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An Inning at Camden Yards photo
April 14, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

An Inning at Camden Yards

Peter Tyree Morrison Colwell

It took me all morning to build the fence.  I used old lawn chairs, cardboard boxes, and rusty sign posts from the dumpster behind 7-Eleven.  I meant for it to look like Camden Yards.  The right field

Afterparty photo
April 13, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Afterparty

Maura Monaghan

Across the basement, your best friend pitches graduation balloons like they’re weightless baseballs. You swing with a curtain rod that had fallen behind the couch (your mom will ask about that

Stickball photo
April 12, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Stickball

Nicholas DelloRusso

Mike and Nick and Tom are already playing stickball in the back lot when Dad drops you off at P.S. 236. On one brick wall they’ve chalked a strike zone, on the floor is a powder-blue pitcher’s mound

Husky Park photo
April 6, 2021 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Husky Park

T.J. Larkey

Bishop and I were smoking a joint on the pitcher’s mound. We drew dicks with our fingers next our school’s logo. It was mid-March, around midnight. I stopped drawing dicks and looked up at the empty

The Irony of Inclusion photo
March 31, 2021 | Fiction

The Irony of Inclusion

Rae Griffin

Let them do the majority of the talking. Laugh at their jokes. Ask them about their motorcycle, their new car, their recent trip to the Maldives.

Thigh Gap photo
March 29, 2021 | Fiction

Thigh Gap

Lucy Zhang

She gives me a pocketknife. It has an ergonomic handle with smartly placed finger notches, a nice stainless-steel blade that folds up, a sturdy, low-riding pocket clip—perfect for those inconvenient moments you need to cut something loose.

It Never Stops photo
March 26, 2021 | Fiction

It Never Stops

Jared Yates Sexton

By late August, Mary-Beth was sweating on her front porch swing, a bottle of Budweiser resting on the table her daughter Madison gave her for Mother’s Day a decade earlier. Mary-Beth had been watching

Dispatches photo
March 25, 2021 | Fiction

Dispatches

Jesse Salvo

I have made my decision: I am going to set myself on fire.

Pair photo
March 23, 2021 | Fiction

Pair

Matt Weinkam

It was Mr. Wexler, my old boss, who made a second me.

Gradients photo
March 18, 2021 | Fiction

Gradients

Jack Barker-Clark

We preened our signatures in the cheerful attic, Owen’s royal insignia and my fallen few ants.

Xianrenzhang photo
March 16, 2021 | Fiction

Xianrenzhang

Jiaqi Kang (亢嘉琪)

They said that Xianrenzhang took your heart because she didn’t have her own. She was looking for one that was just the right size, not too big and not too small, that she could slot into the cavern in her chest.

Trophy Black photo
March 12, 2021 | Fiction

Trophy Black

Michael Leal García

Hector loved, loved, loved having a black friend, but he could never admit it.

Mason Jar photo
March 10, 2021 | Fiction

Mason Jar

Anastacia-Renee

The thing about mason jars is that you can stuff them with anything you want: pasta, beans, ashes.

Waves and Seesaws photo
March 8, 2021 | Fiction

Waves and Seesaws

Ai Jiang

The quietness of No Frills was unnerving. The sound of wheels and the buzzing of the lights overhead filled Xiu's ears. 

Bank Job / On Publishing photo
March 5, 2021 | Fiction

Bank Job / On Publishing

Peter Krumbach

What am I doing on a train to Philadelphia?

Starskins photo
March 4, 2021 | Fiction

Starskins

Mathew Burnside

Do you know how to leave this Earth? Because I really need to leave this Earth tonight. Jettison my skin. Supernova in a brilliant burst.

Anything But Tongue photo
March 2, 2021 | Fiction

Anything But Tongue

Maria Alejandra Barrios

Brains, when they are fried, don’t taste mushy and soft. They are tender and flavorful, like most battered things.

Phantom photo
March 1, 2021 | Fiction

Phantom

K-Ming Chang / 張欣明

They were goldfish, and not even the pretty kind: they weren’t even really yellow, more like the color of the roots of your teeth, more like the color of a pus-glazed mosquito bite.

 

A Yellow Tulip photo
February 26, 2021 | Fiction

A Yellow Tulip

Nancy Freund

The moon came out, riding on a motorbike, his head hatted, silver-blue, attached.

Eating Away From Others photo
February 23, 2021 | Fiction

Eating Away From Others

Cameron Thomas Snyder

We compiled our snacks and made for the playhouse basement.

The Antagonizer photo
February 19, 2021 | Fiction

The Antagonizer

Gardner Mounce

Fuck you.

Plant List photo
February 18, 2021 | Fiction

Plant List

Gabrielle Griffis

Holly had a list of endangered plants.

Winter Dance Party photo
February 14, 2021 | Fiction

Winter Dance Party

Brett Biebel

I never kissed another man, but I danced for one once.

The Barber photo
February 14, 2021 | Fiction

The Barber

Marisela Navarro

“Are you open?” "For you, yes."

Baby Cakes photo
February 14, 2021 | Fiction

Baby Cakes

Jon Stuart Peterson

“Baby Cakes.” I don’t think she has ever called me that.

Recent Books

Nudes

Elle Nash

“Transgressive and immediate: you feel these stories shoot through and wrap around you.” 

             - Kyle F. Williams, Full Stop Magazine

 

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

"Worsted sees the undeniable unicorn of the American sentence sprout pearlescent, fractally chiseled wings and take flight like Pegasus over the letters landscape."  --Big Bruiser Dope Boy

 

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"Her Lesser Work is far and away my favorite of your books, and 'G.O.A.T' in particular is a blast of brilliance."

     -Garielle Lutz

"Um, is 'Plant Hospital' both the hottest story and the hottest piece of literary gossip of the decade?!"

     -Rebecca van Laer