“I tell the doctor I’m depressed. She says, ‘But you can’t be depressed, I saw you laughing last week.'” New text from Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle.
“And now the maws glowed, as though they contained passage to a throat burning from somewhere below. Wislawn thought that was just swell.” New fiction by Tobias Carroll.
“Lenny Bartholdi first made a splash in the literary world when he hacked into North America’s largest publisher, W.W. Norton & Co, and inserted himself into the Norton Anthology of Poetry (5th Edition).” New fiction by Eric Gelsinger.
“For some reason when I imagine myself talking to you, Dad, it’s always in the hot tub—that we talk, I mean.” New very short fiction from Talal Achi.
“For people growing up in so much hopelessness, to find hope in lies, in humors, in make believes stories, was worth all of it. All these kept us going.” New fiction from Chika Onyenezi.
“You remember feeling dizzy, like the solid earth had turned to sea. You remember looking back at the grand staircase glowing under the chandelier.” New text by Cody Reding.
“That photo was still by the tissue box on the dark brown carpet by her side of the bed propped up in its oval frame when the police knocked on the door the afternoon she died.” New fiction by Saxon Baird.
“Rudy looming behind the bathroom door. Rudy in the darkened pantry, his small teeth shining.” New short fiction by Analeah Loschiavo.
“Wore mask for a while. Hidden face created distinctive kind of obscureness. Wow. Everyone moved aside.” New short fiction by Judyth Emanuel.
“One three-headed demon dog piñata with incisors as sharp as blades!” New very short fiction by Meredith Maltby.