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Some Kind of Memorial photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Some Kind of Memorial

B.J. Hollars and Brendan Todt

Georgia Ambler used to jog on Thursdays while Jake and I shot baskets in the drive. "You're outta shape, old... more

The Cow photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Cow

Jeff Kass

When Larry hit the cow on the two-lane highway in Virginia, the face of the cow, its open mouth hurtling past the driver's-side window,... more

Terror, Not Terror photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Terror, Not Terror

Kyle Beachy

When they told us that the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, had been destroyed by a crude but powerful bomb —... more

Sparkle photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Sparkle

Ravi Mangla

There was a sparkle in my smile so I went to my friend Derrick's to get it looked at. I didn't want cancer. Derrick asked... more

SpinningaGoodYarn.com FAQ photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

SpinningaGoodYarn.com FAQ

Eric Vrooman

Do you really spend 80% of your free time knitting? Yes. I've knit during a blackout and a brownout, on the back... more

The Great Perhaps (an excerpt) photo
May 1, 2009 | Excerpt

The Great Perhaps (an excerpt)

Joe Meno

Fourteen years old, Thisbe Casper has begun riding her bicycle around Hyde Park looking for God. Before each school day... more

An Interview with Norman Lock photo
May 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Norman Lock

Blake Butler

NOTES ON GRIM TALES   I see the dates on the work go from 1996-2004. Were these written one by one... more

An Interview with Joe Meno photo
May 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Joe Meno

Douglas Light

Joe Meno is the author of six books, most recently the story collection Demons in the Spring and The Boy... more

Vacation photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Vacation

David Aichenbaum

The man and the woman he plans to marry are almost playing croquet in Jamaica. They don't know the rules. There are heavy mallets and... more

Ode to a Bad Album: The Rolling Stones' Some Girls (1978) photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Ode to a Bad Album: The Rolling Stones' Some Girls (1978)

Scott Garson

Track #8: "Before They Make Me Run" We walked home along the railroad... more

How I Run photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

How I Run

Sean Lovelace

I don't dream at all unless napping. I've probably had three naps in my lifetime. When I sit at my desk my legs snap in the... more

The Quality Controller photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Quality Controller

T. M. De Vos

He was temping at a website, one of those online radio stations that you could customize based on music you already liked. It... more

Discontent photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Discontent

Stephanie Johnson

When the weatherman warns the roads will become impassable, your mother sends your father out for supplies. Your mother tucks the money... more

Heart of the Hide photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Heart of the Hide

Paul Silverman

Frank wanted a "heart of the hide" glove ever since he was in the PeeWees, but the dad of all knowledge said nothing... more

Defending Reggie photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Defending Reggie

Litsa Dremousis

"Becca, you're in charge," Mom said, craning her neck around the driver's side burgundy vinyl headrest.... more

Azul photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Azul

Jim Ruland

The phone rings. You can a) get out of the hot tub, b) tell Graciela to get it, or 3) send Roberto. Answering the phone, however, would... more

His Point of Sadness Now Becoming Light photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

His Point of Sadness Now Becoming Light

Adam Robinson

There he was in the dugout crying. All the guys were on the field. They were slugging it out because... more

Man's Man photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Man's Man

Simon A. Smith

As soon as Joey Steinbach's foot sprung from second base and he made the turn, there was no unplugging it. He'd decided back on... more

The Eric Chavez Sonnets photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Eric Chavez Sonnets

Jesse Morse

September 9, 2007 Add incandescent dedication to six gold gloves and get a damaged biceps tendon, a bad back and a... more

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball

J. Ryan Stradal

It is not for nothing that baseball has existed since 1846 and now encompasses 30... more

Baseball Haiku(s)! photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Haiku(s)!

coach wont stop yelling "watch the signs from the bench coach!" but i hate bunting - Brad... more

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Robert Swartwood

I stop at a 7-Eleven for a pack of gum. I give the cashier a twenty. "You don't have any ones?" the... more

The Pastry Chef photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Pastry Chef

Nathan Leslie

So, my step-sister Alice. She divorces her husband of ten years. Bart. High school sweethearts. Sad, sad, sad. Claims he beat her.... more

The Importance of Reading Ernest photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Importance of Reading Ernest

Jimmy Chen

His caps lock button broke and he could only type in capital letters. He spent a notable portion of his money on... more

The Daughter's Name is Daughter photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Daughter's Name is Daughter

Benjamin Buchholz

1. so there's this girl, as there always is, except she's a movie star, which figures, since this is... more

Interview with Erin McGraw photo
March 1, 2009 | Interview

Interview with Erin McGraw

Bryan Furuness

Erin McGraw teaches writing at Ohio State, where she works with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins. She's the... more

Interview with Paul Maliszewski photo
February 1, 2009 | Interview

Interview with Paul Maliszewski

Sean Carman

Paul Maliszewski's Fakers: Hoaxers, Con Artists, Counterfeiters and Other Great Pretenders, was published... more

Hawkgirl in High School photo
February 1, 2009 | Fiction

Hawkgirl in High School

R.L. Futrell & P. Kevin Heath

1. Sweet Sixteen:   She is thinking of her father at the breakfast table, reading the paper. Can almost hear... more

Three Mississippi Fictions photo
February 1, 2009 | Fiction

Three Mississippi Fictions

Alan Rossi

1. Janie When I was sixteen, my dad's new wife and her daughter, Mary Ann, moved in, so I had to get out. I found... more

Choose One photo
February 1, 2009 | Fiction

Choose One

Blythe Winslow

At some point, the people in their thirties and forties decided to go one of two ways: dog fighting, or dog grooming. It was a simple... more