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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

The Stink of Horses: Excerpts from The Marina Golovina Controversy by the Ballet Book Series photo
June 27, 2014 | Fiction

The Stink of Horses: Excerpts from The Marina Golovina Controversy by the Ballet Book Series

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

“I don’t understand anything about the... more

Final Warning photo
June 24, 2014 | Fiction

Final Warning

Nora Bonner

Betty crossed her yard and our street and my yard holding a bundle of mail.

Three Stories photo
June 19, 2014 | Fiction

Three Stories

Mike Topp

The Light Bulb Man did not get the idea for the light bulb from those cartoons when someone gets an... more

The Panda Barn photo
June 17, 2014 | Fiction

The Panda Barn

Lyndsey Reese

It’s called The Panda Barn, where you can go and it’ll just be rows and rows of beds

This Is What That Means  photo
June 13, 2014 | Fiction

This Is What That Means 

Maggie Donohue

I snapped back into it at the bar. I’d been there the whole time, of course, but I hadn’t really... more

3 Fictions photo
June 11, 2014 | Fiction

3 Fictions

Erica Stern

The Day Shirley Temple Died I remembered I was a bad mother. I called up my son, a bellboy in a fancy Las Vegas hotel, I wanted to... more

Fracture photo
June 3, 2014 | Fiction

Fracture

Elise Matthews

 We believed something together, and when we believed it, it was true. Nothing else more true.

A Beautiful Woman of the World photo
May 28, 2014 | Fiction

A Beautiful Woman of the World

R. Dale Smith

I sat in my chair and stared at her. 

To the Man with the Synthesized Voice photo
May 22, 2014 | Fiction

To the Man with the Synthesized Voice

Rebecca Givens Rolland

It was obvious to me that you needed to talk, and I was there to listen and record.

Feral photo
May 15, 2014 | Fiction

Feral

Christopher Moyer

1. In the middle of our city are the woods, which are full of animals. Kara asks: “How much further, Marcus? Do you... more

Real Skater Music photo
May 12, 2014 | Fiction

Real Skater Music

Chris L. Terry

Ask for a skateboard for Christmas. Pick it part-by-part from the skateshop near Needle Park. After, go to the Combat Zone to... more

DAVID BOWIE BUILDS THE HOUSE ON LITTLE TONSHI MOUNTAIN -- annotated photo
May 9, 2014 | Fiction

DAVID BOWIE BUILDS THE HOUSE ON LITTLE TONSHI MOUNTAIN -- annotated

Simon Jacobs

Architecturally, it is almost an exact replica of the Indonesian-style villa he had... more

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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

 

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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