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To Save the Dying photo
June 1, 2008 | Fiction

To Save the Dying

Jason Jordan

"Sometimes things aren't supposed to change," Billy would say, lying in bed while rubbing my back, when we got to... more

Overnight photo
June 1, 2008 | Fiction

Overnight

Paul Silverman

We were just out of Williams driving to Flagstaff in the dead of winter in the dead of night when one of us, the driver, shouted the rest... more

The Old In and Out Odyssey photo
May 1, 2008 | Fiction

The Old In and Out Odyssey

Frayn Masters

There was no place to get it on. There are bulky strange men in the kitchen, they are laying new black and white... more

Slaves photo
May 1, 2008 | Fiction

Slaves

Bonnie ZoBell

The unruly ferns creeping over the porch of the grand old house in Selma, Alabama, didn't fool Allie. Nor the lacy vines hugging the... more

House of Words photo
May 1, 2008 | Fiction

House of Words

Scott Tomford

The Living Room   This is where we watch TV, where we entertain guests and let them add to the walls. You can see some... more

My Son Thinks He's French photo
May 1, 2008 | Fiction

My Son Thinks He's French

Patrick Wensink

My son thinks he's French. His accent was cute at first, but it's starting to get on my nerves. If he asks... more

An Interview with Donald Ray Pollock photo
May 1, 2008 | Interview

An Interview with Donald Ray Pollock

Elizabeth Ellen

It takes a lot to get me to read an entire book. I buy, borrow and steal books by the hundreds, but the actual... more

An Interview with C.J. Hribal photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Interview

An Interview with C.J. Hribal

Nick Fox

C.J. Hribal (a.k.a. – Juice Hardball) is a stone cold baseball freak. The kind of guy who can tell you who played... more

I'd Do It Again, Too photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

I'd Do It Again, Too

Grant Stoye

Cory glares at me across the room. His left eye is swollen and purple. If you look closely you can see his veins throb as... more

Not Just Another Day at the Ballpark photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Not Just Another Day at the Ballpark

Jim Ruland

If the game of baseball is a narrative in numbers, try this one on for size: on Saturday March 30, 2008,... more

The Dark One photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Dark One

Daniel McArdle

I Telltale My dad still has the lanky, deceptively thin frame typical of most pitchers, with long, gibbon-like arms – he... more

The Tools of Ignorance photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Tools of Ignorance

Nick Mainieri

I've seen em all. The pretty boys with all the talent and not an ounce of sack. The Latinos so flashy they trick... more

It's Like I Hit a Homerun or Strikeout Every Time... photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

It's Like I Hit a Homerun or Strikeout Every Time...

David Kramer

When I was a kid, my dad took me to a Mets game at Shea on my birthday. I remember walking... more

Flies photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Flies

Roy Kesey

A friend once told me a story about a kid he'd known who played right field and caught flies. Not fly balls – this kid hated Little... more

Excerpt from: The Phillie Phanatic photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Excerpt

Excerpt from: The Phillie Phanatic

Andrew Ervin

I have been set on fire and pushed down these steep cinderblock steps. The people here have snapped the bones of... more

I've Got Dreams to Remember photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

I've Got Dreams to Remember

Andrew Bomback

To the editor:  I enjoyed your baseball preview issue but wholeheartedly disagree with your predictions for... more

Baseball Haikus photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Haikus

A swing and a miss. And now the lone samurai Returns to the bench.      ... more

Of Modern Bags photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Of Modern Bags

Dave Prescott

I had worked in a bottle factory, a bottle-top factory, a paper factory, a nut factory, a bolt factory, a clock factory, a wall... more

At the Zoo photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

At the Zoo

Dan Pinkerton

Tom had been promising for some time to take Stevie to the zoo, and today was the day. He paid their admission and the two entered the... more

Lopped Off photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Lopped Off

Robert Repino

I wanna have cool recurring dreams, ones that'll make me sound smart when I describe them to people. Right now, I only have the same... more

Diagnosis photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Diagnosis

Mary Miller

Her heart swells like someone turned a faucet on. It is enormous. A fast-moving cloud of blackbirds dissipates into the trees. Or are they... more

Yesterday photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Yesterday

Nick Ripatrazone

7:13  Tate found a sawbuck turtle near the metal shed. He called inside for me. I sat at the kitchen table, a napkin spread... more

Happy Hour photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Happy Hour

Len Joy

After work on Fridays we'd usually go over to The Holly on 27th for a beer. One night I'm working late so I don't get... more

Daddy photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Daddy

Michael Hemmingson

His name is David and he's in the hospital with a lot of things stuck in his arms, nodes pasted to his chest, tubes going into his... more

Roy G. Biv photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Roy G. Biv

Jared Ward

I'm a big fan of blue. The dark, deep blues. Like that James Taylor song, deep greens and blues are the colors I choose. Green's... more

Ninth Grade photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Ninth Grade

John Michael Cummings

Up to our lunch room table came the newest, biggest loser in the ninth grade -- Intercom! We called him Intercom because he wore a big... more

The Good Cents of Security photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

The Good Cents of Security

Greg Boose

Earl Jenkins was a security guard at PNC Park where the Pittsburgh Pirates play baseball. Every time he worked one of the... more

Like Unto God photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Like Unto God

Sharon McGill

Sometimes the name they give you is all wrong. Sugar or Baby, something sweet, something helpless, something you are not and never... more

Tooth Decay photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Tooth Decay

Garrett Socol

Before the curious series of events that stunned a quiet community, Calvin Flack DDS wondered if he would ever find the perfect dental... more