Fiction: Bigfoot Therapy

By Barb Howard Sure, there was an element of surprise when Bigfoot gently plucked Josie off her bike and enveloped her in his arms. But she didn’t feel fear. She felt a hug, really. A hug with just enough squeeze, just enough warmth. The hair on Bigfoot’s arms and torso was as soft as an angora […]

Fiction: Undress

By Jennie Hunter 1. Clothes On When his picture popped up on my phone, I’d clicked yes. I’d thought: ToyboyJay has a face I can work with. Now I think: you really know how to work a camera angle. From above, chin pointed down, his nose doesn’t look so long. Standing slightly beneath him, it looks […]

Fiction: The Sisters and the Ash

by Jen Currin When the mother ghosted, the three sisters were left with her rings and her teapot and her hairbrushes full of long gray hair. They were left with a gray house, stained walls, and a very drunk father, his belt and his rage. The mother had not known how to protect them. And then […]

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I’m Not Scared of You or Anything

No Kind of Man

Deathmatch Winner 2010: Gotta Be Another Way


Kanned Food Comics


Some Dead Guys

Cat’s Club

One on One

We’re Young. We Can Spell.

She Closed her Eyes

Sam Difalco

No…Thank You

The Holes in My Socks


Another Young Lust Story


Forms of Therapy



Rabbit in the Trap

The Jesus

Cory’s Canteen

The Urban Beautification Committee

Other Side of the Hyphen

An {E}xperience


T.V’s Not Evil. I Am.

The Cheerleader

In A Right and Proper Place

Lulu’s Luck

Lo and I Are Laughing

The Day He Left

Alice, Darling

Stinkyhead and the Dean

One Kiss on the Mouth in Mombasa

The Southwest Rapist

How to train a shoe


All Tarted Up

Hold Your Hand

Isn’t He Fantastic

There are Two i’s in Wii

Deathmatch Prize Update!


Jody Gets It



Fake Leather Boots, By Sam Stilson

Tiger Prince

Tipping the Scales

Randal Isaac’s Suicide

Flame Retarded

Things I Don’t Remember

The Sweet Taste of Slavery


Giraffes and Everything

Artificial Plants

Theory of the Say-Koh-Bich

Little Wite Squirel Angel

Some of This is True

Condo Dwellers


The Napoleon Difference

Field Guide to Kleptoparasitism

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