Petras

by Alexander Albatross Petras It is two in the early, early morning in Alytus, Lithuania. My exceptional, unconventional toy-crafting business (and consequently my residence) is where one would look for me during these rayless hours. Not that anyone has ever set foot to the cobblestone or the circuitous steps that lead to my chamber above the shop. At least not …

2026

by Sarah Buchanan 2026 The vending machine stops.  I stare at the chrome cylinder, frozen in space.  I think about giving up.  The biology vending machine never did this to me.  My reflection stares back at me through the glass, waiting.  I have to get the story out of the cylinder or else I can’t show up to class, and …

New America’s Next Top Model: Gog & Magog

by Elizabeth Kaye Cook New America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 200: Gog & Magog, Servants of the Destroyer! The Official NANTM Casting Team has begun its search for Cycle 200: Gog & Magog, Servants of the Destroyer! We are casting women, men, and human-identifying embodied consciousnesses1. NANTM wants the whole package: striking face, immaculate sacrificial body, and ruthless passion! Winners …

No Filter Applied

by Kylee Hoelscher No Filter Applied Connie walked into Theater Three with a tub of popcorn and a Diet Tab. There were plenty of seats to choose from at today’s matinee. It was 11 a.m. and most people were still at church, which is why Connie chose to see movies on Sundays. This particular movie had come out on Friday, …

Disappeared

by Chase Eversole   It goes a little something like this: It was when you’d still managed to get out of bed and walk the two miles to work at Applebee’s on days when I had class and Cait said she was at work or over at a friend’s place or at church. She skipped church a lot when we …

My Year of Misandry: Silver Sparrow

by Jessica LeAnne Jones Let’s face it: so far, my book reviews have been white. Like, really white. With the exception of Purple Hibuscus, I’ve written about only white women authors. As someone who fully supports intersectionalism, this skewed ratio disturbs me. Enter Tayari Jones. I had to find her novels by browsing the racially segregated section of my library. …