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Afternoons in Bright Rooms

Literary, Sep 25 2020

by Nicole Kim

thinking about afternoons spent in bright rooms: a constellation is spilling out from in between your eyes— I wake up again, …

Meet the Ziffers

Literary, Sep 23 2020

by Drake Rebman

“The only thing about being way up high that sucks is you’re too far to see down ladies’ shirts.” Terry told …

Love poem from a wingless bird

Literary, Sep 23 2020

by Anonymous

Flocks screeching on trembling tree crowns, Chests implode, Flashing through pinioned limbs into the compressing void. Quivering necks straining to reach …

Refrigerators in the Future

Literary, May 19 2020

by Catherine Habgood & Tara Sharma

The house is ours for one month, the insides cluttered with wind meters and amphibian figurines.We eat the breakfast at the …

O, It’s Manifold

Poems and Flash Fiction

Literary, Apr 24 2020

by Natalie Zummer

O, It’s Manifold I. They embalmed all the women in one Museum. Critics write, What a surfeit Of hidden beauty! Competence …

The In-Between Times

Literary, Apr 23 2020

by Miranda Luiz

My mother used to tell me that we feel the blues because we’re Jews. We connect to the sound of suffering. …

The Breakers

Literary, Apr 17 2020

by Olivia Kan-Sperling

A proscenium play: Newport, Rhode Island. The set has lots of neo-baroque curlicues. Also metal pipes and gears, perhaps serving specific …

Looking for Love in the Pleasurebot Years

Literary, Apr 10 2020

by Jaime Serrato Marks

creation story [2020-2024] VC flicked through four dating apps every night looking for someone to hold. He promised, in his bio …

In the Mood for Love

Literary, Mar 27 2020

by Emily Yang

He saw the first one when he caught its corner behind a dust-bound volume of textbooks. A wrinkled page torn from …

love poem melting + Other Poems

Literary, Mar 13 2020

by Stella Binion

love poem melting in the swell of the moving shifting bits of I can’t hear anything but the wind running against …

Turning,

[Meat’s bit dry tonight, remarks Aldrin]

Literary, Mar 07 2020

by Bowen Chen

Our neighbors are busy undressing and dressing, entombed in black velvet, over-the-elbow gloves if she wants to make a statement—does this …

3 Stories

Literary, Mar 03 2020

by Nicolaia Rips

Candles, Please “Exhale.” The crowd—upwards of forty years old and clad in a variety of branded spandex—sighs. “Tighten your left buttock.” …

Dear Indy

Literary, Feb 15 2020

by SS & CT

How do I know the difference between being friends with someone and having romantic feelings for them? I guess the traditional …

Rabbits

Literary, Feb 14 2020

by Zachary Baytosh

Alexa could not remember when she began to allow the rabbits to sleep with her, in their bed, when Rob was …

Divorce(e)

Literary, Dec 06 2019

by Zach Barnes

Oscar rose from his seat still crying and started to clap vigorously. He felt a little possessed and a little self-conscious, …

Two Stories

Literary, Nov 22 2019

by Pia Mileaf-Patel & Emma Kofman

TONGUES “Do you want to touch tongues?” Ella asked me. We sat underneath one of the fold-out plastic tables boasting boxes …

Collected Poems (no theme)

Literary, Nov 15 2019

by Kanha Prasad, Jane Freiman, Isabelle Rea, Andy Rickert, Catherine Habgood, Sandra Moore & Gemma Brand-Wolf

Shades of Sick I woke up, sick of today, still a golden caterpillar, high as balls on buttery dreams. My open …

Besotten

Literary, Nov 01 2019

by Kate Ok

Was Hamlet’s death Hamlet’s fault? she asked. I’m not so sure. The play is named after him, though, Ira-Taylor replied, half-laughing. …

Two Poems

Literary, Oct 25 2019

by Tabitha Payne

When I left you in the lovely dark, you held up the morning in your hands Sometimes when we sleep together …

Possessions

Literary, Oct 11 2019

by Matthew Litman

All Al could talk about was how excited he was for dinner. He said his wife was cooking something special. “I …

Bunnies

Literary, Oct 04 2019

by Lauren Lee

Valentine and I moved in together at the start of a Rooster year—the kind that, decades ago, my mother was born …

Two Poems

Literary, Sep 21 2019

by Alana Baer

Cathy I hate missing sock mistake I hate rat raisin fluorescent forget and death and a plastic clothing hanger wet paper …

The Fourth of July Girl

Literary, Sep 21 2019

by Catherine Habgood

She emerges from the port-a-potty dripping wet. The blue plastic door swings a full one hundred and eighty degrees, shuddering the …

Then What Isn't?

Literary, Sep 13 2019

by Miles Guggenheim

Thomas did not see the squirrel. He saw a wooden chair resting sideways on the ground. He saw a broken glass …

4 poems

Literary, Apr 19 2019

by Shuchi & Justine Nguyen-Nguyen

twenty years from today , i still love you Shuchi with intent , i limb my swollen gesture in your ventilator …

After Life

Literary, Apr 12 2019

by Jorge Palacios

A slight breeze tickles the hairs on the medium-sized A slight breeze tickles the hair on the young girl’s arms, and …

Two Stories

Literary, Mar 22 2019

by Cam Collins

Duck Chainsaw Lost Nevada has a red sky but it’s never violent to anyone who’s born there, only the ones that …

3 Stories: Money Matters, Bean Soup, Horse

Literary, Mar 15 2019

by Betsy Roy, Star Su & Lucy Qiu

Money Matters by Betsy Roy You wouldn’t believe what I’d do for money. Like, seriously! It depends on the time of …

Money in Your Mouth

Literary, Mar 15 2019

by Tabitha Payne

And then the money was in your mouth. So much money you were always eating salad, those pretentious, extortionate salads your …

5x5

Literary, Mar 08 2019

by Eduardo Guitérrez Peña

Bingo night is every Thursday. I will never go. The game is a purgatory for squares and number counters, and worse …

llewellyn

Literary, Mar 01 2019

by Kate Ok

I thought Llewellyn was the most beautiful name in the English language. At least, that’s what I told my mother at …

Six Men Spotted at the Glen Park Roller Rink and Rec Center

Literary, Feb 15 2019

by Will Weatherly

ROB It is hard to avoid looking at one another on the rink because you’re in a circle: somebody’s always following …

Three Poems

Literary, Feb 01 2019

by Rachel Landau

new interior for a hallmark birthday card hornet wound i weep your memory accounting for sapphire-stained rungs in the ladder though …

Two Poems

Literary, Feb 01 2019

by Justin Han

Paliochori Mentions this only as strange ordeal, her translation resisting delivery—vegetable state and we’ll see no more of Tsalia, Damia, Disekia, …

Apocrypha

Literary, Dec 07 2018

by Athena Zeros

the ground breaks too so please tell me my name even if my fullmouth stings of feathers the loudest thing the …

The Absence

Literary, Nov 30 2018

by Nicolaia Rips

Margaret Boyle woke up and her left incisor was loose. In her dream, she was crushed under a giant unspecified citrus …