Posts Tagged ‘ Prose ’

“The Beta Test,” by Leah Miller

Aug 20th, 2022 | By

Mrs. Watkins checks her hat in the mirror. A mauve cap with glued-on feathers in a darker shade, and a veil that doesn’t clear the tip of her nose—perfect. It says grief, but not too much. She checks her invitation from HelloAgain. It’s her first outing since Jim’s death six weeks ago.



“Boomer,” by Lewis Braham

Aug 20th, 2022 | By

The baby was loud and stupid, and a baby. River didn’t know what to do. He’d never had a baby before. One day he looked in the toilet and there it was.



“A box seeks injunction against use of ‘shopworn shibboleth,’” by Boaz Dvir

Aug 17th, 2022 | By

A West Jefferson, Ohio, cardboard box has filed a class action lawsuit against tens of millions of Americans, citing defamation, libel, slander, reputational damage, separation anxiety, social phobia, externalist angst, agoraphobia, panic disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and FOMO.



“Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Compote,” by Rebecca Coffey

Aug 10th, 2022 | By

INGREDIENTS

An easily bruised heart
Mother issues
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup water



“An Interview After Crushing My Son’s Friend in Mario Kart 8,” by Derek Bremer

Aug 3rd, 2022 | By

“Hi there! I’m Chip DeForsey for THE QUATRO, the Game Show Network’s fourth channel, and I’m here with Derek Bremer on his epic win tonight. Derek how long have you been playing Mario Kart?”