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The Baggage of Our Nouns and Adjectives   an interview with: Stacey Levine photo
December 1, 2011 | Interview

The Baggage of Our Nouns and Adjectives   an interview with: Stacey Levine

Matthew Simmons

What follows is a conversation with Stacey Levine. I have wanted to... more

(reciting--not dancing) an interview with Doug Nufer photo
December 1, 2011 | Interview

(reciting--not dancing) an interview with Doug Nufer

Tom Beauchamp

Doug Nufer is one of the foremost constraint-based writers in the United States. You could even... more

Amir photo
December 1, 2011 | Fiction

Amir

Brandon Hobson

My boss’s dealer was an Israeli guy named Amir who lived in Highland Park with his girlfriend and drove a Porsche. I met him one... more

One-Act Plays About Blonde-Haired Ponies photo
December 1, 2011 | Fiction

One-Act Plays About Blonde-Haired Ponies

Rachel Yoder

I’ll be the blonde-haired pony and you be the three-toed sloth on LSD. You be “altered.”... more

Her Knuckles Little Eggs photo
December 1, 2011 | Fiction

Her Knuckles Little Eggs

Molly Prentiss

The chemistry started in biology class. It was first period, and Roo had just gotten her first period. She could smell... more

Shoaling photo
December 1, 2011 | Fiction

Shoaling

Gary L. McDowell

My father, when he tried to quit smoking, used to suck on aquarium stones he sterilized at work. He claimed they worked better than candy... more

Hobart Picks the 2011 Season photo
November 1, 2011 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Hobart Picks the 2011 Season

In April, we ran our first ever "Hobart expert picks" for the 2011 baseball season. With the season just now... more

We All Participate In Our Own Self-Manifested Stories:  An Interview with David Meiklejohn, Director of My Heart is an Idiot photo
November 1, 2011 | Interview

We All Participate In Our Own Self-Manifested Stories:  An Interview with David Meiklejohn, Director of My Heart is an Idiot

Matthew Simmons

  Its been... more

Tubman photo
November 1, 2011 | Fiction

Tubman

James Flaherty

  Presume a bathroom and a row of yellow and hotly round fluorescents above the mirror. Presume a young woman with her hip to the... more

The Second Person photo
November 1, 2011 | Fiction

The Second Person

Ted McLoof

You are a good-looking man. You know this because people tell you all the time, sometimes out of nowhere. You assume that people... more

Easter at Uncle Nikolai's photo
November 1, 2011 | Fiction

Easter at Uncle Nikolai's

Matthew Purdy

  After the divorce, my uncle Nicolai became an amateur taxidermist. His first attempts were on roadkill, then... more

Darwin and the Heart Lobotomy photo
November 1, 2011 | Fiction

Darwin and the Heart Lobotomy

Carmela Starace

This is the story about how I lost my husband.     Jamie had been in the hospital getting blood... more

A Good and Hopeful Man Leading His People Forward photo
November 1, 2011 | Fiction

A Good and Hopeful Man Leading His People Forward

Alan Stewart Carl

The Mayor, after several days of grieving, emerged from his hacienda at the hour that was once called lunch. He passed his guards, then slowly—laboriously—carried his voluminous frame through the streets, stopping at the square's one remaining café and ordering a well-cooked steak. The sun glared down from the cloudless sky and illuminated the Mayor, capturing him in full as he spread himself across a stool and held his knife and fork in a rehearsed display of indefatigable hope. There was still meat, he wanted the people to see. There was still a mayor. There was still a town, present and alive in that square.

A Giant Swarming Storm of Possibility   Interview with Kevin Murphy of Dark Sky Press photo
October 1, 2011 | Interview

A Giant Swarming Storm of Possibility   Interview with Kevin Murphy of Dark Sky Press

M Thompson

Dark Sky is a fine new publisher whose books are strange... more

Cities are Beautiful Creatures   10 Questions for Alex Shakar photo
October 1, 2011 | Interview

Cities are Beautiful Creatures   10 Questions for Alex Shakar

Lindsey Drager

The epigraph to Alex Shakar’s Luminarium could be a request or a... more

Aristocrats photo
October 1, 2011 | Fiction

Aristocrats

Rebecca Leece

I arrive at the party and there are about four people there—wait, there are ten more in the back room. Now there are six more at... more

A Wild Pack of Family Dogs photo
October 1, 2011 | Fiction

A Wild Pack of Family Dogs

Amity R. Bitzel

It is Sunday when the dogs come. The church bells ring and ring and my mother says to my sister like she does every week... more

Guinea Pig photo
October 1, 2011 | Fiction

Guinea Pig

Julie Brown

I know a lot about the way a body grows in bed. I know a lot about sleep, which takes place inside the bed. I know about the dreams that... more

At the Benjamin Franklin photo
October 1, 2011 | Fiction

At the Benjamin Franklin

Gene Kwak

People think we’re in love, like goo-goo eyes and fingering, because we’re always together, Katie Jean and I.... more

Magnolia's Tattoo photo
October 1, 2011 | Fiction

Magnolia's Tattoo

Kitty Liang

The women were exceedingly beautiful that night. It did not move me to see them, even with their hair tossed back and asses... more

Excerpt from The Big Book of Forgotten Lunatics, Vol. 1 photo
September 1, 2011 | from the vault

Excerpt from The Big Book of Forgotten Lunatics, Vol. 1

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of a story collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth(Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), and a novel, The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011). He lives and teaches in Sewanee, TN.Kevin Wilson is the author of a story collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth(Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), and a novel, The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011). He lives and teaches in Sewanee, TN.

After Earthquakes photo
September 1, 2011 | Fiction

After Earthquakes

Ramon Isao

  At one a.m. a man loads mannequin parts into the trunk of an orange hatchback. “I signed up for a thing... more

What Daddy & For The Bears photo
September 1, 2011 | Fiction

What Daddy & For The Bears

Megan Martin

  What Daddy Our departure is very alarming to me, still. I still feel caution tape around my heart. But... more

The Cage Beneath The Stairs photo
September 1, 2011 | Fiction

The Cage Beneath The Stairs

Robert Hinderliter

  [The following text and pictures are taken from the personal website of my brother, Austin Hinderliter. It... more

Excerpt From The Big Book of Forgotten Lunatics, Volume 1 photo
September 1, 2011 | Fiction

Excerpt From The Big Book of Forgotten Lunatics, Volume 1

Kevin Wilson

  The Vanishing Ball Player Moses Cage (1960 - ?) My hands, nets. My... more

My True Companion photo
August 1, 2011 | Fiction

My True Companion

Donna D. Vitucci

All Paige heard was her watch ticking. She peeled away the cement smell and damp that grew in the old basement where Buddy... more

Water People photo
August 1, 2011 | Fiction

Water People

Casey Hannan

I can be naked and drunk on the sailboat and only the cat will ever know. She's under a deck chair, pressing her eyes like... more

The Door photo
August 1, 2011 | Fiction

The Door

Nick Scorza

Her husband allows her all things but one — she cannot open the door in the tower. He is a private man — coyly old... more

Slips photo
August 1, 2011 | Fiction

Slips

Justyn Harkin

 

 

The Plumber Who Found Treasure photo
July 1, 2011 | Fiction

The Plumber Who Found Treasure

Dustin M. Hoffman

The holes in Dean's shoes let in the rain that streamed in rivers down the sleek asphalt of Ruby Lane. His feet... more