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Forensics and You photo
November 24, 2015 | Fiction

Forensics and You

Jennifer Pruiett-Selby

The program started with Take Your Kid to Work Day. We were pioneers in the field of crime scene investigation. Everything went... more

Out West photo
November 19, 2015 | Fiction

Out West

Jarod Rosello

Wasn’t this, after all, why she’d come out here in the first place? To find something special? 

I Still Think of You photo
November 18, 2015 | Fiction

I Still Think of You

Tatiana Ryckman

This is not beautiful because this is not beautiful.

Tiger Blood photo
November 17, 2015 | Fiction

Tiger Blood

Bud Smith

I meet a girl on OK Cupid and the first date goes well enough.

Relics photo
November 11, 2015 | Fiction


Jeff Snowbarger

Late one night I found him, my long-lost uncle, Duane.

I'm Not Joking photo
November 5, 2015 | Fiction

I'm Not Joking

Jeremy Whiston

Eventually she won't think of me unless she hears mention of my name, or sees my friends, or a boxy japanese sedan from the 80s, or, perhaps, a Paul Simon poster

Winners photo
October 22, 2015 | Fiction


Peter Tiernan

I was six, and we were on our way to get a new car.

What to Say and How to Say It photo
October 21, 2015 | Fiction

What to Say and How to Say It

Miles Klee

The apartment listing, spare and direct, stood apart from the exclamation points that forested her vision.

Shade photo
October 20, 2015 | Fiction


Katharine Coldiron

Obviously the place is unsafe . . . 

Digger Duane photo
October 19, 2015 | Fiction

Digger Duane

Dan Leach

I came by to talk. Figured it was time to fix a few things.

Swaingrove photo
October 14, 2015 | Fiction


Adam McOmber

Here, in the green glass light of the parlor, Swaingrove cultivates its memories.

Thirteen Halves of the Story photo
October 7, 2015 | Fiction

Thirteen Halves of the Story

Michelle Dove

E says the sky is fuller today and I say it isn’t. Meaning we aren’t significant so why would our surroundings be.

Don't Bother photo
October 5, 2015 | Fiction

Don't Bother

Erick Saenz

When it’s my turn to order coffee I look anywhere but her eyes and whisper “soy latte” like it’s a secret.... more

Thighs of Nymphs photo
October 1, 2015 | Fiction

Thighs of Nymphs

Vi Khi Nao

Magnolia, Ambrosio, Valance stand still as three pillars. Amongst the ruins of the Roman Empire.

Human Resources photo
September 30, 2015 | Fiction

Human Resources

Peter Kispert

So here’s Anthony, twelve years later. He’s got this white pin on his right breast that reads MY INTERESTS ARE: ANIMALS & POSITIVITY.

You Told Me I Looked Good photo
September 28, 2015 | Fiction

You Told Me I Looked Good

Meredith Turits

You slept for a few hours after that, but I stayed awake, mostly wondering why you hadn’t yet scraped the popcorn texture off of the ceiling in your house. 

Virtual Element photo
September 25, 2015 | Fiction

Virtual Element

John Charles Wolf

The bodies under there, in the corridor, were at an ends; by the time each person entered the airport, their desires were all set about the rooms like a seasoned, wet palette.

Notes on Tomorrow's Issue photo
September 23, 2015 | Fiction

Notes on Tomorrow's Issue

Cady Vishniac

QUERY 5: About half the time, your APOSTROPHES and your QUOTATION MARKS don’t curl around the way they should— “ or ” , not " , and ‘ or ’ , not ' —which is how I know you are writing half of all your articles on your cellphone.

Traphouse photo
September 22, 2015 | Fiction


Mike Crossley

Destiny's Child third album track # 1 she plays as if I don't already know what’s up. She just wants me to remind her she's a queen so I play Coming to America, and we're okay for a few more years.

Die Ag No Sis photo
September 21, 2015 | Fiction

Die Ag No Sis

Nicholas Olson

To fall asleep in this room that is like forgetting your face.

A Man Got Shot in Ohio photo
September 18, 2015 | Fiction

A Man Got Shot in Ohio

Saugat Bhattarai

Later at night she looked by the fires of Ohio at the burn on her palm 

Math photo
September 17, 2015 | Fiction


Paul Stinson

He wore these fuck-you neckties (one looked like a whole trout hanging down his chest) and bad jeans dyed mint green, lemon yellow, cake frosting blue.

Something That I Don't Remember photo
September 16, 2015 | Fiction

Something That I Don't Remember

Chris Barton

I started to focus on feeling very satisfied with the pistachios then on a sort of discordant, non sequitur—the ironic memory of the gentle, almost weightless, excitement of holding an unopened Hershey bar. 

Six Days in Glorious Vienna photo
September 15, 2015 | Translation, Fiction

Six Days in Glorious Vienna

Yoko Ogawa

Fourteen tourists had signed up for “Six Days in Glorious Vienna: Open Plan,” and since Kotoko and I were the only singles in the group, it was inevitable that we ended up rooming together at the hotel.

Atoms photo
September 14, 2015 | Fiction


Michelle Ross

A boy in your science class starts sitting behind you on the school bus. He whispers into your hair that he’s known about atoms for as long as he can remember.

Recent Books


Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

Featuring poems that engage songs by artists ranging from The White Stripes to Bruce Sprinsteen, David Bowie to Otis Redding; lists of albums; daily timestamps as poems; remixes and everything in between; Flashes of Light evokes not just the way we listen to music, but all the ways we interact with the music in our life.



Over For Rockwell

Uzodinma Okehi

They say it takes an average person about 10 years to master a given thing. This was my thinking in 1995 when I dropped out of college in Iowa City to draw comics.



Baseball Handbook


We’ve had the idea and wanted to do some kind of “best of our online baseball issues” for years, and here is one iteration of that book. We’ve been doing it for so long (this year is our 13th!), we have too many favorites, so we made some arbitrary rules...