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6 Fictions photo
October 22, 2014 | Fiction

6 Fictions

Mel Bosworth & Ryan Ridge

Recovery After draining the toilet I put everything in the toilet. I drank a bottle of cough syrup and went outside. The cat spoke to... more

Transcript Sept. 14 photo
October 22, 2014 | Fiction

Transcript Sept. 14

Josh Mattson

Did you eat? Yes. There’s carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Oh, good. I’ll have some later. And... more

Nubbins photo
October 15, 2014 | Fiction

Nubbins

Charlie Griggs

Look at me. Look at all the neat things I can do. Can you do this? Follow me. Do like I'm doing. Put your stomach flat on the... more

Debt Collecting photo
October 14, 2014 | Fiction

Debt Collecting

Beau Golwitzer

Luis was walking home from work one evening when a man stepped in front of him, blocking his way on the sidewalk. The man was... more

The New Chief of Cyclops Island Makes Five Promises photo
October 9, 2014 | Fiction

The New Chief of Cyclops Island Makes Five Promises

Lindsay Merbaum

The afternoon we chose the new chief of Cyclops Island, we stood in a circle at the top of the... more

Intro photo
September 29, 2014 | Fiction

Intro

Glen Pourciau

Exposing your teeth is mandatory in these situations, and if you don’t show your teeth it is at least subconsciously noted, questions are being asked in the back of the other person’s mind. Where are this guy’s teeth? Is he ashamed of them?

Verdict photo
September 24, 2014 | Fiction

Verdict

Alison Mccabe

Wednesday morning, I grew a third eye, and no one had the basic human decency to look the other way. 

Ruth vs. the Klingon photo
September 17, 2014 | Fiction

Ruth vs. the Klingon

John Haggerty

Gene is fluent in Klingon, comfortable even with the tricky irregular conjugations of the stative verbs

Peanuts photo
September 15, 2014 | Fiction

Peanuts

Stephanie MacLean

The donkey got loose at about noon. 

Guardians photo
September 12, 2014 | Fiction

Guardians

Dave Housley

A fireball erupted and everything whooshed. The Space Cowboy flew through the air. The Alien Girl covered her lovely head, but not before... more

The Hat photo
September 10, 2014 | Fiction

The Hat

Sam Wilson

The weekend in Portland, Oregon, had been our first vacation without kids in almost five years, and I'd had this vision that my wife and I would feel unshackled and adventuresome again.

To Speak of the Woe that is in Marriage by Robert Lowell photo
September 8, 2014 | Fiction

To Speak of the Woe that is in Marriage by Robert Lowell

Suzanne Scanlon

Roxana and Robert are in therapy because they argue: about the baby, about the laundry, about therapy, and about therapy, too.

Quit-Rent photo
September 3, 2014 | Fiction

Quit-Rent

Nat Schmookler

The rent-paying, however, would be largely theoretical: his savings long since spent, he would be using the money she and her husband endlessly credited him without interest

Horrible Things Happen photo
August 21, 2014 | Fiction

Horrible Things Happen

Adam Lefton

Can you teach an eighteen-year-old trauma? 

Tulips photo
August 19, 2014 | Fiction

Tulips

Virginia Konchan

Imaginary Audience, who is messing with whose head? Can therapy make one worse than one was before going in?

A Valley of Towers photo
August 14, 2014 | Fiction

A Valley of Towers

Daniel Miller

The ancient woman flicked softly on the inside of his princess’ free arm before slipping the needle inside.

Ultra Light photo
August 12, 2014 | Fiction

Ultra Light

Sam Virzi

Pretty girls appeared from behind huge wooden poles below the boardwalk.

The Quandary of The Pointy Objects Annex photo
August 5, 2014 | Fiction

The Quandary of The Pointy Objects Annex

Zachary Tyler Vickers

It’s an uphill battle to transition to a lifestyle of blunt objects.  

He Knows photo
July 28, 2014 | Fiction

He Knows

Heath Wilcock

We all laugh, hard, and keep reaching for more laughter deep in our heavenly bodies because it distracts us from thinking the same thing: God is slipping.

Dating a Somnambulist photo
July 25, 2014 | Fiction

Dating a Somnambulist

Kate Folk

One night your boyfriend sleepwalks to the kitchen and brings a handful of M&Ms back to bed. You wake to bleary chocolate... more

Knead photo
July 23, 2014 | Fiction

Knead

John Matthew Fox

After Pete and his daughter Aya finished the course work to become certified masseuses, they entered the hotel meeting room for the final... more

Chinese Tea Party photo
July 18, 2014 | Fiction

Chinese Tea Party

Elissa Cahn

Spring was flipper-fitting season for young Olympic hopefuls like Jeannie. Although it was only March, Jeannie already had her... more

Leona Never Happened photo
July 16, 2014 | Fiction

Leona Never Happened

Julia Evans

Peter first met (well, you know. "Met.") Leona when he was five years old. It would be thirty years before he would... more

Antarctica photo
July 11, 2014 | Fiction

Antarctica

A. Werner

Antarctica wants you dead. The research scientists bundle you up in outside-resistant clothing and put you outside the insulated... more

Ten Fingered Ten Toed Two Eyed Blue Eyed Nobody photo
July 9, 2014 | Fiction

Ten Fingered Ten Toed Two Eyed Blue Eyed Nobody

Mika Taylor

She had different stories for different people. “Lost it in a hunting... more

Current Print Issue

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Hobart 15: HOTEL CULTURE

cover by David Kramer

w/ 27 hotel-related stories, poems, essays, and a comic!

& featuring a bonus chapbook w/ stories by SF/LD authors Elizabeth Ellen, Mary Miller& Dylan Niceand comics by Chelsea Martin

 

Latest SF/LD Book

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WOMEN

Chloe Caldwell

"You want this."
– Ashley Ford, Buzzfeed Books

“I’ll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes...  WOMEN is an urgent reminder that narrative is how we make sense of obsession.”
– Elisa Albert, author of The Book of Dahlia and the forthcoming novel After Birth