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“How to Not Drown” by Yomalis Rosario

This short story is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. How to Not Drown The tattoo started with a contour of Africa by the curve of his right shoulder. The shape of Barbados, just a little bit smaller than the African continent, Read More

“The Fairy Tale My Editor Rejected” by Alina Stefanescu

I wanted to write a fairy tale about fracking. The tale would include special creatures, frack-fairies, with seven-syllable chemical superpowers and tiny parcels of invisible frack-dust said to cover the meadows at midnight. There would be magical events, Frackfests, when stars would shoot up from cracks in the earth’s crust Read More

“All That Breath” by Ben Slotky

You have spent maybe 35 minutes today thinking about tiny oranges. Tiny oranges are very popular. They’re called cuties. Everybody eats them, all the time. You think about how many people you will see today; you wonder how many of them will have tiny oranges. In their lunchboxes, in their Read More

Exquisite Corpses at the 2016 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Exquisite Corpse is a story-telling game in which you can only see the most recent sentence. Here’s what attendees to the 2016 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair came up with. Saturday It’s a dog’s life, digging past the dirt, only to reveal the bones and the occasional frozen corpses of Read More

“With Small Love” by Christopher D. DiCicco

We embrace becoming one, shrinking down to something smaller—like newlyweds learning love, we marry ourselves to the idea—a tiny house and each other. We want one. A marriage. A tiny house. A relationship planted in the cracks between Montana and the Canadian wilderness where we dissolve into our simplest form. Read More