LITERATURE Category

11 Dec ’17
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Chuang Tzu “The Butcher on the Way”

The famed cook Ting was carving an ox for Lord Wen-hui. As he did, his hands fluttered like birds, his feet stamped, his knees bent,…

4 Sep ’17
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Report by Zijun He

Note: All of the quotes in this story are taken from real-world sources. “For nearly 50 years, the secrecy apparatus within the United States Government…

27 Jul ’17
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SWINE by Jessie Van Eerden

The evangelist’s Bible, lashed together with electrical tape, opens to Luke Eight about the man who wore no clothes, nor did he live in a…

30 Jun ’17
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ONE NIGHT, ONE HUNDRED WAILS AGO BY STEPHANIE ROGERS AND ARIANA-SOPHIA KARTSONIS

“the snuffling good-nights of a hundred pigs among the new stars and long grass still warm from the sun and settling down to sleep.” —…

25 May ’17
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Chuang Tzu “The Useless Tree” – Translated and Re-written by Yi Yizzy Yu and John Yu Branscum

One summer, a master carpenter named Shih and his apprentice traveled to the kingdom of Chi to do some work for a rich man there.…

2 Mar ’17
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Deconstructing Momma by Hayden Crews

  It was a good fight, and even though I won I got that restful feeling you get after a really good ass-kicking when your…

28 Feb ’17
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Hem by Jessie van Eerden

People say     Just look at her hem coming down and no slip     black panties     You’d think she’d know better     talking about the only unwed mother…

6 Feb ’17
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The Goat Trick by Lu Harper

Half man, half goat, I too have seen him: lurking about the train tracks and kicking empty boxes like kittens, or limping across the bottled…

2 Feb ’17
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Turtles by Liu Yutang

1. On the morning Avram Codreu died, Parker took an early break, locked himself in the hospital storage room and cried. To see Codreu through…

4 Jan ’17
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Black & Grey in the Schools Special: A Stream. Unconsciousness.

Editor’s note: As part of upcoming “Vitriol” issue, Black & Grey in the Schools oversaw a competitive contest by today’s young writers to promote new…

10 Jul ’16
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Run Little Girl Run by Sheryl Monks

Brother Harpy delivered serpents to their house, to her daddy, the minister of Lick Branch, who put them in the icebox so they’d grow sleepy…

26 Jun ’16
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NuPig by Kil McCory

Of course, tick tock, tick tock, you only have so much time. There are bills to pay, errands to run, herpes to treat, and the…