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Grand Army of the Republic Highway photo
November 19, 2014 | Fiction

Grand Army of the Republic Highway

Jacob White

I am driving through the hill country when I spot up ahead, in the dip between two hills, this young buck with his thumb out, sleeveless, flaunting the white underside of a supple tanned bicep

Him or His Brother photo
November 18, 2014 | Fiction

Him or His Brother

Anna Lea Jancewicz

I was wearing white lipstick when I pressed a kiss onto the dirty window in the back corner of his mother’s garage, pasting... more

Food Memories photo
November 13, 2014 | Fiction

Food Memories

Sara McGrath

The girl you spent a whole summer watching Beverly Hills 90210 and eating McDonald’s lunches with ran up behind you, taking hold of your backpack.

Somewhere Between Now and the Zucchini photo
November 13, 2014 | Fiction

Somewhere Between Now and the Zucchini

Warren Buchanan

I ran into myself at the grocery store the other day. The store had just run out of Cookie Crisp cereal. The... more

Leftovers photo
November 11, 2014 | Fiction

Leftovers

Lauren Vevers

I start working in the bakery because I think of it as romantic. I count each sugared donut while composing hypothetical letters to past... more

Animals photo
November 11, 2014 | Fiction

Animals

Joe Lucido

Another dry day, so I build my wall—cinderblocks delivered to my driveway— and another house for sale sign comes down and the... more

Cowboys Don't Eat Their Horses photo
November 6, 2014 | Fiction

Cowboys Don't Eat Their Horses

Steven W. McCarty

Before I was fired from Pinnacle Heating & Air, my boss had me drive to Limon to pick up the most expensive... more

Hold On photo
November 4, 2014 | Fiction

Hold On

Steve Karas

Ethan’s virtual shrink said this would be good for him. It’s his first time in a human touch center, even though they’ve... more

Plotlines from TV’s The Sopranos Re-Interpreted by Lydia Davis photo
November 3, 2014 | TV, Fiction

Plotlines from TV’s The Sopranos Re-Interpreted by Lydia Davis

Christian Hayden

The Mortadella Sometimes when my husband and I argue he eats... more

Ghost photo
October 31, 2014 | Fiction

Ghost

Kevin Maloney

Two days before Halloween I caught my wife having sex with my best friend Dave in a position we’d never tried in seven years of... more

Nelson from The Simpsons photo
October 30, 2014 | Fiction

Nelson from The Simpsons

Roshan Abraham

Nelson stands on the corner of two major intersections in Springfield. He stands inert, periodically blinking as if waiting... more

Vincent Peppers At The Podium photo
October 27, 2014 | Fiction

Vincent Peppers At The Podium

Shane Jones

Good morning. Vincent Peppers here and I just thought this day is a grave. Terrible words to have running... more

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

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

A linked story collection detailing the relationship between the 40-year-old narrator, her eighth-grade daughter, Eli, and her daughter’s best friend, Saul. Includes the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture."

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

The original 2012 essay collection, redesigned and with three new essays by the author.

 

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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
—The Los Angeles Review

"I’m more stunned than able to decide or articulate what I really feel about Person/a, and that’s marvelous."
—The Lit Pub