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Rico's Journey Through Hell photo
October 31, 2012 | Hobart 7, Fiction

Rico's Journey Through Hell

Stefan Kiesbye

In the fall of Helga Vierksen’s death, I was seven years old.

Reggie Miller photo
October 30, 2012 | Fiction

Reggie Miller

Salvatore Pane

You’re listening to an audiobook about the history of the Mercury space program when the car accident happens. It’s so fast you barely<a class="more" href="/web_features/reggie-miller">... more</a>

Evidence photo
October 29, 2012 | Nonfiction


David LeGault

1) Technically, everything remains but the stereo, circa 1998, a sound system so old it couldn't play CD's for more than an hour without overheating into unbearable skips...

Viagra photo
October 28, 2012 | Commercial Fiction


Dave Housley

The real cowboy wears a fishing cap and one of those vests you associate with photographers, only his isn't stuffed with film or lenses or<a class="more" href="/web_features/viagra">... more</a>

October 26, 2012 | Interview


Matthew Simmons

Of course, I think that Mark Twain is true.   I think that Samuel Clemens is the lie.  Only a dishonest person wants you to know that a story they are telling "really happened."

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) photo
October 26, 2012 | movie reviews

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)


Perks of Being a Wallflower is the very beautiful, slightly tragic, endearing story of diffident, introverted<a class="more" href="/web_features/perks-of-being-a-wallflower-2012">... more</a>

Kathy Acker and the Cuttlefish photo
October 25, 2012 | Poetry

Kathy Acker and the Cuttlefish

Emma Sovich

Kathy Acker was sick of shaving her legs.  Every time she shaved them she cut herself.  It didn’t matter if the blade<a class="more" href="/web_features/kathy-acker-and-the-cuttlefish">... more</a>

You Were a Horse Yesterday photo
October 25, 2012 | Fiction

You Were a Horse Yesterday

Molly Laich

You were a horse yesterday; what happened? I rode you places under the hot sun. You fought off flies with your tail and<a class="more" href="/web_features/you-were-a-horse-yesterday">... more</a>

Lies photo
October 24, 2012 | Fiction


Ben Tanzer

Can I speak to you for a moment?

It’s your son’s teacher and so this can’t be good.  Now not good, doesn’t have to mean bad, but it means<a class="more" href="/web_features/lies">... more</a>

Single White Robot photo
October 23, 2012 | Fiction

Single White Robot

Christopher Linforth

Hello, Sarah, your skin’s perspiring. Nervous? Your heart rate just jumped to 153 beats per minute and your eyes dilated by two<a class="more" href="/web_features/single-white-robot">... more</a>

The Art of Fiction Thrift Stores photo
October 22, 2012 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Thrift Stores

Mark Jude Poirier

Thrift stores are full of possibility and sadness, which makes them perfect settings for fiction, in my opinion.

Direct TV photo
October 21, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Direct TV

Dave Housley

Here is what I know. They wear tights. Their wings are thin flapping things that look more like dragonflies than butterflies. They never<a class="more" href="/web_features/direct-tv">... more</a>

No Bull Bourbon: Jim Beam photo
October 19, 2012 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

No Bull Bourbon: Jim Beam

Christopher Newgent

I still remember how he'd pour, like a ritual, like he still does to this day when he mixes himself a Beam & Pepsi at the end of the day.

Sinister (2012) photo
October 19, 2012 | movie reviews

Sinister (2012)


I literally can’t even warn you about what it feels like to see Sinister, other than that it makes you feel like you’re watching a<a class="more" href="/web_features/sinister-2012">... more</a>

with dogs in my heart photo
October 18, 2012 | Poetry

with dogs in my heart

Peter Berghoef

I am talking about the one with the monkey paw clutched against her breast. I have no illusions about the others. We can make this work.

Three Poems photo
October 18, 2012 | Poetry

Three Poems

Joshua Helms


Our legs are stilts. Beyond our ankles
are the blunt ends of crutches. Our feet
are missing. But our hands are<a class="more" href="/web_features/three-poems--3">... more</a>

Honest Abe &amp; Emily Dickinson Goes for a Drive photo
October 17, 2012 | Fiction

Honest Abe & Emily Dickinson Goes for a Drive

Penny Anderson

Here’s a story. One night in the tedious plains of Colorado, Abraham Lincoln drove his Model T into an embankment...

White Scars photo
October 17, 2012 | Fiction

White Scars

Meghan Lamb

He had a broad scar that ran over the back of his kneecap. The skin was all shiny and soft, like white bread packaged in Saran Wrap.

None of Your Business photo
October 16, 2012 | Fiction

None of Your Business

Wyatt Bonikowski

The gas station guy said, You folks all right?

The Other Bunny photo
October 15, 2012 | Comics, Nonfiction

The Other Bunny

Chantel Tattoli & Mai Ly Degnan

a short comic 

An Advanced Amateur Reviews Pabst Blue Ribbon - A Beer Fit for Human Beings photo
October 12, 2012 | Food & Drink

An Advanced Amateur Reviews Pabst Blue Ribbon - A Beer Fit for Human Beings

Mike Bezemek

A massive plaster moon rotates above the rooftop bar, casting a milky<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-advanced-amateur-reviews-nbsp-pabst-blue-ribbon-a-beer-fit-for-human-beings">... more</a>

The Campaign (2012) photo
October 12, 2012 | movie reviews

The Campaign (2012)


This was the movie that I had been most excited for this summer. I’m most likely Zach Galifianakis’ biggest fan, and I’m not that<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-campaign-2012">... more</a>

In the absence of wings photo
October 11, 2012 | Poetry

In the absence of wings

Helen Vitoria

One girl watches the boys make a bomb of birds

Endurance Test photo
October 11, 2012 | Poetry

Endurance Test

Kristine Ong Muslim

a split bowl of suns dissolving a table

The Closing photo
October 10, 2012 | Fiction

The Closing

T.D. Johnston

An excited murmur came to life when the audience was informed of the PhD in Biogenetics, the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and then the sweet icing: the minor in English.

The Fan Explodes Before We Go to Chicago photo
October 9, 2012 | Fiction

The Fan Explodes Before We Go to Chicago

Lex Sonne

Before she left for Avignon, before we left for Chicago, she said, “I miss my nephew. I miss Joshua, and I<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-fan-explodes-before-we-go-to-chicago">... more</a>

Non-Reader Spotlight: Mary Hamilton photo
October 8, 2012 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Mary Hamilton

Jac Jemc

For this edition of the Non-Reader Spotlight, I’m thrilled to be talking about reading and not reading with Mary Hamilton.

Wrangler photo
October 7, 2012 | Commercial Fiction


Dave Housley

“I thought you were going to play football,” she says.

“Yeah,” I say.

“You’re wearing jeans.”


She is folding<a class="more" href="/web_features/wrangler">... more</a>

Twitter People: Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos), The Archivist photo
October 5, 2012 | Interview

Twitter People: Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos), The Archivist

Matthew Simmons (@ matthewjsimmons)

Spend enough time on Twitter and you will eventually discover there is within it an<a class="more" href="/web_features/twitter-people-katie-notopoulos-katienotopoulos-the-archivist">... more</a>

Seven Pieces from "Future Project" photo
October 4, 2012 | Fiction

Seven Pieces from "Future Project"

James Grinwis



There was a pile of sticks on the edge of the world. In it, numerous things of<a class="more" href="/web_features/seven-pieces-from-quot-future-project-quot">... more</a>