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A Short Essay in Which We Celebrate Whitney Pastorek's Keen Eye for Beautiful Things photo
December 1, 2007 | Nonfiction

A Short Essay in Which We Celebrate Whitney Pastorek's Keen Eye for Beautiful Things

Sean Carman

In May of 2003 there appeared, in a small corner of the<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-short-essay-in-which-we-celebrate-whitney-pastorek-39-s-keen-eye-for-beautiful-things">... more</a>

Excerpt from: Picnic in Ten Years' Time photo
December 1, 2007 | Excerpt

Excerpt from: Picnic in Ten Years' Time

Jesse Ball

A selection from Picnic in Ten Years' Time an as of yet unpublished manuscript by Jesse<a class="more" href="/web_features/excerpt-from-picnic-in-ten-years-39-time">... more</a>

An Interview with Jesse Ball photo
December 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Jesse Ball

Shane Jones

Samedi The Deafness, the debut novel from Jesse Ball released this September is baffling readers and reviewers. The<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-jesse-ball">... more</a>

Test-Tube Jesus photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

Test-Tube Jesus

Richard D. Treat

And the earth died screaming While I lay dreaming  --Tom Waits    He came from Wal-Mart. Some fellow was loitering by the<a class="more" href="/web_features/test-tube-jesus">... more</a>

The Peaches Are Cheap photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Peaches Are Cheap

Mike Young

It's August, and it smells like grass and cranberry fruit snacks. I pick my brother up from the post office where he works.<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-peaches-are-cheap">... more</a>

Rats photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

Rats

CL Bledsoe

The pet store was across from Planned Parenthood. Rob and June just sort of wandered over. They were allergic to dogs and cats, and June<a class="more" href="/web_features/rats">... more</a>

An Interview with Ryan Boudinot photo
November 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Ryan Boudinot

Matthew Simmons

Ryan Boudinot is a Hobart favorite -- heck, he edited our fourth issue. There are few contemporary writers we'd<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-ryan-boudinot">... more</a>

Geometrics photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Geometrics

B.J. Hollars

At school, we were allowed to wear costumes but were not allowed to bring treats. So we'd made the most of it -- we wore our costumes, we<a class="more" href="/web_features/geometrics">... more</a>

Holland photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Holland

M. T. Fallon

The cobble gloss contained inchoate images underfoot. Miram broke his stride and knelt to inspect the watery sheen but could not catch the<a class="more" href="/web_features/holland">... more</a>

Don't Stop Now photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Don't Stop Now

Al Riske

We spread a blanket off to one side of the boat launch, under some trees. Island Lake, in Shelton, Washington, is surrounded by<a class="more" href="/web_features/don-39-t-stop-now">... more</a>

An Interview with Victor LaValle photo
October 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Victor LaValle

Amy Minton

NOTE TO READERS: this interview with Victor LaValle went much longer than expected, and we couldn't bear to part<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-victor-lavalle--2">... more</a>

Hello photo
October 1, 2007 | Fiction

Hello

Glen Pourciau

He knew what he was doing. He knows I don't say hello to him, knows that when I see him I see an empty spot, but he walked into the meeting<a class="more" href="/web_features/hello">... more</a>

Awfulness photo
October 1, 2007 | Fiction

Awfulness

Kevin Grauke

The boy found the helmet perched atop a bag of trash set out in front of Mr. and Mrs. Traska's house across the street. Well, only Mrs.<a class="more" href="/web_features/awfulness">... more</a>

Wonder Bread photo
October 1, 2007 | Fiction

Wonder Bread

Amy Abrams

The apartment smells of burnt toast when Marcia arrives home from work. Her husband, Gary, having toasted two loaves that afternoon,<a class="more" href="/web_features/wonder-bread">... more</a>

An Interview with Rick Moody photo
September 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Rick Moody

Andrew Ervin

Rick Moody's not the kind of writer who needs one of these introductory paragraphs. Author of some of our most<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-rick-moody">... more</a>

The Missing Eye photo
September 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Missing Eye

