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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

The Hit King photo
April 30, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Hit King

Michael Nye

Junior is not getting out of his car. It’s January in Ohio, and he has just driven all night from Florida. This car—a... more

Pop Up photo
April 29, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Pop Up

Wyl Villacres

“But what if it isn’t broken? What if this is the way it’s supposed to be? Like, a new challenge that keeps things interesting. Something unexplainable that helps.”

The Game photo
April 28, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Game

KJ Roby

Every time our son comes to the plate, I hold my breath.

Relief photo
April 23, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Relief

Joe Aguilar

They are the junk-baller, the relic, the trickster, the reinvention, the resurrection. A synonym for “reliever” could be “healer.”

The First Rule is: Don't Speak photo
April 20, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The First Rule is: Don't Speak

Samara Pearlstein

Nobody could be quite certain where it started, but Mr. Met was the first anyone noticed.

Still, It Was Baseball photo
April 14, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Still, It Was Baseball

Chad Schuster

You could tell Heather was a catcher by looking at her thighs, but she brought an infielder's mitt to the game that day.

2 Fictions photo
March 30, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Kate Wyer

The birds lift their blue feet in a slow and deliberate seduction. 

Why Things Fall: Einstein photo
March 30, 2015 | Fiction

Why Things Fall: Einstein

Erin Stalcup

Gravity bends light. Gravitational attraction between masses results in a warping of space and time.

State Farm photo
March 28, 2015 | Commercial Fiction

State Farm

Dave Housley

Jake from State Farm hangs up the phone and hustles to the bathroom.

The Worst Gravity photo
March 25, 2015 | Fiction

The Worst Gravity

Ian Lee Lamb

Excerpt from the novel, Squish.

Toenail Love photo
March 24, 2015 | Fiction

Toenail Love

Connor Ferguson

The nails on my pinky toes are just nubbins, really — sort of shapeless blobs of keratin that grow in a little pit at the end of each toe.

Open Your Heart photo
March 19, 2015 | Fiction

Open Your Heart

Roya Khatiblou

The boy is sprawled across the woman’s bed . . . 

Press photo
March 17, 2015 | Fiction

Press

Marvin Shackelford

She wasn’t a real pretty girl, but it was Valentine’s and a Saturday night and we had booze.

No Sand at the Beach photo
March 16, 2015 | Fiction

No Sand at the Beach

Michael McGrath

There were reports of a vagrant living in a bathhouse.

Maybe We Should Get Tattoos and Other Possibilities for Happiness photo
March 13, 2015 | Fiction

Maybe We Should Get Tattoos and Other Possibilities for Happiness

N. Michelle AuBuchon

I don’t know if my husband and I are on the way to church or a hangover.

Fan Fiction About Bass Lines photo
March 12, 2015 | Fiction

Fan Fiction About Bass Lines

Pete Holby

The bass line to “If I Was Your Girlfriend” curled into a smaller ball and pulled the thin blanket in tighter.

A Freak in the Midwest photo
March 9, 2015 | Fiction

A Freak in the Midwest

Trevor Lanuzza

then I see her standing there in the corner of the place all by herself 

What To Do with the Pain In Your Chest photo
March 3, 2015 | Fiction

What To Do with the Pain In Your Chest

Courtney Sender

Excise it.  Use a cheese wire . . . 

Huff and Puff photo
February 27, 2015 | Fiction

Huff and Puff

Eshu Bandele

My man shocked me by pulling out dirty magazines with pictures of fat black women called Black Tail. He had had the mags concealed in an oversize manila envelope.

Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity photo
February 25, 2015 | Fiction

Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Derick Dupre

The Germans call it the downfall. The French call it sleep. The Polish just give you vague directions.

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!