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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 stabs the<a class="more" href="/web_features/almond-bark--2">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-orange-man">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/how-to-break-bottles">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/transmissions-from-space">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/slots-of-fun">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/it-39-s-going-to-be-okay-i-love-you">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/so-many-states-from-home">... more</a>

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.<a class="more" href="/web_features/he-maketh-fire-come-down">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/those-endlessly-falling-blocks-and-their-holy-patterns-and-prizes">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-shya-scanlon-part-1">... more</a>

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,<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-private-eye-39-s-investigation">... more</a>

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 Melissa and the<a class="more" href="/web_features/keeper">... more</a>

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 dusted off our<a class="more" href="/web_features/antoine-is-not-here">... more</a>

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 library.<a class="more" href="/web_features/like-that-thing-only-different-nbsp">... more</a>

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, but way<a class="more" href="/web_features/russians-from-the-book-of-freaks">... more</a>

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 of<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-grace-krilanovich">... more</a>

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,<a class="more" href="/web_features/suffolk-downs">... more</a>

Blue Fish Apocalypse #12 &amp; #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 the weight<a class="more" href="/web_features/blue-fish-apocalypse-12-amp-35">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/i-bet-i-can-find-a-million-people-who-hate-slab-cakes">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/movie">... more</a>

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 certainly<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-justin-taylor">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/do-you-know-jesus-christ">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/we-figure-the-leaves">... more</a>

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.  typing my own ransom memo for<a class="more" href="/web_features/arion-resigns">... more</a>

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 rampage through<a class="more" href="/web_features/giant-panda-monster">... more</a>

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 board of<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-whale-and-the-waterslide">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/who-is-to-save-us-from-western-civilization-nbsp-andrew-ervin-in-conversation-with-bayo-ojikutu">... more</a>

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 were<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-reimagining-of-five-calamitous-dutch-soccer-defeats">... more</a>

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<a class="more" href="/web_features/stop-thinking-you-own-the-forest">... more</a>

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 the<a class="more" href="/web_features/three-shorts--2">... more</a>