Short Story

How to Move Through the Dark

The day the women left, Clary followed her mother to the water’s edge. She would’ve followed her under, too, if the other daughters hadn’t been there to hold her back.

Mar 22, 2019
If You Don’t Mind the Drowning

There are times you have legs. Mostly, you do not. You smile with teeth grown sharp from gnawing at chains that refuse to release.

Mar 15, 2019
Cactus City

Floating on her back, she imagines what’ll happen if she starts bleeding right then and there.

Mar 08, 2019
Sky Held Up by a Thousand Minarets

On this train ride back to his beginnings, Shettima’s mind overtook the train to another river in his memory, a river long and meandering as his days.

Mar 01, 2019
My Ex and My Ex-Chicken

I started to wonder how the hell she’d found me after all these years, but I was starting to realize that any chicken with the amount of determination I was seeing now would hardly be deterred from tracking me down.

Feb 22, 2019
The Collateral Recovery Business

She has taken back a vintage Pac Man pinball machine, gold teeth, and hair extensions. She has taken back virginity and faith in God. But can she take something back from the shadow of a woman she loved?

Keeping Up With The Other Us

Of course there was no best. Of course they were the same. I wanted to win in any case.

Feb 08, 2019
Men Who Sing the Music of the Night

When it was over, Myrrh clapped as much for their own feat of love as for their partner’s artistic accomplishment. They were proud and pleased—and then came the man who sang “The Music of the Night.”

The Future Is a Bright Yellow Kite

She knew this could happen. It was, after all, the way things were. The promise of Rekha’s warmth buried it.

Jan 25, 2019
Marisa, the Pitch Pine

Didn’t they get it? She was a pitch pine. She would win in the end.

Jan 18, 2019
Interplanetary Risk Management and Other Reasons to Quit Cheerleading

Her species procreates through a sacred sermonic skin grafting ritual, but the idea of sex with a teenage human male she found truly grotesque.

Jan 11, 2019
The Most Memorable Annual Pig Parade of Kharagpur

“Devilish,” said all of Kharagpur, after the Rosarios and their pig walked in the annual parade. “No pig’s supposed to jump backwards. Or laugh.”

Jan 04, 2019
What Does it Mean to Kill Something That Can Fly?

You wanted us to have a baby. I wanted your baby, and also for all the moths in the house to die.

Dec 21, 2018
The History of Us

The Big was proof that there was a God, and proof that God did not exist.

Dec 14, 2018
How to Love a Rabbit

There were a number of things that shaped who Simra was. The most important was that she knew how to love a rabbit.

Dec 07, 2018
Gordo and Mayra’s First Night in America

Alfonzo looked aghast, like they were the two most naïve immigrants in the history of New York. “ICE is preparing to break through that door with guns and night vision goggles, maybe even dogs, and you’re worried about the breeze?”

Nov 30, 2018
Sleepy Things

Tony had only gone on, like, seven dates with Josefín and the jodona was already lounging on Magdalena’s couch.

Nov 16, 2018
North to the Future

If you’re having a good time it usually means you’re having a bad time, I think. So the opposite has got to be true also.

Nov 09, 2018
The Evacuation

Look at the ocean, they say. Every road will flood. You will be trapped. Your house will be destroyed. Look at it swell. I’m staying, I say.

Oct 26, 2018
Scorching, Smokeless Fire

Everything started when we were thirteen—young and learning to love the womanhood that our mothers forced upon us.

Oct 19, 2018