Fiction | The New Engagement



By Tricia Vessey

As she moves toward the dining room, the cleaning lady feels Mr. Enzo take her in, furtively, concealed behind his opaque black Ray Bans, drinking his morning kopi luwak, wearing byssus silk argyle boxers and an unfastened qiviut robe, pretending, she knows, to read Forbes, but he is plotting. Today, she thinks, today Mr.

The Abortion Debate accompanying art
By Tenacity Plys

Discussion, dissection.

The Three Year Swim story art
By Amelia Possanza

Treading water, staying afloat.

Lost Reception story art
By Aldo Izar

Dial M for Metaphysics.

Leave story art
By Ioannis Pappos

Fathers, sons, and the toxic masculine.

The Way In The Way Out story art
By alex garcia

Violently, lovingly, evade.

Jaywalking / The Sleeper story art
By Future Host (Tingying Ma and Kang Kang)

The body politic, awake and ready to move.

By Giuseppe Gullo

A sublime horror, a beautiful exploitation—sung to mellifluous perfection.

By Johnny Taranto

Legacies, embattled and embalmed.

By Eric Dean Wilson

Exiting hell, burdened with clarity.


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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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