Siel Ju

I'm functional in the sense that I make it to evening confrontations. At the sushi bar, Gita keeps talking about some girl she works<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-missing-eye">... more</a>

Lobo photo
September 1, 2007 | Fiction

Lobo

Margaret Bentley

I rest my head on a pillow, falling in and out of sleep. Outside the windshield, locusts reflect light like shooting stars as they catch in the<a class="more" href="/web_features/lobo">... more</a>

Autobiography photo
September 1, 2007 | Fiction

Autobiography

Tiff Holland

"You played sports?" he asks over dinner. They're having baked chicken and baked potatoes. Clean food is how she thinks of it, only a<a class="more" href="/web_features/autobiography">... more</a>

I WIll Unfold You With My Hairy Hands photo
September 1, 2007 | Fiction

I WIll Unfold You With My Hairy Hands

Shane Jones

The hair monster checked out the ass of a handicapped woman. She was standing with her back turned when the<a class="more" href="/web_features/i-will-unfold-you-with-my-hairy-hands">... more</a>

An Interview with Roy Kesey photo
August 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Roy Kesey

Sean Carman

Roy Kesey's best stories manage to be hilarious and poignant, absurd and intelligent, amusing but still close to the<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-roy-kesey">... more</a>

Cabin Fever photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

Cabin Fever

Paul Silverman

She was what his father, who had a Betty Grable calendar in the garage, used to call a bleached blonde, and she was kind of daffy-taffy<a class="more" href="/web_features/cabin-fever">... more</a>

The Dead Walk Backwards photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Dead Walk Backwards

Steve Finbow

The earth is deep brown and peppered with crows. Sorry-looking cows nuzzle the frozen refuge. Two mongrel dogs, skinny,<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-dead-walk-backwards">... more</a>

Crimes of the Post-Divorce Era photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

Crimes of the Post-Divorce Era

Diane D. Gillette

Gerry let out a loud belch and tried unsuccessfully to focus on Albert. "I've got to get her back. I miss her so<a class="more" href="/web_features/crimes-of-the-post-divorce-era">... more</a>

Secret Keepers photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

Secret Keepers

Teresa Tumminello Brader

What was he thinking? Any one of us could've found it. Cards, letters, notes, and worst of all, photos. A woman -- a blonde, of all<a class="more" href="/web_features/secret-keepers">... more</a>

Collision photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

Collision

Kathleen Lindstrom

"Are you sure?" "Of course I'm sure. I'm 43. I'm sure." "It's a big decision. It's a life." "Don't you think I know that? I'm<a class="more" href="/web_features/collision">... more</a>

An Interview with Jeffrey Brown photo
July 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Jeffrey Brown

Tom McHenry

Jeffrey Brown entered the comics world with three intimate autobiographical graphic novels about failed<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-jeffrey-brown">... more</a>

Agnes and Ned photo
July 1, 2007 | Fiction

Agnes and Ned

Jonny Diamond

She had death in her hands, in her heart, in the americ tang of her angry sweat: she was jealous of a piece of bread. It was a dark,<a class="more" href="/web_features/agnes-and-ned">... more</a>

Four Sieges photo
July 1, 2007 | Fiction

Four Sieges

Erin Fitzgerald

I. Deirdre doesn't talk to Nicole anymore, but she thinks she does. Last winter, six months went by with neither one of them saying<a class="more" href="/web_features/four-sieges">... more</a>

Nine Paragraphs about the Future (In Jacksonville, Florida) photo
July 1, 2007 | Fiction

Nine Paragraphs about the Future (In Jacksonville, Florida)

William Peterson

1. Ionization In a city where everything feels a bit belated, where the clever ones<a class="more" href="/web_features/nine-paragraphs-about-the-future-in-jacksonville-florida">... more</a>

Unpublished Manuscript #36 photo
July 1, 2007 | Fiction

Unpublished Manuscript #36

Joe Clifford

Kitty peeled dead flies off the screen. She squinted in the direction of the boatyard. "No boats today," she muttered to<a class="more" href="/web_features/unpublished-manuscript-36">... more</a>