate the Children First photo
August 20, 2021 | Fiction

They Ate the Children First

Madeline Cash

I Googled things that bond people. Google said trauma.

Dinosaur III photo
August 18, 2021 | Fiction

Dinosaur III

Zachary Kocanda

Ken pounded out three novelty songs on his busted up acoustic guitar, looking like a knock-off Daniel Johnston.

Normandy Hole Recipes photo
August 16, 2021 | Fiction

Normandy Hole Recipes

GL Ruffer

‘Le Trou Normand,’ I said to the Garçon, winking knowingly at him.

Brazil photo
August 13, 2021 | Fiction

Brazil

Vincent Scarpa

“And no one knows in what guise the end of the familiar will arrive.”- Joy Williams, “Cats and Dogs” 
 

Dale-Anne has heard a noise in her backyard, loud enough to pull her up from sleep.

Soft Tissue photo
August 10, 2021 | Fiction

Soft Tissue

Arielle McManus

Within 1-3 weeks, the body will begin to actively decay. This is when the organs, muscles, and skin will liquify. The hair, bones, and cartilage will remain.

Platform photo
August 9, 2021 | Fiction

Platform

Graham Robert Scott

Someone there used the blackest-known shade of black to make a circle.

Slung Out and Wayward photo
August 6, 2021 | Fiction

Slung Out and Wayward

David Nutt

Gunderson could hear the vehicle’s noisy carping from eight blocks away, like a herd of wild trashcans rolling down the street.

Cake Walk photo
August 4, 2021 | Fiction

Cake Walk

Kate Jayroe

Oh, Anya!

John B2B Paul B2B George B2B Ringo (from Good at Drugs) photo
August 2, 2021 | Fiction

John B2B Paul B2B George B2B Ringo (from Good at Drugs)

KKUURRTT

The show literally fuckin has to go on.

The Interview photo
July 30, 2021 | Fiction

The Interview

Yunya Yang

I walked up to the window for immigration services at the Embassy. A Mastiff sat behind the pixel glass, writing furiously. He didn’t look up when I said hi, so I knocked on the glass, twice, with my fingertips.

 

Green Lights and Fault States photo
July 28, 2021 | Fiction

Green Lights and Fault States

Ra'Niqua Lee

Nobody liked accidents. Her bumper had merged with her backseat. Her windshield had shattered. The glass absorbed as much sunlight as it reflected, a pile like salt left after a backwards glance.

 

Winter Tangerine photo
July 26, 2021 | Fiction

Winter Tangerine

Mira Jiang

Your fingers began peeling the fruit, tossing orange scraps among the dirty straw. In the right light, they could have passed for blood.

 

Swan Lake photo
July 23, 2021 | Fiction

Swan Lake

Farheen Raparthi

Adhi awoke on his third birthday, struck by the sudden knowledge that he had previously been a 48 year-old man by the name of Samuel Razia.

For I Have Sinned photo
July 22, 2021 | Fiction

For I Have Sinned

Sean Dolan

My son is fifteen when he asks the first question I am unable to answer.

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub

Worsted

Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily

 

Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub