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Silence Is Its Own Reward photo
October 12, 2018 | Fiction

Silence Is Its Own Reward

Greg Welch

“It was misery, real misery. But, Doc keeps telling me I’m all clear, so I ain’t going to argue with him.”

Advice to Someone Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” photo
October 11, 2018 | Fiction

Advice to Someone Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days”

Mark Johnson

"What am I supposed to do?"

Public Comment photo
October 10, 2018 | Fiction

Public Comment

Lee Matalone

i know it’s not something you really need to hear—i’m just one of many fans—but can I just take the opportunity on this comments section to say, i really love how you brush your hair

Jesus Says Come As You Are photo
October 9, 2018 | Fiction

Jesus Says Come As You Are

Amy Stuber

Wear the T-shirt that says “Sparkle for the Lord” in glitter instead of the one with the monster truck that you hide in your camp trunk. 

Two Dates photo
October 3, 2018 | Fiction

Two Dates

Matthue Roth

Zero to one-hundred.

Excerpt From Lalita photo
September 27, 2018 | Fiction

Excerpt From Lalita

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Lucy seemed to love being shocking.

Three Songs photo
September 26, 2018 | Fiction

Three Songs

Hillary Leftwich

I was small and fragile like the antique vases in her parent’s living room, the ones we could lookbutdon’ttouch.

Family photo
September 25, 2018 | Fiction

Family

Andrew Tran

Mom and Drew ate tuna melt sandwiches on their porch while a light rain fell from the sky. She pointed to the sun emerging from the clouds and smiled.

Date Number Three photo
September 24, 2018 | Fiction

Date Number Three

Chris Gilmore

We should talk about last night.

Chinook photo
September 20, 2018 | Fiction

Chinook

Nathan Willis

The funeral director checks his watch and asks if I’m ready.

Absence Of The Queen photo
September 14, 2018 | Fiction

Absence Of The Queen

Dave Barrett

He was at the sink washing dishes ... 

Good News From God! photo
September 12, 2018 | Fiction

Good News From God!

Robin White

Praise be. 

High School Romance photo
September 6, 2018 | Fiction

High School Romance

Marston Hefner

Promise to not assume that this is the one and only truth about my feelings for Liz. I had this recurring dream of me devouring her.

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Quotidian photo
September 6, 2018 | Fiction

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Quotidian

Alyssa Oursler

I can show you the double-rimmed chain-netted concrete court where I taught myself it was okay to aspire.

Life, Death, and Thirst in Hogwaller photo
September 4, 2018 | Fiction

Life, Death, and Thirst in Hogwaller

Rebekah Morgan

 I walk around the trailer park that has been dropped on top of a small hill like it’s just bird shit on a windshield. The boy with ‘Mama Tried’ tattooed underneath his eyes and ‘Country Fried’ inscribed above them got shot through the heart in the smallest trailer in Hogwaller. 

From the Balcony photo
August 30, 2018 | Fiction

From the Balcony

Craig Loomis

From the long wooden balcony, from the house that overlooks a forest that is almost bluegreen in springtime and a witchy red during... more

Wrong and Dangerous photo
August 27, 2018 | Fiction

Wrong and Dangerous

Taylor Grieshober

What people don't tell you about grieving is that you'll spend months or years or maybe the rest of your life in this nebulous zone where half the time you love everyone in your life and the other half those same people repel you and you can't always tell which mood you'll be in at any given moment. Even the most grounded people become frenetic.

The Patron Saint of Loneliness photo
August 23, 2018 | Fiction

The Patron Saint of Loneliness

Sarah Shotland

I saw her at a campus TGIF three weeks ago. Talking Gender Issues Fridays. It’s a weekly chat-session where students come to look at the week’s current events through a gender lens. The campus used to be single-sex, but now we call it gender inclusive. We were going out of business; there are only so many radical lesbian 17 year olds, and most of them already get into Smith. 

Get Lost photo
August 20, 2018 | Fiction

Get Lost

Kevin Wilson

On Friday at school, we were all vibrating, so nervous for what came next. We barely listened in class because what did it matter? We wouldn’t... more

Year of Conor McGregor photo
August 16, 2018 | Fiction

Year of Conor McGregor

René Ostberg

Imagine if McGregor were a woman, I’d wonder throughout the day, as I sifted through the barrage of emails from my boss, all his reminders to cc him the next time I sent this or that, the notifications that he’d be leaving early again as I stayed late. Imagine McGregor in an office. Imagine him…or her, aged a bit past her prime. How would she prep for a fight? What would it be like to be a woman like her?

Like a Revolution photo
August 13, 2018 | Fiction

Like a Revolution

Alex Perez

The truth was I knew exactly what was happening, how the possibility of power had clouded my judgment. In bed at night, I thought about putting a stop to all of it and just playing the season out, but I couldn’t shake my contempt for Parker. It wasn’t about baseball anymore, not in the slightest. It had taken just a few days for me to turn the war of aesthetics into a full-fledged revolution.

A Hungry Bear Does Not Dance photo
August 9, 2018 | Fiction

A Hungry Bear Does Not Dance

Austin Ross

This is later, after the White House, after he has returned to San Clemente. He has shed the name Nixon, that iron albatross around his neck, and instead now calls himself Milhous. He savors the sound of it on his tongue, rolling it around like a sculptor molding clay on a pottery wheel. He speaks it like an incantation. It does not sound like the past; it instead glimmers faintly with the potential of new life.

Stephanie Loves Stephanie photo
August 6, 2018 | Fiction

Stephanie Loves Stephanie

Marta Balcewicz

“YOU IDIOT!” I scream, but only in my head. For 25 years now I haven’t been able to speak my mind, especially not to a stranger. Enrolling in Glenda’s Eagle Training course is supposed to help, but for now I’m still a grounded hatchling teetering my way through week three of the seven-week program.

You Are Not Alone photo
August 2, 2018 | Fiction

You Are Not Alone

Catherine Uroff

“And there’s got to be some guidelines for this.”
“That’s not a bad idea,” Lionel said. “So what are they? You just let me know and I’ll follow them. By God, I will.”
I didn’t have much for him. I sputtered some nonsense about my side of the refrigerator and if he saw Doritos in the pantry, especially the Cool Ranch kind in the blue bag, he should just assume that they were mine. But that was pretty much it.

Lithophile photo
July 30, 2018 | Fiction

Lithophile

Jono Naito

When my partner finds a stone she likes, she shares its burden with me. She never seems to have a place to keep them.

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

“Legs Get Led Astray is a scorching hot glitter box full of youthful despair and dark delight. Tender and sharp, wide-eyed and searching, these essays have a reckless beauty that feels to me like magic.”
Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD 

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Elizabeth Ellen

“[Elizabeth Ellen] is the female Love Is a Dog from Hell.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women

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