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GASTROPODA

 

The Midnight Moth by Josh Sippie

I stood tottering on my front step, staring into the screen door. June bugs, ladybugs, mosquitos, moths, something that looked like a...

Eat Your Heart Out by Casey Curtis

She wrung his heart out with a sharp sturdy twist until she was satisfied no blood remained. Slapping the lifeless organ atop a chipped...

The Lure of Radiance by Patrick M. Hare

For two nights I watched the swarm at the streetlight. Insects, too small to identify, flittered around the cool-white light, their...

Pain Relievers by Margaret King

Our affection for each other, portioned out in teaspoonfuls: Take 2 at bedtime Only as needed Never combine with alcohol. Margaret King...

Word Problem by Jenn Koiter

The last time I saw you, you gave me a book of shitty poems. The second poem in one section, you said, particularly made you think of me....

Love by Sobia Ali

She comes of age, abloom. Not a fairer girl in the whole country. Her beauty has that exotic flavor which drives people a little crazy....

Reclaimed by Emily Hessney Lynch

I’d had a body for as long as I could remember. I never gave it much thought. It wasn’t until I was 19 years old that I realized my body...

Clean, slice, inflate by Sean Ennis

There is some question, like, who is this Colleen person? Are you in love with her? What’s the backstory here? I’ve gotten into it...

Denver to Omaha by Cat Dixon

The 4pm take-off had been delayed because of ice on the wings—freak October storm. Folks grumble. Flight attendants soothe with vodka...

Better Gods by Jared Povanda

The Classics professor dreams of eating hummingbirds at the bottom of a well, everything feathers and bone, mash and entrails—awful...

Second Best by Yash Seyedbagheri

We survive by seeking to be second best. Don khakis and long sleeve shirts that make us sweat. Navy blue, of course, not the odd combos...

Muffin by Maria Balbi

Last Valentine's Day, you brought home a stray kitten. "Let me introduce you to Muffin," you said, petting a restless, tan furry ball....