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4th of July: You're Not Gonna Take My Other Thumb photo
July 4, 2015 | Fiction

4th of July: You're Not Gonna Take My Other Thumb

Blake Kimzey

As dusk approached I lit an M80, tossed it across the lawn like John McClain on a mission to reverse engineer Nakatomi Tower. 

The Child Bride and Her Artificial Flowers photo
July 2, 2015 | Fiction

The Child Bride and Her Artificial Flowers

Carabella Sands

His family was there. My family was there. My bouquet was made of flies. 

2 Fictions photo
June 26, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Uzodinma Okehi

Nothing Works: 1 -New York City 2005 I should be through thinking about it. Ok, but I remember just going batshit, breaking... more

Milk photo
June 25, 2015 | Fiction

Milk

Glenn Shaheen

I keep finding medium length blond hairs on old shirts I haven’t worn in two or three years. My hair is short and black, and my lover’s hair is long and brown. 

2 Fictions photo
June 23, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Ryan Bender-Murphy

After the Bombing Santa did not know how to react to the sight; he only stared. At the granite block, there were three rows filled... more

How to Get Fired from a Coffee Shop photo
June 22, 2015 | Fiction

How to Get Fired from a Coffee Shop

Kenta Maniwa

Focus too much time on watching Amanda make cappuccinos.

3 Fictions photo
June 22, 2015 | Fiction

3 Fictions

Siel Ju

In times of great dissatisfaction, you will occasionally find yourself dating two men.

Quality Time photo
June 21, 2015 | Fiction

Quality Time

Ed Meek

I was afraid the security guards would stop us, but they just shrugged when I took the plane out and put it on the field.  One of them even said something nice like, “Whoa, that is a cool.”  I taxied it from the end zone; it took off and buzzed up into the sky. 

Interrogations photo
June 21, 2015 | Fiction

Interrogations

Gretchen Schrafft

We’d do it with whatever was laying around: a jump rope, an extension cord, stray fistfuls of fishing line. Down in the basement, while the babysitter watched Spanish-language television in the living room, we pulled these things taut, secured wrists, ankles, and torsos to my father’s old recliner. Toby was a boy scout, so his knots were better than mine, but I was by far the more skillful interrogator.

Zero And photo
June 19, 2015 | Fiction

Zero And

Rob Roensch

And when you play pickup and three-on-three and one-on-one no one keeps track of wins and losses, except for me, so no one else knows that I have never won a basketball game of any kind. Since I started keeping track, when I was sixteen, I am zero and six-hundred forty four.

Migration photo
June 17, 2015 | Fiction

Migration

Narting Tadoo

I upended the bottle of Seagram’s gin I always carried with me to poetry readings and cut off my penis with Kemal’s X-ACTO knife.

 
Querida photo
June 15, 2015 | Fiction

Querida

Erick Saenz

I first called her “querida” via text, years after we both escaped that desperate city. She sent a smiley face in response. I smiled along.

Tom Hanks photo
June 11, 2015 | Fiction

Tom Hanks

Paul Vega

To hack through the tail of a porpoise and free him from your gillnet, you’ve really got to have a strong steady hand. You've really got to try and find your faith. 

Lists photo
June 10, 2015 | Fiction

Lists

Oliver Zarandi

  1. Mental aberrations include: feeling ‘ants’ beneath the skin.
Night Swim photo
June 8, 2015 | Fiction

Night Swim

Dan Reiter

Memories are like Asian pears. Store them cold and they will keep. She climbed shivering out of the river. The Taigan smeared its... more

Strawberries photo
June 5, 2015 | Fiction

Strawberries

Mary Helen Specht

Angélica, who is always setting me up with the entirely wrong type of man, invited the raw foodist to lunch. In the crowded restaurant, he sat rigidly upright, munching on sesame seeds, waiting Zen-like for us to decide on a dish.

My Father Bottles Howls photo
June 3, 2015 | Fiction

My Father Bottles Howls

Drew Knapp

On the nights my father brings home a new howl my mother prepares a feast and adorns a whalebone corset like a rib carved from the moon. On these nights I love my family because we are together and in this way I have come to worship the wolf.

The Disrupted Tour by the Veterans Tower photo
May 26, 2015 | Fiction

The Disrupted Tour by the Veterans Tower

Matthew Pitt

Faced with the swirling chaos of three days ago, I must hold fast to certain truths. 

Bear Country photo
May 18, 2015 | Fiction

Bear Country

Christian TeBordo

I realized that my son’s vocabulary, though impressive, would not help much with anything he was likely to encounter in everyday life, now or in the future.

Paradise Lost photo
May 14, 2015 | Fiction

Paradise Lost

Samuel Ligon

Is there anything more adorable than a drunk toddler? I don’t mean a slurring, stumbling, falling down, cursing toddler, though we often enough found ourselves in that state, but an evenly buzzed toddler, whose mother can offset whiskey intake with soothing butter, maintaining her toddler’s perfect, moderate drunkenness.

As Easter Approaches photo
May 13, 2015 | Fiction

As Easter Approaches

Louise De Vilmorin; translated by Madeleine Maillet

Another family story. I can’t get away from it. As Easter approaches, I find myself thinking about one of my aunts who,... more

Distrito Federal photo
May 11, 2015 | Fiction

Distrito Federal

Nora Lange

If Conlon wasn’t busy composing music for the player piano, he spent his time mulling over cryptic scenarios that provoked his interest; for instance, how a boat made out of paper illustrated to resemble wood looks like a boat made out of wood.

The Performers photo
May 8, 2015 | Fiction

The Performers

Agri Ismaïl

She glances into a pocket mirror. She is WIFE now. She doesn’t need to go through her lines, she’s been doing this for years.

After We Lose Her photo
May 6, 2015 | Fiction

After We Lose Her

Reem Abu-Baker

Michele Lee woos my husband through the screen and also through the decades.

Persil photo
May 2, 2015 | Commercial Fiction

Persil

Dave Housley

The Professional felt the rush of consciousness, the quick awakening that could only mean another person with questions. Another intransigent... more

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Hobart 15: HOTEL CULTURE

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