Fiction

You Told Me No One Wants to Hear This Story

I remember when they told us to get off the plane, though I have tried to forget it because you said it was not a story.

Cipher

2-Down: ______ Stewart, queer actress you feel like you should be attracted to but aren’t.

May 13, 2022
A Dog Is Not the Answer

Alicia only meant to bring newfound meaning to her bedraggled life, hoping her memories and grief would be blunted by the comfort of another living creature.

May 06, 2022
Wer hat Angst vorm Schwarzen Mann? or Who’s Afraid of the Black Man?

As a team of three, they have no choice but to help you catch the boys because even they know it is not safe for girls to be alone with a Schwarzen Mann.

Apr 22, 2022
Our Future Is Mars!

On Mars, there would be no coupling off, no cliques. People couldn’t leave you behind. That’s what Libby had been counting on.

Mortality

We grow into forgetfulness and unfist our bones and litter them for crows.

Apr 08, 2022
Every Little Homie Needs a Nickname

Listen, it’s okay to say you want something to stick around. It’s okay to love something.

Apr 01, 2022
Eyes in the Wings

The neighbors wanted the bird out. “Do something,” they said. It was all in the eyes, wide and accusatory and wild.

Future Perfect

That whole thing about “Living Your Truth?” No one’s the wiser.

Mar 18, 2022
Solomon’s Knot

You make of him a mouthful, yet you can taste his unease, taste his cold feet.

Mar 11, 2022
Confessional

Kurt had costars—and many ex-costars—claim their producers were like their best friends, their handlers, their editors, their priests.

Mar 04, 2022
Werewolf

I tell him how the reaction from my community was in some ways worse than the abuse.

To the Roof

Everything looks better from far away. A camera that floats over a polluted sea still brings home serene footage.

Feb 11, 2022
For the Birds

Such intensity of emotion was rare for Calvin, but seagulls warranted it.

Feb 04, 2022
Colonel Sanders

In walked Colonel Sanders, a Chinese man with a white goatee and square black glasses.

Jan 28, 2022
Rich White Boys

I told myself I accepted his gala invite because I wanted to see what else they could get away with.

Jan 21, 2022
Four Alternate Endings to a Six-Year Marriage

There’s a comfort to our clinging, to the familiarity of togetherness, where the pain is predictable and the pleasure enough.

Jan 14, 2022
Elmo’s Struggle

I raised my eyes heavenwards, seeking strength in the blue expanse. Let Zoe have her foolish notions. I would not let Rocco trouble me today.

Jan 10, 2022
City Wolf

The werewolf has been scheduling men from the app back-to-back every night—even on the days leading up to the full moon, though she knows she shouldn’t.

Jan 07, 2022
The Genius and the Devil

What I wanted to know was this: What does it feel like to create something wondrous? To have a vision and then to perfectly translate that vision onto canvas?

Dec 17, 2021