Short 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
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.

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.

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
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
Petals Bend in the Wind

Apollo’s entire being is unstoppable. Yet even he cannot keep up with Zephyrus, with the whipping stone and wind.

Dec 10, 2021
Minor Arcana

I can twist any set of cards to say that.

Nov 19, 2021
Mess You Up

When you intentionally hurt the ones you love most, you leave behind a demon you cannot kill.

Nov 12, 2021
Zochreini

What it was was I wondered if I had the right to call it an assault.

Nov 05, 2021
Revelations

There’s nothing harder to let go of than an already-gone thing.

Oct 29, 2021
Seven Questions in Exchange

She follows the signs deeper as a weight in her gut grows colder with every step. It’s almost been long enough that she’s forgotten the finer details. Almost.

Oct 22, 2021
Reflections on an Invisible Girl

People wanted to see the girl who’d disappeared and come back. They wanted to see Romy—who insisted she could not be seen.

Oct 15, 2021