He loved her once. She thought.

Melissa Sterry likes both whiskey and talking straight.

We grew up craftsmen in an age of sadness, when happiness had become nearly impossible to produce.

Robert Hoekman Jr is an award-winning writer and editor currently focused on big stories in small spaces.

They said there was something new in her paintings afterward—something new in her old paintings. Context, maybe. Regret. And the faces.

Daniel Galef is landscape-oriented.

When I ask him why he drank the drain cleaner, he says: I hoped you would be the first thing I saw when I woke up in the hospital.

J. Bradley lives at jbradleywrites.com.

She tried to write a story, but it was already written. This story is also not new.

Mayee Zhu lives in North Carolina and overthinks. She overthought this bio, too.

The only thing my neighbors and I ever agreed upon was that we’d never talk again once the wall was finished.

David Farran is a short fiction writer from Adelaide, Australia.

Everyone knew her story, but no one knew it as much as the boy in the red sweatshirt at Justin’s party.

Bianca German is a senior in high school ’20.

Her long brown hair is absolutely beautiful, but it hides her nametag.

Laya Anasu enjoys looking at untranslatable words.

I met the woman of my dreams, kissed my best friend, finally took a stand for something, and now believe in aliens. It was a good night.

David G. Martin (@iamdgmartin) is a fiction writer and tabletop gaming enthusiast living in Murfreesboro, TN.

We overwatered plants. We fixed un-broken furniture. Ours was nothing spectacular: small things died in the effort.

Nicholas h Politan loves the man who whistles his dog back inside early each morning.