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Five Poems photo
February 23, 2018 | Poetry

Five Poems

David Schaefer

This is the most difficult sermon, / The one where the disciples / Burn the hamburger buns and / Christ nearly misses his train.

Four Poems photo
February 22, 2018 |

Four Poems

Vandana Khanna

I grow our loneliness in my mouth, feed you— / sweet and bleak— under a halo of buzzing stars.

Bruh photo
February 22, 2018 | Fiction

Bruh

Hector Luis Alamo

It was late July, those days in Chicago when summer is past its prime and everybody's waiting around for a bit of fun.

Three Is A Rational Number photo
February 21, 2018 | Fiction

Three Is A Rational Number

Michele Finn Johnson

It’s official—I’m rocking a solid C minus in algebra. Lola is pulling straight A’s, and Mom looks mystified as she posts Lola’s successes on the front of our fridge.

Five Poems photo
February 21, 2018 | Poetry

Five Poems

Elizabeth Schmuhl

The snow is beautiful and I want to die. Who could / refuse this softness?

Stephen Malkmus photo
February 20, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Stephen Malkmus

John Thornburg

Stephen Malkmus Stephen Malkmus February 13th, 2001 Matador Records 12 songs, 42 Minutes   I ripped this CD onto my<a class="more" href="/web_features/stephen-malkmus">... more</a>

so fast in silence photo
February 20, 2018 | Fiction

so fast in silence

Timston Johnston

They had taken all the milking cows but left us the wheat fields that fed them. Only Boy handles our cow creamer with two hands,<a class="more" href="/web_features/so-fast-in-silence">... more</a>

Voiceless photo
February 19, 2018 | Fiction

Voiceless

Emily Smith

The photo I'm about to share is a sandwich, on a big brioche bun, cheese dripping out the sides, and juicy roast beef, beet red and<a class="more" href="/web_features/voiceless">... more</a>

Two Poems photo
February 19, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Ananda Lima

We were little and we wore white we squinted at all that light we were hungry we were given pink candied popcorn

Angels photo
February 16, 2018 | Fiction

Angels

Shane Page

Weird day at work. Serving at Maria’s, couple walked up to me, looked like they’d been crying, gave me one hundred dollars. Five twenties. 

Two Poems photo
February 16, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Cameron Quan Louie

Than the plastic donation kiosks in a mall / shaped like a funnel. You walk up and roll / your change and watch all of it spiral down

Damage photo
February 15, 2018 | Fiction

Damage

Jeff Newman

My son is obsessed with points.

GOODNIGHT, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN by Anna Noyes photo
February 14, 2018 | Interview

GOODNIGHT, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN by Anna Noyes

Michael Deagler

An interview with Anna Noyes

Fold the Dough Like It’s a Letter photo
February 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

Fold the Dough Like It’s a Letter

Emma Terhaar

Do you ever make pieces of origami, folding a sheet of paper over and over intentionally? Do you feel silly? Do you question each fold, or trust that the folds will add up to the frog or the bird you were promised?

Alptraum photo
February 13, 2018 | Fiction

Alptraum

Luke Whisnant

We were clowns playing death metal. That was our gimmick: whiteface makeup, red rubber ball noses, rainbow-colored wigs. We called<a class="more" href="/web_features/alptraum">... more</a>

For The People In The Back photo
February 12, 2018 | Fiction

For The People In The Back

James Figy

Due to a clerical error, 265 students registered for my English 101 course. 

Two Poems photo
February 9, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lauren Westerfield

I am all the way turned on; turned up. Nerve-hiss-skin. There is a story here, and I am running interference.

From, "COMPANY" photo
February 8, 2018 | Poetry

From, "COMPANY"

Emily Hunt

It isn't natural / for a thin stem with fruits / to sprout up – / they're heavy, / they're supposed to just hang.

Mouth Open Wide photo
February 8, 2018 | Fiction

Mouth Open Wide

Denise Tolan

First, he ARRIVED – like the swans at Capistrano, or aliens in the desert, or, more likely, a flaming dessert. “Who is that?” my<a class="more" href="/web_features/mouth-open-wide">... more</a>

An Open Letter to the Guy Who Asked Me for Directions photo
February 7, 2018 | Fiction

An Open Letter to the Guy Who Asked Me for Directions

Stephanie Grossman

You don't know it yet, but I gave you bad directions, and now I can't find you. For this, I am truly, truly sorry.

Three Poems photo
February 6, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Mariel Fechik

I dream myself into a field that is lime green. There is a branch in my lungs, and I can’t love like I used to. This is a ghost story.

Dear Liza, In What Shall We Carry The Stone? photo
February 6, 2018 | Fiction

Dear Liza, In What Shall We Carry The Stone?

Tyler Barton

We’re all going to be late, for everything, and the people we keep waiting will add this to their mental list of evidence that we are not careful or observant or accountable.

I Believe (In None of This) photo
February 5, 2018 | Hobart Photo Stories

I Believe (In None of This)

Al Palmer

  Welcome to Hobart Photo Stories, a one stop shop for photos that will excite the brain, the eye and the<a class="more" href="/web_features/i-believe-in-none-of-this">... more</a>

The Mysterious Ecstasy of Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for Super Nintendo photo
February 5, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Mysterious Ecstasy of Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for Super Nintendo

Sean Gill

They may even remember that while the game licensed team names, logos, and stadiums, and specifically licensed Ken Griffey Jr.'s name, statistics, and likeness—they did not license the names of Major League Baseball's other 699 players.

Two Stories photo
February 2, 2018 | Fiction

Two Stories

Sean Ennis

After thirty days in rehab, you are “coined out.”

The Haircut photo
February 1, 2018 | Comics

The Haircut

Alizabeth Worley

Michael has awesome hair. Here is Michael, my husband, from many many years ago. See how great his hair is? Admittedly, he has<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-haircut">... more</a>

2 Stories photo
February 1, 2018 | Fiction

2 Stories

Darla Mottram

Dress Code I’ve got this friend who’s passionate about dress codes. Her name is Sharon. Most of the jobs I’ve had, when it’s come<a class="more" href="/web_features/2-stories--3">... more</a>