Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

The Long Line to Tonight

“In line, you cannot ignore the intelligence of the flesh.”


all the smart things done at a desk. You are a thwarted full bladder that can earn no preferential treatment with the mind. The senses hyperventilate.

The LineThe Queue

The Queue,

orientationtowardbeing between

Laughter came before the final letter.


Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful. She was named a 2015 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree and received the Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship in 2012. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Narrative, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker's Sporting Scene blog, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Atlantic, Guernica, The Guardian, Bookforum, The Literarian, Grantland, VQR, The San Francisco Chronicle, and LitHub. She teaches at the City College of New York.