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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.

Russian Fathers and Russian Sons photo
February 23, 2015 | Fiction

Russian Fathers and Russian Sons

Hugh Smith

It’s also the story of a horse, which is a word but also a kind of animal.

The Lot photo
February 20, 2015 | Fiction

The Lot

Stephany Aulenback

It was tiny, the prefab. A neat little one-room bungalow with a kitchenette along one wall and a tiny separate bathroom and the saleswoman told Greg that, in a pinch, he could move in as soon as it was delivered.

Cigarette Shotgun photo
February 19, 2015 | Fiction

Cigarette Shotgun

Victor Freeze

All I wanted to do was tell some jokes at an open mic and look what I had to go through. I was running for my life.

A Partial List of People I’ve Blocked on Facebook photo
February 18, 2015 | Fiction

A Partial List of People I’ve Blocked on Facebook

Elle Nash

5. 'Jacob', whose frameless bed I’d crawl out of at 4:30 am to get to work.

Seed Room photo
February 18, 2015 | Fiction

Seed Room

David Rice

 I looked down and saw, in place of the disorder there had been, the penis and testicles of a small boy sprouting from me, growing incrementally as I ran, at about the rate of one year per second. 

Autumn Rhythm photo
February 17, 2015 | Fiction

Autumn Rhythm

Jimmy Chen

Did it bother him that his only erotic recourse that evening would be to pretend masterpiece on her face? Yes. 

2 Fictions photo
February 16, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Stefan Kiesbye

Katie keeps a pet duck in her Echo Park garden house. We sit on the edge of her tub and she sings, 'You are so beautiful to me,' the Joe Cocker song.

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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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

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

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.