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by José González Vargas

There are bugs everywhere. Most living organisms on Earth are bugs. It's no big deal.


Mother Tongue

by Jessica Jo Horowitz

I can almost make out your shape locked inside the chambers of my heart

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Your Inheritance Will Taste of Salt

by Karolina Fedyk

Stand on that dune and ask the sea to take you, but it won’t. You’ve tried, and so far you always had to go back.

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You Are Bleeding

by Alexandra Seidel

You must carry a handkerchief always in case you have to cover shame and tears and other imperfections, in case you are bleeding.

Apr 29, 2019 | news

Editorial Changes at Fireside

by Pablo Defendini

Julia Rios has decided to step down from her position as editor. What's next for Fireside?

Apr 25, 2019 | essay


by Derek Newman—Stille

I learned that day that the police weren't concerned with my safety. It didn't matter to them.

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The Jubilee

by Sheree Renée Thomas

And some kept them old slavery time names, but not out of loyalty, no indeed.

A cute little Mars rover peers at the mirrored helmet of a Mars explorer in their spacesuit.

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How to Say I Love You with Wikipedia

by Beth Goder

It is important to be efficient because my crew is the best crew ever and I want to show them that I have feels.



by Rose Lemberg

they said there’s no reason to be angry they said calm down it's safe here

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by Cyd Athens

Your first euphoric response is replaced by uneasiness that grows into irritation before becoming rage.

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