Fiction

And Another and Another and Another Glass of Rosé

We’re each of us on our third glass of rosé when the Bachelorette sends home the Last Man of Color.

Olive Olivia Olive Olive

With the baby came trouble, but not any of the kind the mommy blogs warned Ana about.

Professor Anita Baker

She was frightened by the lackadaisical way he displayed his violence, the way America trained her students.

Project

Maybe it’s strange that I haven’t acknowledged my ex, but how can I after the nails, which are either about me or not about me, and which is worse?

Nov 13, 2020
Before the Cure

He’d seen himself as something different then: greater than he was, more worthy of acclaim.

Nov 13, 2020
Be Vital! Be Vigorous! Ride the Rollercoaster

Talking about it would make me sound mentally ill, and sounding mentally ill—in this economy?—feels dangerous.

Nov 06, 2020
The Housemate

I'm a good housemate. I leave very little trace of myself.

Oct 30, 2020
We Are the Flare

The house erupted faster than it should, but that’s the trouble with dancing on somebody else’s hurt.

Oct 16, 2020
A Seller of Luxury Hair Products in a Texas Shopping Mall Recounts the Wealth of Natural Springs in His Home Country

My mother’s favorite spring has water that reflects her beauty more honestly than a front-facing camera.

Oct 09, 2020
Some Girls

Some women attract deadbeats; others, their fathers. Isn’t it possible, then, for some women to attract gay guys?

Music, Night

One didn’t come all this way in the careful study of the instrument to play it safe.

Sep 25, 2020
An Instrument of the Heart

Though Zya had been too young to recognize it as unusual, she could remember the first time Rania had washed her brain.

Sep 18, 2020
For As Long As Turtles Live

Our relationship might crack as we build two babies, but turtles don’t rush.

Hyung

They weren’t shaped in the same image he had of the older Korean boys Jacob had not seen since he left, these hyungs who towered over Jacob still.

Sep 04, 2020
The New Grandma

Good mothers don’t lose composure, she thought, even if an asteroid is heading at them, they don’t loosen screen time limits or miss piano lessons.

Aug 28, 2020
The Living Structures

Suddenly a heart beat inside its concrete shell. It was a murmur, a light and irregular thing, so faint that I wondered if it was real.

Aug 14, 2020
Sister Machinery

Here was the situation: Pearl belonged to Ba, Em belonged to Ma, and I belonged to my sisters.

Aug 07, 2020
Living with the Dead in Placentia, CA

Oftentimes, the dead leave town. Olga thinks the dead leave because they find there is no place for them.

Jul 31, 2020
Tonight, We Live Like Kings

Dylan doesn’t do gender, but they do drag.

Jul 24, 2020
What Is It About a Dyke at Summer Camp?

When a girl Miss-Mary-Macks with you, it’s like you share a birthday for a full breathless sixty seconds.

Jul 17, 2020