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Monogrammed

When Ben showed up in the store he was standing by a pile of table-runners. He didn’t look like he should be there, partly because he is a man...

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Gilchrist

When Mason heard the news, he imagined Evelyn arced in the sky like a little pink moon. It was a still frame picture. He never flashed forward to the...

Lit Issue

Lua

“Lua” says my father when Lua is on the picnic table. He picked her up and put her there and she’s barefoot on the wooden slats and he’s holding...

Lit Issue

Farmhouse

JIM has a pile of scratch off coupons on the table. He scratches away at one, scoffs, discards it. Starts on the next one. WESLEY walks in and addresses...

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Karma

At fourteen, I was the taciturn girl who sat at the front of the classroom and spoke only when she had the answers to questions, which was—admittedly—all the time,...

Essay

Halves

Alexa, years later, is making an art of chopping tomatoes and I am watching her. She pierces the flesh in a smooth circle and pries apart two halves. It...

Julia Kittle-Kamp YH Staff

Flesh

Henrietta first noticed the box that arrived on the Purdys’ front porch each Wednesday morning because the Purdys were suspicious people, ones that required watching. Most of her other...

Lit Issue

The Real Jack Smith

Jack Smith learned he was a cheater when he read it on his Google alerts. “JACK SMITH: CHEATER,” it read. It was the first Jack Smith had heard of...