“I wasn’t scared of what couldn’t kill me and wasn’t yet aware of what could. My father told me gymnastics could kill me, and smoking.” An excerpt from Dot Devota’s autobiography of life in the midwest, MW: A Field Guide to the Midwest.
“I asked her if they were pinching her, and she said no. She said let’s rub asses.” New short fiction by Rhoads Stevens.
“Sometimes when he gets handed meat he will immediately begin eating it, but other times if he’s feeling obedient he will wait until he’s parked his truck and he’s alone.” New short text by Mark Baumer. Art by Danny Jock.
“Ever since the phone calls had begun, my nights had become dreamless.” Psychologically undoing new short fiction from Tim Jones-Yelvington. Art by Danny Jock.
A crucifixion and witchcraft-laden excerpt from Jamie Iredell’s Last Mass, out now from Civil Coping Mechanisms.
“It was near dawn now, and with the faint light came a degree of low visibility in which colors could not quite be seen, but shapes were clear enough.” An excerpt from Brandon Caro’s debut novel, Old Silk Road, coming out Oct. 13 from Post Hill Press.
“The chef possessed a third eye.” Gastronomically unnerving new short fiction from Vanessa Norton.
“This is more than lacking a plan and different than choosing arbitrarily what to write down. I am saying this is consciously not knowing, and embracing any decision as a viable path.” New short fiction from Alex Higley.
“‘Shit’s fucked,’ she said.” New fiction from Joseph Pfister.
“I guess I’m a little ambivalent about, quote, meeting someone from Tinder at the museum, end quote.” New prose in dialogue from Jimmy Chen.