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Ex photo
August 3, 2019 | Fiction

Ex

Abigail Oswald

My senior year of high school I kissed a boy in the parking lot of a supermarket and found out the next day that my grandmother had died of liver failure.

The End photo
July 30, 2019 | Fiction

The End

Josh Denslow

That morning, I rolled over with the intention of apologizing. I'd meant everything I'd said, but none of it was enough for me to end anything. It was the hazards of a relationship; I had to decide if I was losing myself or becoming better.

Dolphins  photo
July 22, 2019 | Fiction

Dolphins 

Ross Showalter

We both found ourselves giggling at the situation three beers deep, both of us watching how our fingers raced to hug the other’s.

The Tire Swing Incident photo
July 17, 2019 | Fiction

The Tire Swing Incident

Matthew Stephen Sirois

I read the article and passed her the phone.

Cage Girls photo
July 17, 2019 | Fiction

Cage Girls

Cheyenne Autry

On the drive home, I waited in the dark of the third-row seat for Z to act, reach for my hand or kiss my cheek. But he wouldn’t do anything until college, until I cornered him in the bathroom at a Halloween party and forced the space between us to shrink.

The Death of the First Cyborg photo
July 15, 2019 | Fiction

The Death of the First Cyborg

Tyler McAndrew

Between beeps and coughs, he begged to be unplugged, begged for them to let his fluid tanks run dry.

Laine Throws Up A Dead Person photo
July 10, 2019 | Fiction

Laine Throws Up A Dead Person

Kate Gies

Picture a baby shower.

River Path photo
July 9, 2019 | Fiction

River Path

Amelia Gray

“This one’s kind of a dud,” he said, turning the page. “It’s fine, but I’m not sure where it goes.”
“That’s like me on this path,” she said.
“It’s really not.”

Killer Sheila photo
July 3, 2019 | Fiction

Killer Sheila

Casey Wiley

The best wrestler he'd ever seen.

You Tomorrow if You Want — The first ever short story written by Dixie Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s cousin photo
June 28, 2019 | Fiction

You Tomorrow if You Want — The first ever short story written by Dixie Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s cousin

Sofie Harsha

You look like a zombie who’s just seen a ghost, the mirror mouthed back. 

Brown Egg photo
June 26, 2019 | Fiction

Brown Egg

Janelle Greco

“Hail Mary, full of grace,” I whisper, “the Lord is with thee.”

“The Lord doesn’t give a crap about us coloring eggs,” says Bee.

Science photo
June 25, 2019 | Fiction

Science

Anna Elise Anderson

She didn’t look mad, but she was something. She was moving slow-fast like a cat, something I’d never witnessed, like I could feel how fast she wanted to go but wasn’t going.

Love Divine photo
June 24, 2019 | Fiction

Love Divine

Jaime Balboa

All around him the congregation erupted. Tears of rapture. Hugs of friendship. Compassionate embraces. Passionate kisses. Erotic caresses.

Outside WallyGreens photo
June 21, 2019 | Fiction

Outside WallyGreens

Brian Leli

Are you in my head? Do you know what goes on up here? Do you know what’s preceded all that goes on up here? 

Boobing photo
June 20, 2019 | Fiction

Boobing

Dylan Davis

A tendril of smoke dissipated above us. She made an opening in her hands, revealing a little frog. Its throat pumped rapidly.

There Was a Sun Once  photo
June 14, 2019 | Fiction

There Was a Sun Once 

Mariah Stovall

His subconscious deemed them too short, or not steep enough, or their grass was flecked with yellow and brown. He had succeeded in agitating his appetite and wondered what he would have for dinner.

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry photo
June 13, 2019 | Fiction

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry

Nick Farriella

People hung around outside of convenience stores with their hands over their mouths blowing smoke. Stereos played loud Christmas music.

Whatever You Want to Be photo
June 11, 2019 | Fiction

Whatever You Want to Be

Nicholas Dighiera

Hank sucked what was left of his cigarette back in one pull and flicked it into the alley.  The hot light of the ember cartwheeled through the air before disappearing into the snow.

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 3: "Home" photo
June 6, 2019 | Fiction

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 3: "Home"

Josh Sippie

“Hm,” Yoda grunted, considering the foyer, it’s openness, how exposed he was, and what he could do about it. “Hm,” he grunted again.

Make and Model photo
June 3, 2019 | Fiction

Make and Model

Kent Kosack

He tells them, pays for the burgers and, as they drive to the mall, as if to encourage them, a general addressing his troops, he tells them about fights with broken bottles, about fighting the black kids because he was white, the Italian and Polish kids because he was Jewish, the rich kids because he was poor.

Too Long, Too Late photo
May 31, 2019 | Fiction

Too Long, Too Late

Justin Mundhenk

When I wasn’t on the road, I ate lunch at the diner just to watch Cathy polish the cutlery. 

In Preparation photo
May 30, 2019 | Fiction

In Preparation

Jake Shore

Well, at least we aren't just dead, she said.  

What?

At least we aren't dead, right?

Yeah. 

Cut the Cord! photo
May 29, 2019 | Fiction

Cut the Cord!

Lindsey Godfrey Eccles

When our baby arrives I am feeling a funny mix of elation and terror – what have we done?

If You Look Long Enough You’ll See It All photo
May 27, 2019 | Fiction

If You Look Long Enough You’ll See It All

Kathryn McMahon

A woman at our airport gate is eating a box of powdered donut holes and not licking her lips. She is capable... more

It Rained Laughter photo
May 27, 2019 | Fiction

It Rained Laughter

Andrew Bertaina

Sometimes we’d see a slip of moon hung in velvety sky, and we’d find ourselves crying for no good reason, or maybe every reason that we could think of. 

Recent Books

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PERSON/A

Elizabeth Ellen


*limited time sale on Person/a: $10!

"Person/a chosen as a best work of experimental literature by Lithub!"
If They Gave Oscars to Books, Our 2017 Nominess

 

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WOMEN

Chloe Caldwell

"Women by Chloe Caldwell s a beautiful read/a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair/an essential truth." -- Lena Dunham

"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come." -- Cheryl Strayed

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

“Reading these stories makes me wanna smoke weed and drive thru mcds 24/7.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women