Fiction

Four Alternate Endings to a Six-Year Marriage

There’s a comfort to our clinging, to the familiarity of togetherness, where the pain is predictable and the pleasure enough.

Jan 14, 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
Whale Fall

The girl takes another step across the ice. She is bold. She is thirteen. She doesn’t care if things break.

Dec 03, 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
The Hawk

You are thirteen so, of course, I am convinced I still have some say over you.

Oct 08, 2021
Other Emily

“Commerce!” Emily shouted. “The hoarding and ceding and exchange of power. I see no clearer path into the souls of human people.”

Oct 01, 2021
The Last of the Boys

That’s the problem with photographs, isn’t it? They remind you who is missing.

Sep 24, 2021
Poly Throuple Technology

What we liked most of all was each other. All three of us, the glorious fabric of the relationship, the family we made of ourselves—but we were losing the exhilaration we’d once felt, the wild emotional loops of our shared-identity roller coaster.

Sep 17, 2021
Not Kinky

The audience Q and A begins, and someone asks about the relationship between kink and queerness.

Sep 10, 2021
Become of Me

Do not fear your moments of sorrow, your deep frustration, the force of your being. I have made you strong enough to want and not receive.

Sep 03, 2021
The Summer of BSSZ

I’d tilt myself and roll to each side on the dirt, offering the bees new areas of my body.

Aug 27, 2021
House Was a Fist

A house birthed me and will likely be the death of me.

Aug 20, 2021