19 & bleeding in New Orleans By shannon peil the men all screamed ‘show me yr tits!’ & the women laughed they yelled down at me from the patios ‘show me yr dick!’ & i was fuzzy dazed & agreeable i dropped my pants to the knee presented myself smiling wide as they hooted threw […]
Six-Word Memoir by dominic viti Escaped my mother. Trapped by girlfriend.
But We Havenâ€™t Done Anything: The Modern Dilemma in A Serious Man by clarissa olivarez I recently sat down to watch A Serious Man with my husband and I was surprised at how successfully it addresses the very familiar topic of our modern existential dilemma. This is not new ground to cover in film â€“ […]
dead roses by misti rainwater-lites The roses are dead in Tyler, Texas. I dance to the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack in Hobby Lobby and call Roxi Xmas on my invisible rotary phone that is shaped like a rooster. She’s not answering. She’s out with Billy Angel again. I hate it when she’s such a slut. […]
MAN IN THE MOON by steve de france I bump into a man who has only a mouth in the middle of his face. This mouth—grins—and asks for a light. Is this some kind of a joke? Â I ask. He twists & opens his ancient mouth into the shape of a waiting grave. I stand […]
Peer pressure. First time. by sarah ahmad She asked me how to enhance her personality. Beauty is a momentous occurrence. Going for a shiny look, stunning curls always complement the tangled nuts. Pressing on the small parts. Twisting in honey dew. Extended balls stab at the nape of your dazzling neck.
nothing’s changed by matt ronquillo I used my gold plated hands to pour neon steel inside myself Now I’m the ghost of a girl choked out on vomit Hovering over my final resting porch, eternally Bashing at the floorboards, blast beat shrieking Sparking vengeance embers Down-rip soil digging, making dirt and dust spiral overhead I’m […]
stale love by chelsey storey We are coke in a glass, the ice melts, waters us down. My legs are starting to feel like cactus. I want to plant them somewhere in the house, watch them grow. We donâ€™t know how to interact anymore, so weâ€™ll sit on the couch and watch couples have sex […]
You Are Happy by m. atwood The water turns a long way down over the raw stone, ice crusts around it We walk separately along the hill to the open beach, unused picnic tables, wind shoving the brown waves, erosion, gravel rasping on gravel. In the ditch a deer carcass, no head. Bird running across […]
My Job on Venice Beach by travis catsull my solar-powered boom-box keeps the chainsaw juggler going all day and he hardly says a thing, just keeps juggling and then I throw a mattress into the air and he saws that in two, no problem and everyone claps and puts some tips in the chainsaw case […]