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Almond Bark photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

Almond Bark

Luke Hawley

“Whoever invented almond bark is a genius.” The microwave beeps and my sister grabs two oven mitts off the counter. She... more

The Orange Man photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Orange Man

Carlin Mackie

At the hospital where my father is dying I meet an orange man. His skin is the exact color of a Clementine. He breathes from a tank... more

How to Break Bottles photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

How to Break Bottles

Maria Romasco-Moore

To begin with, you must drink. Drink and drink and drink until your thirst is satisfied but of course your thirst is never... more

Transmissions from Space photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

Transmissions from Space

Dan Sanders

February the First, 2010 Hello my friends. As many of you have heard on the news, I have decided to pay the Russian... more

Slots-of-Fun photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

Slots-of-Fun

Leah Bailly

You pop your cherry on top of a cliff at sunset, with a rainbow shooting from the roof and a cream soda tingling in its can on the... more

It's Going to Be Okay, I Love You photo
November 1, 2010 | Fiction

It's Going to Be Okay, I Love You

Kristen Iskandrian

The first time I got in trouble for telling the truth it was a Monday when I was seven and my teacher asked us... more

So Many States from Home photo
November 1, 2010 | Fiction

So Many States from Home

Anne Valete

Bridget stands close to the speakers, too close, feels the bass of them pound through her chest, a drumbeat, a makeshift... more

He Maketh Fire Come Down photo
November 1, 2010 | Fiction

He Maketh Fire Come Down

Jared Yates Sexton

He was on the TV again. That pudgy-faced man strutting up and down the stage. Preaching about the downfall of the species.... more

Those Endlessly Falling Blocks and Their Holy Patterns and Prizes photo
November 1, 2010 | Fiction

Those Endlessly Falling Blocks and Their Holy Patterns and Prizes

Salvatore Pane

The Obituary of Alexey P. Alexey P. is startled to find his obituary in the... more

An Interview with Shya Scanlon (Part 1) photo
November 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Shya Scanlon (Part 1)

Matthew Simmons

Once upon a time, there was a journal called Monkeybicycle. There is, of course, still a journal... more

The Private Eye's Investigation photo
November 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Private Eye's Investigation

Sam Martone

The sky burned down last week. The ground is still covered in the charred remains of clouds and bird feathers,... more

Keeper photo
October 1, 2010 | Fiction

Keeper

Chuck Augello

  My sister found a baby goat in the bathroom at McDonald’s last night.  It was right after closing and it was just... more

Antoine is Not Here photo
October 1, 2010 | Fiction

Antoine is Not Here

Tom DeBeauchamp

  We'd survived the rope bridge, the dangling, the torn muscles in Miriam's shoulders. We'd survived and... more

Like That Thing Only Different  photo
October 1, 2010 | Fiction

Like That Thing Only Different 

Lucas Church

  This girl asks me to hold her baby while she goes to the bathroom. We met just this second at the... more

Russians (from The Book of Freaks) photo
October 1, 2010 | Fiction

Russians (from The Book of Freaks)

James Iredell

In Russia there are so many Russians! It’s like one of those neighborhoods where a bunch of Russians live,... more

An Interview with Grace Krilanovich photo
October 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Grace Krilanovich

Gabriel Blackwell

  One of the things that initially got me excited about The Orange Eats Creeps, before I had any notion... more

Suffolk Downs photo
September 1, 2010 | Fiction

Suffolk Downs

Kate Petersen

A man on the blue line inbound from Wonderland scratches a lottery ticket. He stands, holding it cupped in his palm like a compass,... more

Blue Fish Apocalypse #12 & #35 photo
September 1, 2010 | Fiction

Blue Fish Apocalypse #12 & #35

Nick Kocz

Outside, it’s raining fishes.  The clouds are as black as cauldrons and tree branches are collapsing from... more

I Bet I Can Find a Million People Who Hate Slab Cakes photo
September 1, 2010 | Fiction

I Bet I Can Find a Million People Who Hate Slab Cakes

Heather Clitheroe

The drought has been going on for so long that there's a separate number to call for grass... more

Movie photo
September 1, 2010 | Fiction

Movie

Curtis Smith

The men with the chainsaws scrambled in the trees. The boy sat across the street, his bike by his side. The earth shook with each dropped... more

An Interview with Justin Taylor photo
August 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Justin Taylor

Matthew Simmons

Is the world ending? Do you know something I don't? I'm not sure what I know that you don't, but... more

Do You Know Jesus Christ? photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

Do You Know Jesus Christ?

Lauren Becker

Jed needed beer. It was late and we had driven by three closed liquor stores. I had a sore throat. I said we should just go... more

We Figure the Leaves photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

We Figure the Leaves

Kristine Ong Muslim

We figure the leaves will find a way back into the house, where they take more than their share of furniture. The smell of ruin... more

Arion Resigns photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

Arion Resigns

Matt Mullins

Mutiny is the last I remember.  being pitched over.  only to awaken here.   drowning in an Aeron chair. ... more

Giant Panda Monster photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

Giant Panda Monster

Craig Renfroe

I am a fifty foot and two inch panda monster. It’s time for my sacrifice. If it’s not there, then it’s time to... more

The Whale and the Waterslide photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Whale and the Waterslide

Rachel Lyon

A waterslide in the middle of the ocean’s a big project. I mean, it’s a pretty enormous project. It was the... more

Who is to Save Us From Western Civilization?  Andrew Ervin in conversation with Bayo Ojikutu photo
July 1, 2010 | Interview

Who is to Save Us From Western Civilization?  Andrew Ervin in conversation with Bayo Ojikutu

Bayo Ojikutu

We have a protagonist who traipses about Budapest... more

A Reimagining of Five Calamitous Dutch Soccer Defeats photo
July 1, 2010 | Fiction

A Reimagining of Five Calamitous Dutch Soccer Defeats

Karl Taro Greenfeld

1. The Netherlands 0 – Argentina 16 July 18, 1978 World Cup Final The Dutch side... more

Stop Thinking You Own the Forest photo
July 1, 2010 | Fiction

Stop Thinking You Own the Forest

Matthew Salesses

We were in the middle of an epidemic of extrasensitive hearing. We walked around with our ears swollen and red, or... more

Three Shorts photo
July 1, 2010 | Fiction

Three Shorts

Travis Kurowski

Since Cape of Good Hope Terry was here with the AIDS people, but I was just visiting. I didn’t know I needed a break until... more